The concrete blocks scattered on the lawn were left by the U.S. Army, which was here from 1898 through 1960. In fact, the grass-roofed building you are standing on—-now housing the park visitor facilities and offices—was built in 1942 as a World War II command post. The other features seen here were all built by Spain, mostly in the late 1700's.
Although fortifications in San Juan cover such a great time span (1521 through 1960), they were all built for the same reason-to defend San Juan and its precious harbor.
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|Date Added||Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 8:42pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||19Q E 805104 N 2044335|
|Decimal Degrees||18.46740000, -66.11120000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 18° 28.044', W 66° 6.672'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||18° 28' 2.64" N, 66° 6' 40.32" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 207-209 Calle Norzagaray, San Juan San Juan 00901, PR|
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