In Defense of San Juan

In Defense of San Juan (HM14SE)

Location: San Juan, San Juan 00901 Larue County
Country: Puerto Rico

N 18° 28.044', W 66° 6.672'

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At this site you can sample a few of San Juan's historic fortifications. Features seen here date from the 1760's through the 1960's, the latter part of San Juan's military history.

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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HM NumberHM14SE
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Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 8:42pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19Q E 805104 N 2044335
Decimal Degrees18.46740000, -66.11120000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 18° 28.044', W 66° 6.672'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds18° 28' 2.64" N, 66° 6' 40.32" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 207-209 Calle Norzagaray, San Juan San Juan 00901, PR
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