Old Spanish Chimney and Well

Old Spanish Chimney and Well (HM20CA)

Location: Saint Augustine, FL 32080 St. Johns County
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 51.874', W 81° 16.826'

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These ruins are all that remain of what was probably a Spanish barracks which housed the quarry overseer, master masons, and stonecutters who were involved in the construction of the Castillo de San Marcos. The quarry, located directly across the road from this site, contained rich veins of coquina which the Indian workers shaped into rough blocks. Under the supervision of the quarry overseer, Alonso Diaz Mejia, the blocks were transported by wagon and then by raft to the site of the Castillo. Completed in 1695, the great fortress was the keystone of the Spanish system of defense of Florida.
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HM NumberHM20CA
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Year Placed1975
Placed BySt. Johns County Historical Commission in cooperation with Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017 at 10:04am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 472916 N 3303811
Decimal Degrees29.86456667, -81.28043333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 51.874', W 81° 16.826'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 51' 52.44" N, 81° 16' 49.56" W
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Area Code(s)904
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1746-1758 Old Beach Rd, Saint Augustine FL 32080, US
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