Villa Zorayda

Villa Zorayda (HM24M8)

Location: St. Augustine, FL 32084 St. Johns County
Country: United States of America

N 29° 53.509', W 81° 18.912'

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Built 1883

Bostonian Franklin W. Smith designed and built the Villa as his winter residence. It is important for its distinct architectural design and construction method in addition to its role in the early tourism industry in St. Augustine. The novel design represents the Moorish Revival style and takes direct inspiration from the Alhambra Palace in Spain. The building is recognized as the earliest Moorish Revival designed residence in Florida. Also, the building represents the first example of the transition from local coquina stone to another indigenous material, coquina shell reinforced concrete which was Smith's innovation. This use of coquina stone, shell, and concrete continues to be used in St. Augustine for stucco finishes, paved sidewalks, and parking areas.

Listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the U.S. Department of the Interior.
HM NumberHM24M8
Placed ByCity of St. Augustine
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Date Added Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 at 10:04am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 469566 N 3306839
Decimal Degrees29.89181667, -81.31520000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 53.509', W 81° 18.912'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 53' 30.54" N, 81° 18' 54.72" W
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Area Code(s)904
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 87 King St, St. Augustine FL 32084, US
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