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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM24M9_grace-united-methodist-church_St.-Augustine-FL.html
Designed by New York architecture firm Carrere and Hastings in the Spanish Renaissance Revival style, the building is an example of Henry Flagler's influence on the built environment of St.Augustine. Furthermore, the poured concrete construction w…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM24M8_villa-zorayda_St.-Augustine-FL.html
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 desig…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM24M7_kings-bakery_St.-Augustine-FL.html
This is the only known building with its origin in the British Period that exists in St. Augustine. Until Marine Street was developed, the Bakery was contiguous with the St. Francis Barracks property. The British converted and expanded the Spanish…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM24M6_four-centuries-five-flags_St.-Augustine-FL.html
Spaniards first settled Florida permanently at the site of St. Augustine in 1565. They raised their vivid red and white flag to establish possession of the land for their king. The Spanish flag flew over the little garrison town for 235 years, …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM24M5_gonzalez-alvarez-house_St.-Augustine-FL.html
This building is significant because of the site's early Spanish Colonial history and architectural features that represent both Spanish periods and the British period. A significant restoration based in archaeological, documentary and physical ev…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM24M4_tovar-house_St.-Augustine-FL.html
The characteristic site plan of Spanish Colonial architecture is evident in the Tovar House which is situated on the street edge and the property is enclosed with a solid wall. Rectangular window openings, a front balcony, and coquina stone constr…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM24M3_segui-kirby-smith-house_St.-Augustine-FL.html
The two-story coquina stone structure was built prior to 1800 to replace a two-story structure that had a rubble masonry first floor and wood frame second floor. Typical of Spanish Colonial site planning, the building is constructed on the street …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM24M2_cathedral-basillica-of-st-augustine_St.-Augustine-FL.html
The Cathedral Basilica is a significant structure representing the oldest Roman Catholic parish in the United States, architectural designs by Mariano de la Rocque (1797) and James Renwick (following an 1887 fire), and the successes of historic pr…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM24M0_st-augustine-civic-center_St.-Augustine-FL.html
Like a restored masterpiece, the St. Augustine Visitor Information Center continues to do what it has done since the day it opened: Welcome visitors to St. Augustine. It was the Junior Chamber of Commerce that first proposed the idea of a Civic…
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This building is associated with New Deal construction and significant for its architecture as an example of Mission Revival style applied to a civic building. Local coquina stone materials and the selection of prominent local architect Frederick …
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