Woman and child sitting by the Old Spanish Chimney on Anastasia Island in Saint Johns County near Saint Augustine, Florida.

Woman and child sitting by the Old Spanish Chimney on Anastasia Island in Saint Johns County near Saint Augustine, Florida.

Credit this photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/18044
(please include photographer's name when noted).

Title

  • Woman and child sitting by the Old Spanish Chimney on Anastasia Island in Saint Johns County near Saint Augustine, Florida.

Image Number

  • PR76788

Year

  • 1927

Date Note

  • Photographed on April 3, 1927.

Series Title

General Note

  • Accompanying note: "An old Spanish chimney 25 miles S. of St. Augustine. Probably oldest Spanish ruins in this country. 4/3/27. Across the road is an old Spanish Well. Not shown here."
  • Historical marker later erected at the site reads, "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."

Physical Description

  • 1 photoprint - b&w - 3 x 5 in.

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