Historic St. Augustine Lighthouse on Anastasia Island, Florida.

Historic St. Augustine Lighthouse on Anastasia Island, Florida.


Image Number

  • COM05956

Year

  • Between 1981 and 1996

Series Title

General Note

  • St. Augustine Lighthouse was the first built in Florida. The original tower was authorized by Congress and completed in 1824, although it fell into the sea in 1880. Anticipating the loss, the current 165-foot tower was built in 1874. The black-and-white tower is the state's only spiral-banded lighthouse and it contains an original first-order Fresnel lens. Six flights of stairs offer visitors access to a spectacular view, and the keeper's restored quarters give a glimpse into the often solitary life of the coast's human sentinels. Automated in 1955, today [2011] the light flashes every 30 seconds. The keeper's quarters house a museum, theater, and bookstore. The St. Augustine Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1981.

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Photographer/Personal Author

Physical Description

  • 1 slide - col.

Subject Term

Geographic Term

Subject Corporate


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Historic St. Augustine Lighthouse on Anastasia Island, Florida.
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Chicago Manual of Style

Stewart, H. Milo. Historic St. Augustine Lighthouse on Anastasia Island, Florida. Between 1981 and 1996. Color slide, . State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/242211>, accessed 16 February 2019.

MLA

Stewart, H. Milo. Historic St. Augustine Lighthouse on Anastasia Island, Florida. Between 1981 and 1996. Color slide. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 16 Feb. 2019.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/242211>.

AP Style Photo Citation

(State Archives of Florida/Stewart)