Historic St. Augustine Lighthouse on Anastasia Island.

Historic St. Augustine Lighthouse on Anastasia Island.


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  • K023984

Year

  • 1979

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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 [2015] 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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Physical Description

  • 1 slide - col.

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Shelf Number

  • Shelf number: S1047B6F3.

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Chicago Manual of Style

Gaines, James L. Historic St. Augustine Lighthouse on Anastasia Island. 1979. Color slide, . State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/296600>, accessed 17 February 2019.

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Gaines, James L. Historic St. Augustine Lighthouse on Anastasia Island. 1979. Color slide. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 17 Feb. 2019.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/296600>.

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(State Archives of Florida/Gaines)