Aerial view of Castillo de San Marcos - Saint Augustine, Florida

Aerial view of Castillo de San Marcos - Saint Augustine, Florida


Image Number

  • PR09521

Year

  • 19--?

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General Note

  • The Castillo de San Marcos in St. Augustine is Florida's dominant Spanish Colonial landmark. Construction of the fortress, which took a quarter century, was completed in 1696. With walls 16 feet thick at the base and protected by moat, the Castillo was never taken by force. The principal material is coquina, a sedimentary rock formed from billions of tiny seashells and quarried nearby. Most of the laborof quarrying and building was performed by Indians under the supervision of Spanish artisans.
  • The Castillo de San Marcos in St. Augustine is Florida's dominant Spanish Colonial landmark. Construction of the fortress, which took a quarter century, was completed in 1696. With walls 16 feet thick at the base and protected by moat, the Castillo was never taken by force. The principal material is coquina, a sedimentary rock formed from billions of tiny seashells and quarried nearby. Most of the laborof quarrying and building was performed by Indians under the supervision of Spanish artisans.
  • Four centuries ago a 50-mile stretch of Florida's east coast witnessed the first conflict between Europeans in North America. In the years that followed, three nations shaped the area's history: Spain, who claimed it on the basis of discovery; France, who challenged that claim, alleging early exploration; and England, a latecomer in colonial expansion, who stood by waiting to develop the strength to take what she wanted. But the United States-a nation then unborn-won the land.
  • Four centuries ago a 50-mile stretch of Florida's east coast witnessed the first conflict between Europeans in North America. In the years that followed, three nations shaped the area's history: Spain, who claimed it on the basis of discovery; France, who challenged that claim, alleging early exploration; and England, a latecomer in colonial expansion, who stood by waiting to develop the strength to take what she wanted. But the United States-a nation then unborn-won the land.

Physical Description

  • 1 photograph - b&w - 8 x 10 in.

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Aerial view of Castillo de San Marcos - Saint Augustine, Florida. 19--?. Black & white photograph, 8 x 10 in. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/7984>, accessed 9 February 2016.

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Aerial view of Castillo de San Marcos - Saint Augustine, Florida. 19--?. Black & white photograph. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 9 Feb. 2016.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/7984>.

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