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

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

Credit this photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/7993
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Title

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

Image Number

  • PR09531

Year

  • 19--

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General Note

  • Proclaimed a national monument in 1924, the Castillo de San Marcos is the oldest masonry fort in the United States. Construction was begun in 1672, but it was decades before the 12-foot-thick walls were completed.
  • 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.

Physical Description

  • 1 photograph - b&w - 8 x 10 in.

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