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February 28, 2007

St. Augustine

another wooden house.JPG

avilles street.JPG

street avilles.JPG

miltary hospital.JPG

brown house with porch.JPG

carriage house.JPG

cemetery a one.JPG

cemetery one.JPG

cemetery two.JPG

cute little house.JPG

governement museum.JPG

hotel monica.JPG

little wood house.JPG

old drugstore.JPG

old town inn.JPG

st george street.JPG

one story stone building.JPG

original wood house on st george.JPG

pink house.JPG

pres church.JPG

red building.JPG

rodriguez sanchez house.JPG

seashell wall 1.JPG

seashell wall oysters.JPG

soldiers gate.JPG

stone restaurant.JPG

wood house.JPG

view into old farm.JPG

town gates leading in.JPG

town gates one.JPG

town gates two.JPG
This gate, opened in 1739, provided the only access through the defense line on the north side of St. Augustine.

statue in front of town hall.JPG
statue plaque.JPG

lightner musuem columnb.JPG

canon and flag.JPG
To the Fort!

fort one.JPG

fort three.JPG

fort worn steps.JPG

fort two.JPG

fort walls.JPG

fort shot oven.JPG
This structure is a hot shot furnace for heating cannon balls to be shot at wooden vessels and to set them on fire. It is part of the water battery built by the US (1842-44) when this side of the moat was filled and guns were mounted on stone arcs behind the sea wall.

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guard post.JPG


drawbridge 2.JPG

flagler college gate.JPG
Ponce De Leon Hotel.

This magnificent structure was erected between 1885 and 1887 by Henry M. Flagler, the hotel and railroad magnate whose activities contributed greatly to the development of Florida’s eastern coastal area. Designed by the New York architectural firm of Carrere and Hastings, the building reflects the Spanish Renaissance style through out. The hotel was the first major edifice in the United States to be constructed of poured concrete, a mixture of cement, sans and coquina shell. The interior is decorated with imported marble, carved oak, and murals painted by Tojetti and George W. Maynard. Its stained glass windows were created by Loius Tiffany of New York. The Ponce de Leon Hotel was the flagship of the Flagler hotel system, which soon extended all along the east coast of Florida. Located in the “Winter Newport,??? this resort hotel entertained celebrities from around the world, including several US Presidents. During World Was II, the hotel served as a Coast Guard Training Center. In 1968, this historic landmark was converted into Flagler College, an accredited liberal arts institution.

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flagler college west.JPG

flagler college interior.JPG

ponce de leon hotel entrance.JPG

ponce de leon hotel fountain.JPG

oldest school outside view.JPG
Oldest Schoolhouse in America

old school back view.JPG

old school heath and bell.JPG

old schol worn threshhold and tabby floor.JPG

old school teacher and dunce cap.JPG
The dunce cap was not placed on the head of a bad child, but instead on the head of a slow learner.

old school stairs and dungeon.JPG

old school dungeon.JPG
The Dungeon under the stairs for naughty kids

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The kitchen: The kitchen was not used as a cafeteria. The teachers who taught did their own cooking in this building and students brought their own lunches. South kitchens were often built as separate buildings to spare the main house any excess heat. Also should the kitchen catch on fire the main house may be safe.

old school kitchen inside.JPG

old school chimney and chain.JPG
Chimney of the kitchen; the chains were used to ground buildings and prevent them from falling over during high winds.

old school heath and well.JPG
Wishing Well

old school outhouse.JPG

old school class.JPG

Posted by Heather at February 28, 2007 09:40 AM


I am intruigued by the cemetary... is it in (or near) St Augustine? There seem to be a lot of raised graves, almost like pseudo-mausoleums. Do you think they were for wealthier families? I also think it's interesting a lot of them are made of brick... not a typical (in the Northeast, anyway) vault construction. Tell me more!!

Posted by: sara at March 2, 2007 05:29 PM

I'm interested in the "Class of 1864" with some of their descendants. Would you happen to have their names available. I'm researching my ancesters and interested in local photos. Thanks.

A. Ferreira

Posted by: Andre Ferreira at September 6, 2010 09:55 AM

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