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Juan Ponce De Leon

 
 
Juan Ponce De Leon Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, August 1, 2011
1. Juan Ponce De Leon Memorial
Inscription. (Front):
The
Discoverer of
Florida
Juan Ponce De Leon
landed near
this spot
1513

(Back):
Presented
to the
City of St. Augustine
by
Andrew Anderson, M.D.
1923

 
Erected 1923.
 
Location. 29° 53.551′ N, 81° 18.675′ W. Marker is in St. Augustine, Florida, in Saint Johns County. Marker is at the intersection of Menendez Avenue (Florida Route A1A) and King Street on Menendez Avenue. Click for map. Marker is south of the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument at the west end of the "Bridge of Lions" in the square bounded by Cathedral Place and King Street, about eight blocks east of Ponce de Leon Boulevard. (U.S. Hwy. 1) via King Street. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Augustine FL 32084, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Public Market Place (within shouting distance of this marker); Slave Market (within shouting distance of this marker); The St. Augustine Foot Soldiers Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Florida (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Augustine First World War Memorial
Front Inscription Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, August 1, 2011
2. Front Inscription
(within shouting distance of this marker); Public Well (within shouting distance of this marker); The Plaza Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Boat Basin (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in St. Augustine.
 
Also see . . .
1. Juan Ponce De Leon. (Submitted on May 25, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Juan Ponce De Leon in Florida. (Submitted on May 25, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
3. Wikipedia - Juan Ponce De Leon. (Submitted on May 25, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional comments.
1. Juan Ponce De Leon statue
This statue of Juan Ponce de León is a copy of one at the Cathedral in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico (the subject's burial site) which was reportedly cast in New York in 1882 using bronze from English cannons seized by the Spanish after the English attacked San Juan in 1792.
    — Submitted May 25, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.

 
Additional keywords.
Back Inscription Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, August 1, 2011
3. Back Inscription
Fountain of Youth; C. Bupert; Mayor Andrew Anderson; conquistador; Spanish explorer.
 
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Juan Ponce De Leon Statue and Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Richard E. Miller, 1990
4. Juan Ponce De Leon Statue and Marker
Juan Ponce De Leon Statue Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, July 1992
5. Juan Ponce De Leon Statue
C.Bupert, sculptor.
Gorham Manufacturing Company, founder.
Dates: Original 1881. Replica cast 1922. Dedicated Nov. 12, 1923.
Medium: Sculpture: bronze; Base: Dummerston granite. Dimensions: Sculpture: approx. H. 5 ft. 10 in.; Base: approx. H. 6 ft. x W. 14 ft.
This recast was made in 1922 when the City of San Juan, Puerto Rico allowed casts to be made of their sculpture by the Gorham Manufacturing Company of New York. The sculpture was presented to the City of St. Augustine as a gift from civic leader Dr. Andrew Anderson during a dedication ceremony that was a highlight of the Armistice Day program of 1923. [ Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture, Smithsonian American Art Museum, P.O. Box 37012, MRC 970, Washington, D.C. 20013-7012 Control Number: IAS FL000805 ]
Juan Ponce De Leon Statue in San Juan Puerto Rico Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, March 1983
6. Juan Ponce De Leon Statue in San Juan Puerto Rico
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 6,327 times since then and 104 times this year. Last updated on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   5, 6. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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