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St. Augustine in Saint Johns County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

St. Augustine Sea Wall

 
 
St. Augustine Sea Wall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 2, 2011
1. St. Augustine Sea Wall Marker
Inscription. This portion of the St. Augustine sea wall, extending from King Street to the south end of St. Francis Barracks, was constructed during the period 1833 to 1844. The coquina wall with granite top served as protection for the homes and businesses on the waterfront. Stone for the walls was quarried across the Matanzas River on Anastasia Island. The granite coping came from Pennsylvania and Connecticut. Together with the refurbishing of the Castillo de San Marcos, renamed Fort Marion by the Army, this project was an early example of the work assigned to graduates of the United States Military Academy at West Point, the first engineering school in the United States. This was one of the earliest federally funded projects in the Territory of Florida. The West Point graduates who designed and supervised the work were: 1st Lieutenant Stephen Tuttle (1797-1835; Class of 1820), 1st Lieutenant Francis L. Dancy (1806-1890; Class of 1826), 1st Lieutenant Henry W. Benham (1818-1884; Class of 1837) and 1st Lieutenant Jeremy F. Gilmer (1818-1883; Class of 1839).
 
Erected 2004 by the West Point Society of North Florida and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-527.)
 
Location. 29° 53.445′ N, 81° 18.588′ W. Marker
New location of marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, August 14, 2014
2. New location of marker
is in St. Augustine, Florida, in Saint Johns County. Marker is at the intersection of Menendez Avienda and Bravo Lane, on the right when traveling north on Menendez Avienda. Click for map. The sea wall has been completely rehabilitated and preserved. The Marker has been relocated farther north to the entrance of the Santa Maria Restaurant. Marker is at or near this postal address: 135 Avienda Menendez, Saint Augustine FL 32084, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cofradia Site Coquina Well (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Ximenez-Fatio House (about 600 feet away); The Plaza Building (about 600 feet away); The Boat Basin (about 700 feet away); Florida (about 700 feet away); Nuestra Seņora de los Remedios (about 800 feet away); Juan Ponce De Leon (approx. 0.2 miles away); Public Market Place (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in St. Augustine.
 
Also see . . .  Saving the Seawall. City of St. Augustine (Submitted on August 15, 2014.) 
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesMilitary
 
New location of marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, May 25, 2014
3. New location of marker
As you can see from this photo taken May 25th, the Marker is temporarily not in place.
St. Augustine Sea Wall New Construction image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, May 25, 2014
4. St. Augustine Sea Wall New Construction
They are in the final stages of completely rebuilding the St Augustine Sea Wall, and the marker is temporarily not in place.
Old location of marker at Avenida Menendez & St Francis St image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 2, 2011
5. Old location of marker at Avenida Menendez & St Francis St
Old Seawall in front of St. Francis Barracks image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 2, 2011
6. Old Seawall in front of St. Francis Barracks
Old Seawall Extending North to King Street image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 2, 2011
7. Old Seawall Extending North to King Street
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 591 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on , by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida.   3, 4. submitted on , by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida.   5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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