In Defense of San Juan
The concrete blocks scattered on the lawn were left by the U.S. Army, which was here from 1898 through 1960. In fact, the grass-roofed building you are standing on---now housing the park visitor facilities and offices—was built in 1942 as a World War II command post. The other features seen here were all built by Spain, mostly in the late 1700ís.
Although fortifications in San Juan cover such a great time span (1521 through 1960), they were all built for the same reason-to defend San Juan and its precious harbor.
Location. 18° 28.044′ N, 66° 6.672′ W. Marker is in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in San Juan Municipality. Marker is on Bulevar del Valle. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Juan PR 00901, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. What About Water? (here, next to this marker); Firepower (here, next to this marker); Three Flags (here, next to this marker); The Heart of San Cristobal (here, next to this marker); National Historic Site
Categories. • Colonial Era • Forts, Castles •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 311 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. A photo of the complete marker and a transcription of the Spanish text. • Can you help?