“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
St. Augustine in Saint Johns County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)

King's Bakery

British Colonial Period, Built ca. 1782

King's Bakery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, June 21, 2017
1. King's Bakery Marker
Inscription. This is the only known building with its origin in the British Period that exists in St. Augustine. Until Marine Street was developed, the Bakery was contiguous with the St. Francis Barracks property. The British converted and expanded the Spanish Convento de San Francisco into their Barracks including the construction of this Bakery and storeroom. The coquina stone construction and stucco finish are typical of St. Augustine's Colonial building pattern and thick masonry construction functions to keep the building dark and cool. Alterations over time served other uses including a military hospital, storehouse, and office for the National Cemetery. In 1934, a New Deal project converted the former bake house into an automobile garage.
Erected by City of St. Augustine.
Location. 29° 53.203′ N, 81° 18.559′ W. Marker is in St. Augustine, Florida, in Saint Johns County. Marker is on Marine Street 0.1 miles south of St. Francis Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. 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. Major Dade and His Command Monuments (within shouting distance of this marker); Dade Pyramids
King's Bakery Marker and building image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, June 21, 2017
2. King's Bakery Marker and building
(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Francis Barracks (about 500 feet away); Tovar House (about 500 feet away); González-Alvarez House (about 500 feet away); Four Centuries----Five Flags (about 500 feet away); Gonzalez-Alvarez House (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Tovar House (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Augustine.
Categories. ArchitectureColonial Era
Credits. This page was last revised on January 16, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 11, 2018, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 11, 2018, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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