Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Anastasia in St. Augustine in St. Johns County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

1886 Well

St. Augustine Lighthouse

 
 
1886 Well Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, April 17, 2014
1. 1886 Well Marker
Inscription.  
Just to the east of this well stood the original wooden kitchens, used prior to adding the brick kitchens on either side of the keepers’ house.

The well had a pump handle, like the one you see between the two old kitchens in the picture to the right. Though the keepers’ house had cisterns, a well close by the kitchen was more convenient for cooking and cleaning. Once the current brick kitchens were added, pipes connected the water from the cisterns to the kitchen.

Visit our Keepers' House to learn more about the daily lives of the keepers and their families.
 
Erected by St. Augustine Lighthouse Maritime Museum.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsIndustry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Lighthouses series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1886.
 
Location. 29° 53.132′ N, 81° 17.307′ W. Marker is in St. Augustine, Florida, in St. Johns County. It is in Anastasia. Marker can be reached from Lighthouse
Paid Advertisement
Click on the ad for more information.
Please report objectionable advertising to the Editor.
Click or scan to see
this page online
Avenue south of Carver Street East when traveling south. Marker is on the north side of the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum grounds. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 81 Lighthouse Avenue, Saint Augustine FL 32080, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1872 North Privy (a few steps from this marker); 1888 Outdoor Kitchens (within shouting distance of this marker); 1872 South Privy (within shouting distance of this marker); Lighthouse and Keepers House (within shouting distance of this marker); World War II (within shouting distance of this marker); Sentinels of the Coast (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Watchtower and Lighthouse (about 700 feet away); St. Augustine on Anastasia Island (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Augustine.
 
More about this marker. Marker is a large composite plaque mounted in a tall, wooden "billboard-style" frame.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. St. Augustine Lighthouse & Keepers' House
 
Also see . . .  St. Augustine Lighthouse History. The Lighthouse is St. Augustine's oldest surviving brick structure, and today the site is restored to colors and materials used the year 1888. In 1876, a brick light keeper's house was added to the property,
1886 Well Marker (<i>tall view; capped well remains in foreground</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, April 17, 2014
2. 1886 Well Marker (tall view; capped well remains in foreground)
a triplex that held two families and a young, single, 2nd assistant keeper, most often of Menorcan descent. Brick summer kitchens were added in 1886. (Submitted on November 30, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
St. Augustine Lighthouse Keepers' House (<i>located about 40 yards east of well</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, April 17, 2014
3. St. Augustine Lighthouse Keepers' House (located about 40 yards east of well)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 28, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 331 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 30, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

Share this page.  
Share on Tumblr
m=126897

CeraNet Cloud Computing sponsors the Historical Marker Database.
This website earns income from purchases you make after using our links to Amazon.com. We appreciate your support.
Paid Advertisement
Apr. 22, 2024