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

1888 Outdoor Kitchens

St. Augustine Lighthouse

 
 
1888 Outdoor Kitchens Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, April 17, 2014
1. 1888 Outdoor Kitchens Marker
Inscription.  This is one of two brick kitchens added in 1888, replacing former wooden kitchens that were located closer to the lighthouse tower. Before indoor air conditioning and safer cooking techniques, kitchens were detached from houses to protect them from heat and fire.

The kitchens were equipped with a wood or kerosene stove and oven, sink with a pump, ice box, and an open closet. Families often put a table in the kitchen for eating and for use as a counter.
 
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 1888.
 
Location. 29° 53.124′ N, 81° 17.294′ W. Marker is in St. Augustine, Florida, in St. Johns County. It is in Anastasia. Marker can be reached from Lighthouse Avenue south of Carver Street East when traveling south. Marker is near the southeast corner of the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime
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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. Lighthouse and Keepers House (within shouting distance of this marker); 1886 Well (within shouting distance of this marker); 1872 South Privy (within shouting distance of this marker); 1872 North Privy (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 (approx. 0.2 miles 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, a triplex that held two families and
Marker detail: Keepers' House right after its 1876 construction; the kitchens are not present image. Click for full size.
2. Marker detail: Keepers' House right after its 1876 construction; the kitchens are not present
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.) 
 
Marker detail: Keeper Goodwin in the kitchen with two fraternity pledges. image. Click for full size.
3. Marker detail: Keeper Goodwin in the kitchen with two fraternity pledges.
This is the earliest photograph of the kitchen interior we have, circa 1940s.
1888 Outdoor Kitchens Marker (<i>tall view</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, April 17, 2014
4. 1888 Outdoor Kitchens Marker (tall view)
1888 Outdoor Kitchens Marker (<i>wide view; former kitchen building in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, April 17, 2014
5. 1888 Outdoor Kitchens Marker (wide view; former kitchen building in background)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 30, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 362 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 30, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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