Historic District in St. Augustine in St. Johns County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Fuente de los Caños de San Francisco
Presented in 2005 to the people of St. Augustine by the Mayor of Avilés, the Hon. Santiago Rodríguez Vega, the masks form part of the historic and cultural monuments that occupy the grounds of the Visitor Information Center.
The masks are reproductions of the six faces that serve as water spouts for the municipal fountain or caños in the San Francisco neighborhood of Avilés, the Caños de San Francisco is one of that city's most renowned historic landmarks.
Since the early twentieth century, St. Augustine and Avilés have maintained close ties, exchanging gifts and visits by citizens, public officials and students. In the 1920s, Avilés gave St. Augustine the casket and burial headboard of Pedro Menéndez and in 1972 a statue of the founder, which since then has stood before the front entrance to City Hall. In 1997, St. Augustine donated the anchor of the seventeenth century Spanish treasure ship, Nuestra Señora de Atocha,
Erected by City of St. Augustine.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music. A significant historical year for this entry is 1565.
Location. 29° 53.904′ N, 81° 18.867′ W. Marker is in St. Augustine, Florida, in St. Johns County. It is in the Historic District. Marker is on Cordova 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. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Huguenot Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); Old Spanish Trail Zero Milestone (a few steps from this marker); St. Augustine Civic Center (within shouting distance of this marker); The Lynching of Isaac Barrett / Racial Violence in America (within shouting distance of this marker); Public Burying Ground (within shouting distance of this marker); The Lynching of Isaac Barrett (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named St. Augustine Civic Center (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Huguenot Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Augustine.
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