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

Public Market Place

 
 
Public Market Place Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 1, 2011
1. Public Market Place Marker
Inscription.  The first public market was established in this Plaza by Governor Mendez de Canzo in 1598. Here, for the first time a standard system of weights and measures was introduced in this country for the protection of the consumer. On this site a market for the sale of meats and produce was erected in 1824, and in use until 1878. This structure was rebuilt by the City in 1888 following a disastrous fire in this area April 11, 1887.
 
Erected 1970 by St. Johns County Historical Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1913.
 
Location. 29° 53.546′ N, 81° 18.689′ W. Marker is in St. Augustine, Florida, in St. Johns County. Marker is at the intersection of Charlotte Street and King Street, on the right when traveling south on Charlotte Street. Located in the Plaza de la Constitucion. 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 St. Augustine Foot Soldiers Monument (here, next to this marker); St. Augustine Foot Soldiers (a few steps
Public Market Place Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 1, 2011
2. Public Market Place Marker
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from this marker); Slave Market (a few steps from this marker); Juan Ponce de Leon (a few steps from this marker); Juan Ponce De Leon (within shouting distance of this marker); Florida (within shouting distance of this marker); Public Well (within shouting distance of this marker); World War II Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Augustine.
 
Reconstructed Market image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 1, 2011
3. Reconstructed Market
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 3, 2011, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 694 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 3, 2011, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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