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

The Plaza Building

 
 
The Plaza Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, November 7, 2013
1. The Plaza Building Marker
Inscription.  Built in 1888. Originally housed The Surprise Store, "The largest and leading Department Store on Florida's East Coast". In 1934 it became The Plaza Hotel. From 1949-1986 it was the home of Potter's Wax Museum.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1888.
 
Location. 29° 53.525′ N, 81° 18.662′ W. Marker is in St. Augustine, Florida, in St. Johns County. Marker is at the intersection of Avenida Menendez and King Street (Business U.S. 1), on the left when traveling north on Avenida Menendez. Marker is located on the wall near the door. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 King Street, 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. Florida (within shouting distance of this marker); The Boat Basin (within shouting distance of this marker); Juan Ponce De Leon (within shouting distance of this marker); Public Market Place (within shouting distance of this marker); Nuestra Señora de los Remedios (within shouting distance of this marker); The St. Augustine Foot Soldiers Monument
The Plaza Building Marker, next to the door on left image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, November 7, 2013
2. The Plaza Building Marker, next to the door on left
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(within shouting distance of this marker); St. Augustine Foot Soldiers (within shouting distance of this marker); Juan Ponce de Leon (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Augustine.
 
More about this marker. An identical marker is located fronting King Street next to Charlotte Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 29, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 295 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 29, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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Oct. 2, 2022