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

Old Spanish Chimney and Well

 
 
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By Jay Kravetz, June 7, 2017
1. Old Spanish Chimney and Well Marker
Inscription. These ruins are all that remain of what was probably a Spanish barracks which housed the quarry overseer, master masons, and stonecutters who were involved in the construction of the Castillo de San Marcos. The quarry, located directly across the road from this site, contained rich veins of coquina which the Indian workers shaped into rough blocks. Under the supervision of the quarry overseer, Alonso Díaz Mejiá, the blocks were transported by wagon and then by raft to the site of the Castillo. Completed in 1695, the great fortress was the keystone of the Spanish system of defense of Florida.
 
Erected 1975 by St. Johns County Historical Commission in cooperation with Department of State. (Marker Number F-242.)
 
Location. 29° 51.874′ N, 81° 16.826′ W. Marker is in St. Augustine, Florida, in Saint Johns County. Marker is at the intersection of Old Beach Road and Riviera Street, on the right when traveling north on Old Beach Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Augustine FL 32080, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); St. Augustine Beach Wade-Ins (approx. one mile away);
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By Jay Kravetz, June 7, 2017
2. Old Spanish Chimney and Well Marker
Coquina - Foundation of St. Augustine (approx. 1.1 miles away); Old Spanish Quarries (approx. 1.1 miles away); St. Augustine Alligator Farm (approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also named St. Augustine Alligator Farm (approx. 1.3 miles away); Lighthouse and Keepers House (approx. 1½ miles away); Sentinels of the Coast (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Augustine.
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, Castles
 
Old Spanish Chimney image. Click for full size.
By Jay Kravetz, June 7, 2017
3. Old Spanish Chimney
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By Jay Kravetz, June 7, 2017
4. Old Spanish well at the location
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 14, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 2, 2017, by Jay Kravetz of West Palm Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 74 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 2, 2017, by Jay Kravetz of West Palm Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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