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

Cathedral Basillica of St. Augustine

Second Spanish Period, Built 1793-1797

 
 
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By Tim Fillmon, June 21, 2017
1. Cathedral Basillica of St. Augustine Marker
Inscription. The Cathedral Basilica is a significant structure representing the oldest Roman Catholic parish in the United States, architectural designs by Mariano de la Rocque (1797) and James Renwick (following an 1887 fire), and the successes of historic preservation (1965 and 2014-2015). The placement of the church facing the Plaza de la Constitucion follows the tradition of siting religious, government, and commercial functions around the central plaza as dictated by the 1573 Laws of the Indies for Spanish Colonial town planning. Parts of the structural elements remain in original coquina stone with later additions in poured concrete.

Designated as a National Historic Landmark by the U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Erected by City of St. Augustine.
 
Location. 29° 53.566′ N, 81° 18.753′ W. Marker is in St. Augustine, Florida, in St. Johns County. Marker is on Cathedral Place (Business U.S. 1) east of St. George Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 38 Cathedral Place, Saint Augustine FL 32084, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Plaza de la Constitución (a few steps from this marker); 8 inch Columbiad
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By Tim Fillmon, June 21, 2017
2. Cathedral Basillica of St. Augustine
(within shouting distance of this marker); Government House: Legacy of Authority (within shouting distance of this marker); Coquina in These Walls (within shouting distance of this marker); Balcón de los Reyes (within shouting distance of this marker); Andrew Young Crossing (within shouting distance of this marker); Government House and the Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); Prisoners of War in St. Augustine During the American Revolution (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Augustine.
 
Also see . . .  Cathedral Basillica of St. Augustine. (Submitted on January 11, 2018, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.)
 
Categories. Churches & ReligionColonial Era
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 2, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 10, 2018, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 81 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 10, 2018, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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