St. Augustine in Saint Johns County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Grace United Methodist Church
Flagler Era, Built 1887
Designed by New York architecture firm Carrere and Hastings in the Spanish Renaissance Revival style, the building is an example of Henry Flagler's influence on the built environment of St. Augustine. Furthermore, the poured concrete construction with coquina shell and sand aggregate combines locally available materials and resonates with St. Augustine's Colonial heritage which was influenced by coquina stone construction. Thin layers of the concrete mixture were poured into wooden forms and gradually built up resulting in a rigid monolithic structure capable of withstanding severe winds. Terra cotta detailing in precise areas stands in vivid contrast with the concrete wall planes which is a characteristic of the architectural style.
Listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the U.S. Department of the Interior.
Erected by City of St. Augustine.
Location. 29° 53.697′ N, 81° 18.882′ W. Marker is in St. Augustine, Florida, in Saint Johns County. Marker is at the intersection of Cordova Street and Carrera Street, on the right when traveling south on Cordova Street. Touch for map. Marker is on low wall facing Cordova Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8 Carrera Street, Saint Augustine FL 32084, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Grace United Methodist Church (here, next to this marker); Spanish Dragoon Barracks (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Triay-Hall House (about 400 feet away); A Microcosm of Urban Archaeology in Downtown St. Augustine, Florida (about 400 feet away); Acosta House (about 500 feet away); Villalonga House (about 500 feet away); Casa de Nicolas de Ortega (about 500 feet away); Sanchez House (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Augustine.
Also see . . . Grace United Methodist Church. (Submitted on January 11, 2018, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.)
Categories. • Architecture • Churches & Religion •
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