St. Augustine in St. Johns County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
St. Francis Barracks
A decision was made by the military authorities to occupy the former Franciscan mission and convert the chapel originally constructed in the 1730s and 1740s into a barracks. The friary where the missionaries lived was also renovated, with fire places added to the enlarged living quarters. When the Spanish returned to St. Augustine in 1783, the Franciscans initially reoccupied the site, but were soon replaced by the soldiers of the Spanish garrison. In 1821, Florida was ceded to the United States, and the U. S. Army took possession of the military
Location. 29° 53.254′ N, 81° 18.576′ W. Marker is in St. Augustine, Florida, in St. Johns County. Marker is on Marine Street south of St. Francis Street/Avenida Menendez, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is mounted at eye-level, directly on the courtyard exterior wall, facing Marine Street, near the southeast corner of the building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 82 Marine 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. Tovar House (within shouting distance of this marker); González-Alvarez House (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named St. Francis Barracks (within shouting distance of this marker); Four Centuries----Five Flags (within shouting distance of this marker); Officers' Quarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Gonzalez-Alvarez House (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Tovar House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); King's Bakery (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Augustine.
Also see . . . St. Francis Barracks (Wikipedia). St. Francis Barracks (Submitted on March 18, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 18, 2019. This page originally submitted on March 17, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 18, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.