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

The Plaza Building

 
 
The Plaza Building Marker image. Click for full size.
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.
 
Location. 29° 53.525′ N, 81° 18.662′ W. Marker is in St. Augustine, Florida, in Saint 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. Touch for map. Marker is located on the wall near the door. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 King Street, Saint Augustine FL 32084, United States of America.
 
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 (within shouting distance of this marker); Slave Market (within shouting distance of this marker); The Segui-Kirby Smith House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Augustine.
 
More about this marker.
The Plaza Building Marker next to the door on left image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, November 7, 2013
2. The Plaza Building Marker next to the door on left
An identical marker is located fronting King Street next to Charlotte Street
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 29, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 139 times since then and 36 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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