INSPECTION OF OUTER GATE
U.S. 1 NORTH
ST. AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA
PREPARED BY HISTORIC PROPERTY ASSOCIATES
December 20, 1988
amended September 30, 1992
The "Gate" is marked by two coquina shell-stone columns with short
flanking walls of the same material, one on either side of the
There are two iron cannon tubes set in concrete mounts immediately
north of the columns.
The tube on the west side is marked 1848 on the end on one trunnion
and JSC on the other.
Both tubes were apparently shipboard armament. They are set in
their mounts upside down.
The tube on the east side is marked 1847 and P over JSC.
There are markings across the rear of this tube on what normally
would be the top. It was impossible to read because of position
Both tubes have had holes cut through from near the end ofthe bore
to the outside to allow water to drain.
The exterior of the tubes are in reasonably good condition, however
the bores are rusting badly.
The statues flanking the coquina columns appear to be made of
fiberglass reinforced plastic or, if not, have been heavily coated
with that material.
The cannon tubes continue to deteriorate.
Some erosion of the cap stones of the columns and flanking walls
1. Conduct sufficient documentary research to identify the pieces.
2. Clean and apply rust-preventative finish.
3. Construct new and more appropriate mounts.
4. Place identifying plaques next to the pieces.
09/30/92 All 1988 recommendations still apply.