HISTORIC PROPERTY ASSOCIATES, INC.
P.O. Box 1002
St. Augustine, Florida 32085-1002
OUTER GATE ORDNANCE
There are two iron cannon tubes set in concrete mounts
immediately north of the coquina pylons at the north entrance
to the City from U.S. 1. The tubes are mounted upside down and
both have large drain holes drilled through from the outside to
The tube on the east side is marked 1847 on one trunnion
end and P over JSC on the other. The exterior is in fair
condition, but the bore is heavily rusted.
The tube on the west side of the highway is marked 1848 on
one trunnion end and JSC on the other. Its condition is similar
to the one on the east side.
The inspection was made December 20, 1988.
1. Conduct sufficient documentary research to identify the
2. Clean and apply rust-preventive finish.
3. Construct new and more appropriate mounts.
4. Place identifying plaques next to the pieces.