Sa Agust AnAn ntIguo
(Old St. Augustine)
A Restored 18th Century Spanish Village
by the State of Florida
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A master craftsman forges hard- BENET STORE is a 19th ware used in our restoration of century building belong18th century dwellings at the ing to Pedro Benet whose BLACKSMITH at Cuna Street family operated a general
and Charlotte Street. store on this site for
CNA ST. CRAFT SHOPSseveral generations. They dealt in merchandise
arriving by ship which M included malt liquor and "segars".
SANCHEZ DE ORTIGOSA
HOUSE: The TEXTILE
ARTS exhibit shows
another side of domestic
life where wool spun into
At the CARPINTERIA
yarn and flax into linen
our carpenter demon- thread is then woven into strates the 18th century cloth on an 18th century methods used to create loom. The home is a refine handmade cabinets construction of a simple and furniture. The
-j two-room coquina house PESO BE BURGO- I toro of the First Spanish
P Period. An unusual is a British Period duplex feature of this building is which also houses an the tile roof laid across exhibit of antique Spanish
furnshins, thand-hewn ceiling rafters with a layer of concrete across the top of the tiles
to seal them.
DE MESA/SANCHEZ SITE
The Preservation Board
is presently conducting
archaeological, architectural and historical -- D research on this coquina
structure which first U ARRIVAS HOUSE is a reappeared as a two-room 1U_ U stored structure signifishellstone house on a o I cant because its 1764 map. By the end of architecture reflects both the 19th century it grew 2 the 18th and 19th to its present configu- De s This home is ration. Restoration will one of the 31 surviving be completed in 1979. structures of the colonial ~period and was owned by an officer at the Castillo
de San Marcos. The lower
BE RITA/GONZALEZ SITE floor represents the home is an archaeological and workshop of a master exhibit. The excavated silversmith who demontabby foundations clearly strates his craft using outline two, neighboring only 18th century houses of the late First |p methods in silver and Spanish Period scheduled__ etr for reconstruction at a
later date. De Hita and Gonzalez were both RETOO AILTE Spanish cavalrymen. RETOMFCLIS
Ribera House represents
/j the home of an upper The Gomez House is a re- casSaih clna construction of an 18th faiy Ths heltn cnuywooden dwelling M (coquina) structure was centuryreconstructed on its which was owned and
occuied y a infntr- qa original foundations to its
man in 1763. Most of the apaac ntelt smaller houses in this ; First Spanish Period. It
Spais grrso twnis furnished with were like the example ofauhnipeod ics the GOMEZ HOUSE, from Spain and Latin America. The
RIBERA HOUSE has a
detached kitchen housing
The Gallegos House is a adeosrtnofby reconstruction of a typical =l brycnemai.Th
two-room tabby (oyster hm a omlgre
shel ad lme)houe o -featuring fruit trees,
sheflowersland)anoarbor. the. First Spanish Period.flwran an rb. The GALLEGOS HOUSE was occupied by a soldier at the Castillo de San..... Marcos, his wife and FORT ALLEY TICKET WINDOW: Your
chilren an an nvaid ticket admits you only to
bachelor friend. Daily life the structures described activities of an ordinary"
~on this page. All others family of the 1750's are -arpivtloeaed depicted here by an inter--uritepetr, h preter preparing food, aOr dnrrediteriwo dyeing wool and tending clthng wreled youprio the garden as a part of cohnwloeyu this exhibit. /inquiries and the oppor~tunity to share their Knowledge of SAN AGUsTIN ANTIGUG.
OLD CITY GATES
St. Augustine, founded in 1565 by Pedro Menendez de Aviles as a Spanish military outpost 42 years before Jamestown, is the oldest continuously occupied European settlement in the continental United States. During your visit you will hear repeated references to periods of history. These are: First Spanish Period (1565-1763), British Period (1763-1784), Second Spanish Period (1784-1821) and American Period (1821 to present). San Agustin Antiquo (Old St. Augustine) features colonial and early American houses that have been restored or reconstructed on their original foundations and traditional craftsmen authentically recreating colonial life. The buildings, crafts and activities on your walking tour are a restoration project by the State of Florida.
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The GOVERNMENT HOUSE, located at the west end of the plaza near the Cathedral of Saint Augustine, was the 18th century
Sministrative headquarters for all Spanish territories in the Southeast. Historical, Historic St. Augustine archaeological and map displays of St. Preservation Board
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