Castillo de San Marcos National Monument

Castillo de San Marcos National Monument St. Augustine Florida

Stock #: 18706
Type: Postcard
Era: Linen
City: St. Augustine
State: Florida (FL)
County: St. Johns
Publisher: Florida Souvenir Co.
Condition: VG
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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The Oldest City in the United States. Spanish Castillo de San Marcos is the oldest complete masonry fortification remaining in continental U. S. Construction was started in 1672. Its 16-foot-thick walls are built of coquina, a natural shellrock quarried on nearby Anastasia island. The Castillo withstood major English attacks in 1702 and 1740, and in its later years as a prison held men famous in U. S. history.