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Fort Matanzas, Saint Augustine, St. Johns County, FL



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Item Title


Location
Saint Augustine, FL

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS FL-15-5
Building/structure dates: 1743 initial construction
Significance: Fort Matanzas was originally established in 1565, and served as the site of the final struggles between Spain and France for domination of Southeast. The present fort was built in 1737-42, to reinforce the garrison against attacks by Oglethorpe of Georgia.

Subjects
Forts & Fortifications


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. HISTORIC AMERICAN BUILDINGS SURVEY. HERBERT KAHLER, PHOTOGRAPHER, MCH.26,1934. VIEW FROM SOUTH-EAST
2. Historic American Buildings Survey C. E. Peterson, Photographer c. 1934 FRONT VIEW
3. Historic American Buildings Survey C. E. Peterson, Photographer c. 1934 SIDE VIEW
4. HISTORIC AMERICAN BUILDINGS SURVEY. HERBERT KAHLER, PHOTOGRAPHER, MCH.26,1934. SOUTH VIEW
5. HISTORIC AMERICAN BUILDINGS SURVEY. HERBERT KAHLER, PHOTOGRAPHER; MCH.26,1934. WEST VIEW
6. Historic American Buildings Survey C. E. Peterson, Photographer c. 1934 VIEW OF TOWER
7. Historic American Buildings Survey C. E. Peterson, Photographer c. 1934 VIEW ON ROOF OF TOWER
EXTERIOR VIEW, SHOWING SOUTH WALL OF TOWER
EXTERIOR VIEW, SHOWING SOUTH WALL OF TOWER
EXTERIOR VIEW, SHOWING NORTH TOWER WALL AND STAIR
EXTERIOR VIEW, SHOWING NORTH TOWER WALL AND STAIR
INTERIOR VIEW, UPPER GUARD ROOM
INTERIOR VIEW, LOWER GUARD ROOM, LOOKING TOWARDS FIREPLACE
INTERIOR, TYPICAL WINDOW EMBRASURE
VIEW TO NORTH, SHOWING CANNON EMPLACEMENT AND ECHAUGETTE
VIEW TO NORTH, SHOWING NORTH WALL OF FORT AND NORTH WALL OF TOWER
ECHAUGETTE, SOUTHWEST CORNER OF FORT
DETAIL OF WALL, SHOWING COQUINA BLOCKS IN MORTAR
INTERIOR VIEW, LOWER GUARD ROOM, LOOKING TOWARDS FIREPLACE


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