Old Spanish Chimney and Well
Posted by: tiki-4
N 29° 51.874 W 081° 16.826
17R E 472916 N 3303811
Quick Description: Old Spanish Chimney and Well
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 6/26/2006 1:35:03 PM
Waymark Code: WMFPE
These ruins are all that remain of what was probably a Spanish barracks which housed the quarry overseer, master masons, and stonecutters who were involved in the construction of the Castillo de San Marcos. The quarry, located directly across the road from this site, contained rich veins of coquina which the Indian workers shaped into rough blocks. Under the supervision of the quarry overseer, Alonso Diaz Mejia, the blocks were transported by wagon and then by raft to the site of the Castillo. Completed in 1695, the great fortress was the keystone of the Spanish system of defense of Florida.
Marker Number: F-242
County: St Johns
Marker Type: Roadside
Sponsored or placed by: St. Johns County Historical Commission In Cooperation With Department of State
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