Plaza de la Constitucion - St. Augustine, FL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
N 29° 53.557 W 081° 18.762
17R E 469808 N 3306927
Quick Description: The Plaza de la Constitucion is located along the OST in the heart of historic downtown St. Augustine, Florida.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 5/15/2016 1:40:24 PM
Waymark Code: WMR67P
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
Views: 5

Long Description:
A historical marker in the plaza reads:

"The oldest public space in America, the plaza was laid out by Spanish Royal Ordinances in 1573. Its Constitution Monument may be the only remaining monument in the Western Hemisphere celebrating
the Spanish constitution of 1812.

The Ordinances specified that the plaza was to be laid to the compass points, and in "good proportion" -- a prolonged square, the length equal to 1½ times the width. Lengths and widths based on proportional ratios were believed to be imbued with harmony and spiritual meaning.

The first system of weights and measures was established with a market here in 1598. Pictured is the Plaza from the early 1900s. Here are markers about Florida's 67 counties, memorials to Felix Varela, prisoners of the American Revolution, the Confederacy, and soldiers killed in WWII and the Korean and Vietnam wars. A pre-18th century well has been designated an American Water Landmark. The Town Plan and plaza were designated a National Historic Landmark in 1970."
Submission Criteria:

Distinctive or Significant Interest


Website with More Information: [Web Link]

Address of Waymark:
Plaza de la Constitucion
St. George Street
St. Augustine, FL USA
32084


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