Historic Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche

Historic Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche (HM23M6)

Location: St. Augustine, FL 32084 St. Johns County
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 54.288', W 81° 18.913'

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Built 1915

Mission Nombre de Dios featured a stone chapel of La Leche as early as 1702. That chapel was damaged and subsequently dismantled, rebuilt, and destroyed in 1728. Another reconstruction was undertaken in 1875 by Bishop Augustin Verot that was destroyed by a hurricane one year later. The small coquina stone chapel now located on this site is designed in the Mission Revival style with a stepped parapet wall and clay tile roof. Archaeological excavations on this property revealed potential evidence of the 1677 stone foundation of the first known stone chapel. This area holds significant religious and historical associations and archaeological research continues to provide information on the early settlement of St. Augustine.
HM NumberHM23M6
Placed ByCity of St. Augustine
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, December 10th, 2017 at 1:02pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 469569 N 3308278
Decimal Degrees29.90480000, -81.31521667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 54.288', W 81° 18.913'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 54' 17.28" N, 81° 18' 54.78" W
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Area Code(s)904
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101 San Marco Ave, St. Augustine FL 32084, US
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