Spanish Dragoon Barracks

Spanish Dragoon Barracks (HMVOR)

Location: St Augustine, FL 32084 St Johns County
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 53.651', W 81° 18.862'

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A first Spanish period two-story coquina, shingle roofed structure, 33' x 19', erected on the east side of this lot became the barracks for the Spanish dragoons in 1792. Each story had two rooms. One upper room contained a rack for 20 muskets and 40 pistols, another rack for saddles and bridles, a table and two benches. A detached kitchen, coquina curbed well, stable and privy were located adjacent to the barracks. In the yard, a cultivated vegetable garden, orange, lemon, and fig trees flourished. By 1822 the barracks had deteriorated and was razed.
Marker NumberF-194
Year Placed1972
Placed BySt. Johns County Historical Commission and the Security Federal Savings & Loan Association in cooperation with Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 1:38am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 469647 N 3307101
Decimal Degrees29.89418333, -81.31436667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 53.651', W 81° 18.862'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 53' 39.06" N, 81° 18' 51.72" W
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Area Code(s)904
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 61 Cordova St, St Augustine FL 32084, US
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