St. Augustine Sea Wall

St. Augustine Sea Wall (HMW3C)

Location: St Augustine, FL 32084 St Johns County
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 53.284', W 81° 18.548'

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This portion of the St. Augustine sea wall, extending from King Street to the south end of St. Francis Barracks, was constructed during the period 1833 to 1844. The coquina wall with granite top served as protection for the homes and businesses on the waterfront. Stone for the walls was quarried across the Matanzas River on Anastasia Island. The granite coping came from Pennsylvania and Connecticut. Together with the refurbishing of the Castillo de San Marcos, renamed Fort Marion by the Army, this project was an early example of the work assigned to graduates of the United States Military Academy at West Point, the first engineering school in the United States. This was one of the earliest federally funded projects in the Territory of Florida. The West Point graduates who designed and supervised the work were: 1st Lieutenant Stephen Tuttle (1797-1835; Class of 1820), 1st Lieutenant Francis L. Dancy (1806-1890; Class of 1826), 1st Lieutenant Henry W. Benham (1818-1884; Class of 1837) and 1st Lieutenant Jeremy F. Gilmer (1818-1883; Class of 1839).
HM NumberHMW3C
Marker NumberF-527
Year Placed2004
Placed ByThe West Point Society of North Florida and the Florida Department of State
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Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 11:26am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 470151 N 3306422
Decimal Degrees29.88806667, -81.30913333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 53.284', W 81° 18.548'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 53' 17.04" N, 81° 18' 32.88" W
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Area Code(s)904
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 178 Avenida Menendez, St Augustine FL 32084, US
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