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St. Augustine City Gates at Castillo de San Marcos National Monument in January 2008
The city gates, a short distance west from Castillo de San Marcos, date from 1739. The final form of the pillars was completed in 1808. The gates were part of the defensive wall that ran from the citadel around the St. Augustine.
the north façade (outside the town)
The location of the gate is 29°53'52.3"N, 81°18'49"W. Sign texts reads as follows: "The Town Wall | 1704-1821 | The fort and the wall barred the land approach to St. Augustine. | The burning of St. Augustine by the English in 1702 showed the need for additional defenses. The first of these was a palisade on this site. Later the defense was improved and extended around the town. Thereafter, no attack ever reached the homes of the people. | This replica depicts the wall as it looked about 1810." "This gate, opened in 1739, provided the only access through the defense line on the north side of Spanish St. Augustine. | Royal engineer Manuel de Hita built this coquina pillars in 1808. | This tablet was originally erected in 1907 by the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Florida. It was revised to commemorate the tricentennial of Castillo de San Marcos in 1972."
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Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, Code: CASA
Southeast Regional Office, Code: SERO
Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, St. Johns County, Florida
Latitude: 29.8980369567871, Longitude: -81.3125

NRIS (National Register Information System) : 66000062
NHLS (National Historic Landmark System) : 70000847
Legacy NPS Focus Record ID : 238419
McCarthy, Dennis NPS, Southeast Regional Office, Architecture Division
Dennis McCarthy
Thursday, January 17, 2008 10:19:34 AM
Thursday, August 10, 2017 9:57:44 AM
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Monday, January 14, 2008 8:59:53 AM
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