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Coquina in These Walls

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Location: St George St at King St, St Augustine, FL
County: St. Johns
Coordinates: N 29° 53.554    W 081° 18.774
  29.89256666    -81.3129
Style: Interpretative Sign **
Waymark: WMK6YJ


Special to the architecture of Government House and St. Augustine's defenses, churches, and residences is coquina, a rare native shell stone formed over a long period of geological time and quarried since 1671 on nearby Anastasia Island. The existence of 18th entry coquina walls in Government House influenced the federal government's 1934 decision to restore the historic building and preserve its Spanish heritage.

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