St. Augustine: America's first city (Part 3)

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11.jpg (11789 bytes) Next door to St. Augustine's oldest house is the Tovar House, which dates to 1763.

Used today as a museum for Florida's military, it is restored and open to the public.


Though nobody knows exactly when it was built, the Fernandez-Llambias House, right, was already extant in 1763, when Spain ceded Florida to Great Britain.

In those days, the house was a one-story, two-room, shingle-roofed coquina stone structure. The second story and balcony were added in 1838.

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5.jpg (14997 bytes) One of the best ways to see St. Augustine is to park the car, grab a map, and walk.

The older parts of the city are compact and easy to navigate.

Plus, if you like old houses, it's hard to make a wrong turn.

This row of houses is along Avenida Menendez, which overlooks Matanzas Bay, the city's waterfront.


 



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