Antique print dated 1895.
The page is over 115 years old and in good condition.
In order to enhance and protect the page we have set in within a bespoke frame and mount.
Frame size 400mm x 370mm. available also in a
gold frame, your choice. RtW.220.
Entitled – St. Augustine. St. Francis Street.
Below the picture an inscription reads:
St. Augustine. – The traveller leaves New Orleans at eleven o’clock in the morning, and, travelling by the Louisville and Nashville Railroad, reached Jacksonville at five minutes past eight next morning.
From Jacksonville we proceed to the City of St. Augustine a distance of thirty-seven miles, by the Jacksonville, St. Augustine, and Indian River Railroad, leaving the former place at 10.50 a.m., and arriving at St. Augustine at twelve o’clock noon.
This is one of the most beautiful and interesting cities in America.
It lies on the Atlantic coast, near the south end of a narrow peninsula formed by the Matanzas and St. Sebastian Rivers, and opposite Anastasia Island.
The surounding country is flat, sandy, and overgrown with palmetto scrub.
The older streets are very narrow indeed.
The old Spanish houses are built of “coquina” – a kind of shell limestone – and some of them have overhanging balconies.
The gardens and squares are full of palmetto, orange, and citron trees, date-palms, bananas, and magnolias.
The permanent population of St. Augustine is 4,742, but this is increased to at least 10,000 during the winter months.
In the centre of the city is the Plaza de la Constitucion, extending on the east to the sea-wall and the Matanzas, beyond which is seen the Island of Anastasia.
Along the south side of the Plaza runs the Alameda, which brings one to a group of handsome modern buildings in the Spanish or Moorish style.
To the right is the enormous Ponce de Leon Hotel, and to the left the Cordova Hotel.
St. George Street, leading northwards from the Plaza, is one of the quaintest streets in the city.
The sea-wall, which extends south-west from the Fort for three-quarters of a mile, affords a fine promenade; at its south end are the St. Francis Barracks, occupying the site of an old convent of that name.
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