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Castillo de San Marcos

Posted by
Fran (Trumbull CT, United States) on 26 March 2016 in Architecture and Portfolio.

Castillo de San Marcos, a fort constructed by the Spanish between 1672 and 1695, in St. Augustine, Florida.The fort was built of coquina, a type of shell stone indigenous to the area. The Castillo has never been conquered despite attacks by English General James Oglethorpe who attempted to subdue the town in 1740. He found his cannonballs were no match for the unusual consistency of coquina which absorbed the blast rather than crumbling.