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St. Augustine Locals Love: Conch House

St. Augustine Locals Love: Conch House

A few years ago, back when I still worked at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, I was training my summer intern on giving tours when I spotted a familiar face in the courtyard. I couldn’t quite remember where I knew this woman from, [Read more…]

Kelley-O’Brien Mansion: St. Augustine’s Hidden Treasure

Kelley-O’Brien Mansion: St. Augustine’s Hidden Treasure

Lewis Ogden O’Brien had just turned 12 in the spring of 1885, when he scribbled out a short note, jammed it inside a bottle, and hid it inside an air vent at his family’s new winter estate in Florida. The oldest of three, Lewis would [Read more…]

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings: A Literary Legacy in the Dunes

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings: A Literary Legacy in the Dunes

History is written in the architecture all over St. Augustine. From coquina walkways to gilded arches, each structure carries with it not only a unique design, but a unique story. High on the dunes of Crescent Beach, just a few hundred yards north of State [Read more…]