St. Augustine, Florida - A Closer Look

St. Augustine - A Closer Look

St. Augustine, Florida took shape according to The Laws of the Indies, guidelines set forth by King Philip II of Spain.

Siting of Important StructuresThe Laws of the Indies described where important public structures should be sited in relation to public squares. Street GridThe Laws of the Indies described a grid of streets with varying purposes: commercial, residential, and civic. LocationThe Laws of the Indies was very specific about how the town should be placed in relation to the waterfront, for both defensive and health purposes.