St. Augustine's "pink castle" was the former home of noted Florida sculptor Charles Adrian Pillars .

Historic Lecture, Tour, Concert & Book Signing

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 | 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Owners of St. Augustine's "Pink Castle" will host a history lecture, tour, music recital and book signing April 27, 2021.

16 May St., St. Augustine, FL, 32084
(912) 484-0628
  • Hosted by current owner Marcy Jean Brenner, the mysteries of St. Augustine’s "Pink Castle" will be unveiled during a lecture, tour and book signing from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, 2021.

    Built in 1922 as the home and studio of sculptor Charles Adrian Pillars, the house at 16 May St. in historic downtown is one of St. Augustine’s many architectural treasures.

    The program will include a slide-illustrated lecture “Pillars and the Pink Castle” and a balcony concert by Brenner, renowned violist and current homeowner. 

    Dr. Wayne Wood, historian-at-large for the Jacksonville Historical Society will be available to sign copies of his new biography “Life: The Untold Story of Charles Adrian Pillars.”

    Originally from Rantoul, Illinois, Pillars relocated to St. Augustine after studying with Daniel Chester French, Edward Potter and Lorado Taft at the Art Institute of Chicago. During his time in Florida, Pillars created a bronze statue of a “winged figure of youth” for Jacksonville’s Memorial Park, but he is best known for two statues representing Florida at the National Statuary Hall Collection in Washington D.C. The works of art are a marble sculpture of American inventor and scientist John Gorrie and a bronze sculpture of U.S. Army officer Edmund Kirby Smith.

    Admission: $30. To purchase tickets, visit here. 

    When: 2 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, 2021.

    Where: The “Pink Castle” is located at 16 May St. in historic downtown.

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