David P. Davis came to St. Augustine to plan the development of Davis Shores. Davis already had success in Tampa and was a major promoter of the Florida Real Estate Boom.

The Bridge of Lions was dedicated in February 1927, connecting Anastasia Island with St. Augustine's downtown historic district. Built by the J. E.

The City Commission formed a citizen committee in 1936 to study the historic sections of St. Augustine and determine if funding could be obtained for restoration of historic buildings.

Marine Studios, or Marineland, opened to guests for the first time on June 23, 1938. Over 20,000 people were in attendance on opening day, despite the fact that it was raining!

The United States Congress officially changed the name of St. Augustine's fort from Fort Marion to the Castillo de San Marcos, in honor of its Spanish origins.

Chicago publisher Otto C. Lightner came to St. Augustine and purchased the King Street building - formerly the Alcazar Hotel built by Henry Flagler in 1887.

The St. Augustine Historical Restoration and Preservation Commission was formed in 1959 by the Florida legislature.

On April 6, 1962 the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) filed a suit against the St. Johns County School Board to implement desegregation in St.

In 1963 a Living History Museum was opened in St. Augustine named "San Augustin Antiguo". It is now called the "Colonial Spanish Quarter".

Dr. Martin Luther King and Reverend Ralph Abernathy were arrested at the Monson Motor Lodge along with several others on June 12, 1964.

In 1965, the St. Augustine commemorated its 400th anniversary. Founded in 1565 by Spaniard Pedro Menendez de Aviles, St. Augustine is the nation's oldest permanent European settlement.

Flagler College is founded in September 1968 as a private women's college.

"Journey" into the African-American Experience

Updated January 22nd, 2014 by Meaghan

Step back in time through this interactive exhibit outlining the history of the African-American experience in St. Augutine.

Sunrise over the bayfront near the Castillo in St. Augustine.

10 Reasons to Move to St. Augustine

Updated June 18th, 2021 by barbara

Find out all the great reasons to move to St. Augustine.

10 Ways to Get Outdoors in St. Augustine

Updated November 17th, 2014 by sarahmccartan

Discover unique ways to get outdoors and enjoy the St. Augustine weather!

Here are some tips of how to keep cool when visiting St. Augustine in the summertime.

11 Ways to Keep Cool in St. Augustine

Updated July 13th, 2015 by Kzhensler

The living is easy in the summertime, especially if you follow these tips on how to keep your cool when visiting St. Augustine.

12 Insider Reasons to Visit St. Augustine in September

Updated August 1st, 2020 by Alex

Check out this exhaustive list of reasons to visit our historic waterfront town in September.

13 Florida Foods In St. Augustine

Updated July 23rd, 2020 by Alex

Vacationers looking for authentic Florida food can pull up a chair at St. Augustine's restaurants.

1565 Trading Company

(904) 907-1150
162 St. George Street

A clothing shop featuring light colored shirts with St. Augustine themed designs.