Historic St. Augustine, its limits precisely defined by Matanzas Bay, San Sebastian River, and Macaris Creek, occupies a site unsurpassed in East Florida. The generous plaza, narrow streets, and public spaces establish a comfortable pedestrian scale, an attribute produced by age and isolation. Dominating the city’s historic character is its architecture, a curious indigenous blend of foreign and domestic styles, eclectic designs both careless and academic, and restorations by fact and by fancy.
Reeves, F. Blair
"The Architecture of Historic St. Augustine: A Photographic Essay,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 44:
1, Article 10.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol44/iss1/10