F. Blair Reeves


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.