The plan of present-day Pensacola reflects the influences of such colonial powers as Spain, France, and Great Britain. While all shared a common debt to ancient Roman practices of city design, each culture had its own idea of city planning that developed from its own particular history. The imposition of these ideas on Pensacola, and the accommodations that each culture had to make for the preceding one, led to an interesting and unique plan.
Lloyd, Jr., Robert B.
"Development of the Plan of Pensacola During the Colonial Era, 1559-1821,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 64
, Article 3.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol64/iss3/3