Tag Archives: Dennis Fermin

Villa Zorayda: The Moorish building that inspired St. Augustine today

 didn’t set out to start a revolution in 1883 with the construction of his winter home at 83 King Street in St. Augustine. , named for a princess in ’s novel, Tales of the Alhambra, was the first residence built in the Moorish Revival style based on the architecture of the Alhambra in Granada, Spain. Many structures built in early St. Augustine architecture were lost to fire and weather, prompting the architect to explore a new method of construction using a blend concrete and crushed coquina shells made from shell fragments and quartz sand found in deposits around the city. …

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Fiesta 450! The St. Augustine Amphitheatre Celebrates the 450th Anniversary of St. Augustine

BY RENEE UNSWORTH EVENT: EMMA presents Fiesta 450! VENUE: St. Augustine Amphitheatre DATE: Sunday, September 6, 2015 TIME: Doors 3pm / Free Performances 4– 7:30pm / Ticketed Performance 7:30pm TICKET PRICES: $19.00-$100.00 INFO: www.emmaconcerts.com; www.staugamphitheatre.com The nation’s oldest city is celebrating its 450th birthday in September. Visits by the king and queen of Spain, a music and street festival, and the annual Menendez landing will take place, along with a day-long celebration of Spanish culture at the . will feature six hours of live music, dance, cultural groups, reenactors and more. This event is hosted by the , a nonprofit, …

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