Old slave market, St. Augustine, Fla.

Old slave market, St. Augustine, Fla.

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  • Old slave market, St. Augustine, Fla.

Image Number

  • PC07740


  • 19--

Publication Info

  • St. Augustine, Fla. : W.J. Harris Co., [19--].

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General Note

  • A nearby historical marker later erected in 1970 reads: "The first public market was established in this Plaza by Governor Mendez de Canzo in 1598. Here, for the first time a standard system of weights and measures was introduced in this country for the protection of the consumer. On this site a market for the sale of meats and produce was erected in 1824, and in use until 1878. This structure was rebuilt by the City in 1888 following a disastrous fire in this area April 11, 1887."
  • Depending upon the source, this building is called the Old Spanish Market, the Old Market, or the Old Slave Market.
  • Number on back at top: A-21229.
  • Accompanying note on back: "The old slave market in the east end of the Plaza is an interesting landmark of antebellum days. It was used as a public market in which slaves were occasionally sold."

Physical Description

  • 1 postcard - hand-colored - 9 x 14 cm.

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