St. Augustine City Gate, Florida
The present St. Augustine City Gate, which gave access to the city from the north through the Spanish Cubo Line Defense System, was constructed in 1808. (The word cubo defines round, square, or polygonal towers placed in defensive walls.) The present-day gate is part of the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument.
If you read St. Augustine history, going back to its beginning when the Spanish owned this oldest United States city, it seems somebody was always attacking it, it was changing hands, ramparts and buildings were being built and rebuilt. The original gate was built in 1702 but it suffered the fate of build/destroy/rebuild of much of the city.
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