Jungle Prada Site

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Jungle Prada Site
Jungle Prada 09.jpg
Looking north from the fishing pier at Jungle Prada de Narvaez Park
Jungle Prada Site is located in Florida
Jungle Prada Site
Location St. Petersburg, Florida
Coordinates 27°47′19″N 82°45′08″W / 27.78861°N 82.75222°W / 27.78861; -82.75222Coordinates: 27°47′19″N 82°45′08″W / 27.78861°N 82.75222°W / 27.78861; -82.75222
NRHP Reference # 03000007[1]
Added to NRHP February 4, 2003

The Jungle Prada Site (also known as Jungle Mound, Narvaez Site or Anderson Site) is an archaeological Tocobaga mounds and historical Narváez expedition site, and a city bayside park, in St. Petersburg of Pinellas County, western coastal Florida, in the Southern United States.

The Jungle Prada Site was added, on February 4, 2003, to the National Register of Historic Places.

History[edit]

Narvaez marker in Jungle Prada Park

The Jungle Prada—Mound Site is reputedly the 1528 landing site of the Spanish explorer Panfilo de Narvaez's Florida expedition to explore and expand colonial New Spain into North America. The remaining site of buildings set upon earthen mounds by the Tocobaga indigenous peoples of Florida predates the Spanish passing.

In September 2012 a few miles north in Largo, St Jerome Catholic Church unveiled three historically accurate murals depicting the Narvaez landing, the first Mass celebrated in Florida, and early interaction between the Spanish and the Tocobaga.

Location[edit]

The historical site and surrounding recreational city park are protected and maintained by the City of St. Petersburg. They are located near the eastern shore of Boca Ciega Bay, at Park Street North and Elbow Lane (17th Avenue) in the city.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 

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