The King's Bakery
The King's Bakery is a coquina stone structure in St. Augustine, Florida built during the British colonial period in Florida (1763 - 1784). The building located on Marine Street, with the rear facing Matanzas Bay, was constructed to supply bread to the British troops quartered across the street at the St. Francis Barracks, a building which formerly housed Franciscan monks assigned to the Franciscan monastery during the First Spanish Period (1565 - 1763) of St. Augustine. The monastery was converted by the British for military use.
The bakery, believed to be the only structure left in St. Augustine built entirely during the British period, was used alternately as a storeroom for flour, a military hospital and offices. The bakery, which was converted for use as a garage in 1934, is part of the St. Francis Barracks military compound which became the headquarters for the Florida National Guard in 1907.
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