The King's Bakery

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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.[1][2]

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[3] 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.[4]


  1. ^ St. Augustine and St. Johns County: A Historical Guide By William R. Adams p. 40
  2. ^ The houses of St. Augustine By David Nolan p. 14
  3. ^ Battlefield and classroom: four decades with the American Indian, 1867-1904 By Richard Henry Pratt p. 113
  4. ^ Encyclopedia of the French & Indian War in North America, 1754-1763 By Donald I. Stoetzel p. 446

Coordinates: 29°53′12.1″N 81°18′33.4″W / 29.886694°N 81.309278°W / 29.886694; -81.309278