Jungle Prada Site
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Jungle Prada Site
Looking north from the fishing pier at Jungle Prada de Narvaez Park
|Location||St. Petersburg, Florida|
|NRHP Reference #||03000007|
|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.
The Jungle Prada—Mound Site is reputedly the 1528 landing site of the Spanish explorer Pánfilo de Narváez'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 Narváez landing, the first Mass celebrated in Florida, and early interaction between the Spanish and the Tocobaga.
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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- National Register of Historic Places: Pinellas County place listings
- Florida's Office of Cultural and Historical Programs: Pinellas County listings
- Pinellas County Planning Department as staff for the Pinellas County Planning Council. (PCPD) Pinellas County Historical Background.
- Straub, W. L. History of Pinellas County. (Straub) The Record Company. St. Augustine, Florida. 1929.
- stpete.org: St. Petersburg Parks
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