Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Man made wonders

Wonders which have been created (mainly) by man.

Castillo de San Marco

The oldest masonry fort in the United States, built in 1672 – 1695 by Spaniards and Brits. A star fort built to protect St....

St Augustine

The oldest European founded and continuously inhabited city in the continental United States. Established by Spaniards in 1565 in the site of earlier local...

Ocean Drive

A part of Miami Beach with more than 800 buildings in Art Deco and Streamline Modern style, built in 1923 – 1943. Location, GPS coordinates: 25.78039...

Key West Old Town

Historical district of a town which was developed on a tropical island in the late 19th – early 20th century. Location, GPS coordinates: 24.5569 N 81.80361...

Biscayne Boulevard Historic District

Showcase of Miami Modernist Architecture style, contains numerous significant buildings of this style built in the 1950ies – 1960ies. Location, GPS coordinates: 25.83802 N 80.18429 W Categories: Cities...

Turtle Mound

The tallest shell midden mound in the United States. Now it is 15 m high, but before the shellrock mining – 23 m high. Location,...

Mud Lake Canal

Large scale prehistoric structure – artificially made canal for canoes to simplify yearly migrations – to avoid rough waters of Mexico Gulf. Canal is...

Miami Circle

A circle formed by 24 postholes, made sometimes around 0 – 300 AD. Diameter of this perfect circle is 11.5 m. Postholes are cut...

Letchworth-Love Mounds

The tallest prehistoric mound in Florida – 14 m high. Built sometimes around 200 – 900 AD, most likely by Weedon Island Culture. Location, GPS...

Horr’s Island archaeological site

One of the oldest settlements and mound burials in this part of United States. Permanently occupied sometimes around 8000 – 1000 BC, when it...