The Oldest house in the oldest city
The foundation of the oldest
house in the oldest city
predates the destruction of the city by
the British in 1702.
The material of the house walls is “coquina,” a rock-like combination of sea shell remains
and mortar, with which a good many building experiments were
made in old times, in this part of the country.
That portion of the old house has stood the wear
and tear of almost three hundred and fifty years,
though the wood finish which you see is of course modern.
provide a vivid portrayal of what life
was like for the Spanish colonists who
lived here for nearly 250 years.
The oldest House in the USA