St. Augustine, FL is the Oldest European Settlement in the USA, dating back to 1565. It will celebrate its' 450th Birthday in 2015. This is a link to recently released photos from the Library of Congress.
Having lived here since 1997, it is amazing to me that some of the buildings shown are exactly the same today as there were fifteen years ago and as they are represented in these photos dating back as far as the late 1800's. Of course roads are now paved, but places like the Ponce De Leon Hotel, now Flagler College, The Alacaza Hotel, now the Lightener Museum, The Casa Monica Hotel, The Marine Barracks, The Lighthouse, The Zorayda Club as well as Ft. Marion, now the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument as well as almost all of the Churches shown are the same now as originally built.
Please come visit Historic St. Augustine and see how history has been preserved for generations and the commitment of the City of St. Augustine to continue the preservation for future generations. It is a step back in time and you might decided to stay and never leave.