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Building Name

Chapel of Our Lady of La Leche


Ancient Spanish Shrine of Nuestra Senora de la Leche Marker, St Augustine, FL.

This historical marker is located on the Chapel of Our Lady of La Leche at the Mission of Nombre de Dios in St. Augustine, Florida, USA. It was sponsored by the Mission of Nombre de Dios.

The marker reads as :

" Erected in the early days on the spot called Nombre de Dios, where Pedro Menendez de Aviles landed in 1565 and laid the foundation of the first Spanish Colony in the new continent. Here the religious ceremony of taking possession of the land in the name of God and of the king of Spain took place and the first Holy Mass was celebrated. Scene of the Martyrdom of Father Rodriquez and a Franciscan Brother during the Indian Revolt of 1597. Dismantled and abandoned during the border raids from Georgia; Rebuilt by Bishop Verot in 1873, Blown down by a storm a year later; Re-erected by Bishop Curley in 1918."

Restored and furnished as a Chapel by, Mrs. General Hardin in memory of General Martin D. Hardin in 1925.

Latitude, Longitude

29.90479722, -81.31520000

Rights Statement


Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida -- Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida -- Jacksonville; Ancient Spanish Shrine of Nuestra Senora de la Leche marker; Chapel of our Lady of la Leche; Mission of Nombre de Dios; Pedro Menendez de Aviles; Historical marker; St Johns County (Fl.); St Augustine (Fl.); Historical markers -- Florida -- St Augustine.; Images


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