Thursday, June 30, 2016

Roman Catholic Neo Medievalism vs Protestant Sprawl

Two contrasting examples of development style in early America history are Williamsburg, Virginia and St. Augustine Florida. The latter founded and designed by the Spanish in traditional city style, narrow streets, plazas and such, while the former founded and layed out by the English with wide streets, wide lots with lawns, etc. You can guess which was adopted. I've been to both and much prefer St. Augustine. I suppose the ready availability of cheap plentiful land around Williamsburg versus the swampy land around St. Augustine is one reason for the difference in design adopted.

Williamsburg- founded by Protestants.

St. Augustine- founded by Roman Catholics.

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