When St. Augustine was preparing for its 450th birthday, the Craig family was also commemorating a milestone of their own. Craig Funeral Home celebrated 100 years of business in 2015, recalling a rich heritage of providing service and lasting memories for the families of the nation’s oldest city through four generations.
In 1915, Mr. Augustus Hedrick Craig went to work at L.F. Sanchez Funeral Home which was established in 1899. The original funeral home was located at 30 St. George Street, in what is now the historical part of St. Augustine. Above is a #ThenAndNow of #HistoricStAugustine. The St. Francis Barracks are the former site of an old Franciscan Monastery, constructed in 1588. The building was converted to military barracks by the British in 1763 and then from 1783 to 1821, it was a Spanish garrison. The United States Army has occupied the space since 1821 and in 1907 the Florida National Guard Headquarters was established here. Photos reflect 1895 and 2018 time periods.
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