Mission San Luis, Tallahassee Photos

Mission San Luis de Talimali was established in 1656 by Franciscans to serve the Apalachee Indians. It was capital of Western Florida until 1704 when it was burned as the town fled before Anglo-Creek forces. The reconstructed church is still consecrated and once served a village of 1,400 Indians & Spaniards. The town sat on Florida's El Camino Real (King's Highway) which reached to St Augustine & beyond.

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Map of network of about 100 Spanish mission & King's Highway joining them across northern Florida at San Luis Archeological & Historic Site. Tallahassee, FL.Reconstruction of Mission San Luis de Talimali church established by Franciscans to serve Apalachee Indians. Tallahassee, FL.Thatched roof of San Luis mission church. Tallahassee, FL.Interior of still consecrated San Luis mission church which between 1656 & 1704 served a village of 1,400 Indians & Spaniards. Tallahassee, FL.
Map of network of about 100 Spanish mission (1560s-1690s) & King's Highway joining them across northern Florida at San Luis Archeological & Historic Site. Tallahassee, FL.Reconstruction of Mission San Luis de Talimali church established (1656) by Franciscans to serve Apalachee Indians. Tallahassee, FL.Thatched roof of San Luis mission church. Tallahassee, FL.Interior of still consecrated San Luis mission church which between 1656 & 1704 served a village of 1,400 Indians & Spaniards. Tallahassee, FL.
Reconstructed thatched shelter for natives at San Luis Archeological & Historic Site. Tallahassee, FL.Interior log supports of native council house shelter at San Luis Historic Site. Tallahassee, FL.Living platforms with council house at San Luis Historic Site. Tallahassee, FL.Fireplace & pottery at center of council house at San Luis Historic Site. Tallahassee, FL.
Reconstructed thatched shelter for natives at San Luis Archeological & Historic Site. Tallahassee, FL.Interior log supports of native council house shelter at San Luis Historic Site. Tallahassee, FL.Living platforms with council house at San Luis Historic Site. Tallahassee, FL.Fireplace & pottery at center of council house at San Luis Historic Site. Tallahassee, FL.
Replicas of native pottery & baskets in council house at San Luis Historic Site. Tallahassee, FL.Thatched council house plus Spanish adobe house at San Luis Historic Site. Tallahassee, FL.Reconstructed Spanish house at San Luis Mission site which was Spain's capitol of Western Florida & a major stop on the El Camino Real to St. Augustine. Tallahassee, FL.Interior of Spanish house with swinging shelves to alert residents to vermin at San Luis Historic Site. Tallahassee, FL.
Replicas of native pottery & baskets in council house at San Luis Historic Site. Tallahassee, FL.Thatched council house plus Spanish adobe house at San Luis Historic Site. Tallahassee, FL.Reconstructed Spanish house at San Luis Mission site which was Spain's capitol of Western Florida & a major stop on the El Camino Real to St. Augustine. Tallahassee, FL.Interior of Spanish house with swinging shelves to alert residents to vermin at San Luis Historic Site. Tallahassee, FL.
Heritage breeds of chicken at San Luis Historic Site. Tallahassee, FL.Replica of engraved native shell dipper at San Luis Historic Site. Tallahassee, FL.Original & replica polychrome pottery plates from Spanish colonial era at San Luis Historic Site. Tallahassee, FL.
Heritage breeds of chicken at San Luis Historic Site. Tallahassee, FL.Replica of engraved native shell dipper at San Luis Historic Site. Tallahassee, FL.Original & replica polychrome pottery plates from Spanish colonial era at San Luis Historic Site. Tallahassee, FL.

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