On this oldest street, Aviles Street discover everything our street has to offer including street side dining and cocktails as well as historic museums, shops with gifts and antiques and prints, and art galleries featuring local artists and craftsmen and much more!
All photos by perpetualcool unless otherwise specified. Copyright 2020.
background pic taken at Father O'Reilly House 01/20
Welcome to Aviles Street, St Augustine, Florida, 32084
Aviles Street is the oldest street in the USA and rich in local art, history and culture. Aviles Street is located on the south side of the plaza between St. George and Charlotte Streets. We have the best local art galleries on the oldest street, Aviles Street as well as several history museums and restaurants where you can enjoy outdoor dining
Across the street from the General Kirby House, which is now the home to the Historic Society is the Hamblen- Holiday Building. We are in the process of being renovated and recently completed a facelift to the exterior. Built in 1864 and 1885, the building is actually 2 warehouse buildings built by Hamblen Hardware that were joined together and renovated into artist studio spaces starting in the 1930's. This building now houses retail spaces/galleries on Aviles Street and Charlotte Street and artists' studios and apartments on the 2nd and 3rd floors.
Below are digital photos taken by perpetualcool 2010-2020
Aviles Street in St Augustine Florida is the original art district as well as the location for an early church, cemetary, a jail, hospitals, a playhouse, boarding houses and schools. Through the years there have been restaurants and shops and memorable people selling their wares. Later in the 1960's it was the original location of the Tropical Tradewinds Lounge. Aviles Street was renovated a few years ago with help from the city and was made sidewalk cafe friendly and now is the home to bar and restaurants with sidewalk seating.