Aviles Street in St Augustine Florida is the original art district as well as the location for an early church, cemetary, a jail, hospitals, 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. 


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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 art, history and culture. Come visit us and shop in local art galleries and wine and dine right on the oldest street, Aviles Street,  where Plein Air Artists are welcome. On this ancient cobblestone street you can also discover Aviles Street's 4 historical museums, a historic well, shops and galleries with antique prints, local art, glass, leather crafts, knive-making and custom jewelry. There are several Bed and Breakfasts' on Aviles Street as well as a cocktail bar and several restaurants serving Cuban, Greek, Polish , Italian and American cuisine, and peace pies as well as several wedding reception destinations. We are a Ripleys Tour Train Stop

Across the street from the General Kirby House, which is now the home to the Historic Society is the Hamblen- Holiday Building. Built in 1864 and 1885, the building is actually 2 warehouse buildings built by Hamblen Hardware that were joined together and renovated into studio spaces. This building now houses retail spaces on  Aviles Street and Charlotte Street and artists' studios on the 2nd and 3rd floors.
check out www.11avilesstreet.com or on facebook.

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