Mission of Nombre de Dios
Jean and Scott made it to the shade at the big shrine.
Date: Sunday, November 24, 2013
Location: Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse, 14 St. George St., St. Augustine, FL 32084
Where we normally hold just 2 plein air sessions per month, the general consensus among the group last Sunday was that we wanted to paint outdoors again this coming Sunday, so we’ve made arrangements to go and paint at the Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse this coming Sunday, November 24th at 8am. While the main tourist attraction is the Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse itself, an attractive courtyard full of garden plants, fountains and statues sits back behind the Schoolhouse with ample room for us to set up our easels and paint. The Schoolhouse’s normal business hours are 9am to 6pm, but they are willing to let us in as early as 8am since the staff will be onsite hanging Christmas decorations.
A few important notes:
To get to the Schoolhouse from north or south of St. Augustine, follow US-1 toward Downtown St. Augustine and turn onto Orange Street. Likewise, if you are coming from St. Augustine Beach or Davis Shores, cross the Bridge of Lions and follow Avenida Menendez/Castillo Drive north and then turn left onto Orange Street near the City Gates.
Once on Orange Street, you have a few options for parking. Probably the best place to park would be the sand parking lot behind Mojo’s BBQ. It is closest to the Schoolhouse, plenty of spaces should be available early on a Sunday morning, and all parking meters are free on Sundays. In the event that you can’t find a space there, you may also park in the School District’s lots on either side of the small brick Yates building, or pay to park in the Parking Garage.
Since it takes a bit of navigating to get to the sand lot, we’ve provided a handy parking guide. Once you’ve parked, the Schoolhouse is just a short walk over to St. George Street.
See you there!