Jungle Prada Site

The Jungle Prada Site (also known as Jungle Mound, Narváez Site or Anderson Site) is an archaeological Tocobaga mounds and historical Narváez expedition site, and a city bayside park, in St. Petersburg of Pinellas County, western coastal Florida, in the Southern United States.

Jungle Prada Site
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Looking north from the fishing pier at Jungle Prada de Narvaez Park
Jungle Prada Site is located in Florida
Jungle Prada Site
Jungle Prada Site is located in the United States
Jungle Prada Site
LocationSt. Petersburg, Florida
Coordinates27°47′19″N 82°45′08″W / 27.78861°N 82.75222°W / 27.78861; -82.75222Coordinates: 27°47′19″N 82°45′08″W / 27.78861°N 82.75222°W / 27.78861; -82.75222
NRHP reference #03000007[1]
Added to NRHPFebruary 4, 2003

The Jungle Prada Site was added, on February 4, 2003, to the National Register of Historic Places.

HistoryEdit

 
Narvaez marker in Jungle Prada Park

The Jungle Prada—Mound Site is believed to be at or near the 1528 landing site of the Spanish explorer Pánfilo de Narváez's Florida expedition to explore and expand colonial New Spain into North America.[2] The remaining site of buildings set upon earthen mounds by the Tocobaga indigenous peoples of Florida predates the Spanish passing.

In September 2012 a few miles north in Largo, St. Jerome Catholic Church unveiled three historically accurate murals depicting the Narváez landing, the first Mass celebrated in Florida, and early interaction between the Spanish and the Tocobaga.

LocationEdit

The historical site and surrounding recreational city park are protected and maintained by the City of St. Petersburg. They are located near the eastern shore of Boca Ciega Bay, at Park Street North and Elbow Lane (17th Avenue) in the city.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ MacDougald, James (2018). The Pánfilo de Narváez Expedition of 1528: Highlights of the Expedition and Determination of the Landing Place. St. Petersburg: Marsden House. ISBN 978-1-4834-8671-0.

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