Archaeologists Find 330 Year Old Church In Florida

06.06.11 | Sarah Harnisch

  Archaeologists have discovered a 330-year-old church in St. Augustine, Florida. It's the oldest church of its kind in the state. The building is estimated to have been built in 1677, and the foundation has been found on the site of the first and longest-lasting of the Spanish missions in Florida. The Church of Nombre de Dios and la Leche was built in 1677 and was greatly praised in many old documents-- including letters to the King of Spain. Archeologists believe the church was about 90 feet by 40 feet, meaning it was the largest church in the Spanish colonies at the time.