Architectural Variations in Pensacola's Three Presidios

James Nottingham Greene

          This thesis uses landscape archaeology theory to analyze architectural elements at Pensacola's eighteenth century Spanish garrisons. Historical documents and archaeological features for each presidio are analyzed to delineate construction variations through time. Landscape archaeology theory is used to interpret the observed variations in architecture. This analysis shows how architectural characteristics were transformed and adapted to each of the three environmental settings selected by the Spanish during the eighteenth century.