Mission San Luis - 17th Century Spanish Mission
Client: Florida Department of Management Services / Florida Department of State
Size of Project: Multiple Facilities
For over ten years, Allstate Construction helped the State of Florida realize a historical dream. The reconstruction of this 17th Century Spanish Mission took place on the original site of this award-wining, archaeological site. The church, fort, council and chief’s houses, and convento/cocina were all built from plans developed utilizing the original drawings found in the Spanish archives. To replicate some of the original features, both inside buildings and around the site (e.g., concrete stockade fence), Allstate brought in Disney artists to paint longer lasting construction materials to mimic the original appearance. A new visitor center including event and conference space, as well as a museum was constructed towards the end. New site infrastructure and development included new roadways, parking lots, pedestrian pathways and wayfinding. Care was taken during construction to avoid damage to any archaeological finds, and certain procedures were followed. This site has been nationally acclaimed and recognized by many, including the U.S. President. Allstate is proud to have been a part of this recreation of our history.