29. West Terrace

The West Terrace

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Hassen


Do you notice anything special about the walkway leading to the West Terrace? Close inspection reveals that the walkway contains colorful sea shells. The walkway is concrete, a strong building material made by mixing cement, sand, water, and in this case sea shells mined from Northeast Florida. While the ancient Egyptians used early forms of concrete, the Romans are credited with developing the cement-based concrete still used widely today.