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Title: Preserving and Digitizing the Architectural History of St. Augustine, Florida
Physical Description: Slideshow Presentation
Creator: Nemmers, John
Publication Date: March 20, 2013
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Abstract: Presentation made as part of the LYRASIS online webinar, Digital Collections Road Trip. The presentation covers two grant-funded projects at the University of Florida relating to the architecture of St. Augustine: "Saving St. Augustine’s Architectural Treasures" (2010-2012) and "Unearthing St. Augustine’s Colonial Heritage (2012-2014)."
Acquisition: Collected for University of Florida's Institutional Repository by the UFIR Self-Submittal tool. Submitted by John Nemmers.
Publication Status: Unpublished
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Source Institution: University of Florida Institutional Repository
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
System ID: IR00002777:00001


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Preserving and Digitizing the Architectural History of St Augustine, Florida John Nemmers University of Florida LYRASIS Digital Collections Road Trip March 20, 2013

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Architecture Archives @ UF George A. Smathers Libraries' Dept. of Special & Area Studies Collections ( http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/spec / ) Established in 2004 Archival drawings & other materials related to architecture & design in Florida & the Caribbean Areas of focus: 1) Modern architecture of the mid 20th Century, 2) St. Augustine architecture

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UF and St. Augustine St. Augustine Gainesville (UF)

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UF and St. Augustine Long history of UF working with city (archaeology, architecture/historic preservation, etc .) Management of state owned properties (38 buildings and 23 parcels managed by UF)

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Digitization of St. Augustine Holdings Given importance of city and research demand, UF has been scanning items over the last 15+ years (mostly internal funding) UF Digital Collections (UFDC, http ://ufdc.ufl.edu ) UFDC uses the UF developed open source SobekCM software ( http://ufdc.ufl.edu/sobekcm ) 2009 Historic St. Augustine project ( http:// ufdc.ufl.edu/hsa1 ) scanned Historic St. Augustine Preservation Board block/lot files Two Grant Funded Projects: Saving St. ( 2010 2012) Unearthing St. ( 2012 2014)

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Saving St. Augustine's Architectural Treasures Two year project (2010 2012) to preserve and digitize architectural drawings for the National Historic Landmark Hotel Ponce de Leon and the Flagler Memorial Presbyterian Church

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Gilded Age Architecture M illionaire industrialist Henry Flagler Hotel Ponce de Leon (1885 1887) was resort empire First major commission for the Carrre & Hastings firm Memorial Presbyterian Church (1889) Henry Morrison Flagler

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Lost Treasures M any decades. After discovery, Flagler College deposited Hotel Ponce drawings at UF in 2005 Church deposited drawings at same time Over 260 drawings preserved and reproduced digitally by the UF Smathers Libraries

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A variety of conservation issues

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Before: The drawing had been stored rolled for several decades

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The drawing was unrolled in the Conservation lab at the UF Libraries

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After initial conservation Ready for imaging by the UF Digital Library Center

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Large format imaging in the UF Digital Library Center

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After digitization each drawing was encapsulated

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Blog: http ://flaglerdrawings.wordpress.com / Finding aids: http:// web.uflib.ufl.edu/spec/manuscript/guides/hotelponce.htm http:// web.uflib.ufl.edu/spec/manuscript/guides/memorial.htm Digital collection: http :// ufdc.ufl.edu/caha Saving St. Augustine's Architectural Treasures

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Unearthing St. Colonial Heritage Funded by a National Endowment for the Humanities grant.

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Architecture, Archaeology & History

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Project Partners University of Florida (UF) George A. Smathers Libraries City of St. Augustine Heritage Tourism City of St. Augustine Archaeology program St. Augustine Historical Society

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Collections Government House maps and overlays of the city, architectural drawings of historic structures, etc. St Augustine Historical Society Spanish Colonial documents, transcriptions and English language translations St Augustine Archaeology Program records, photographs and site summaries for 100 excavations Herschel Shepard Collection (UF Libraries Architecture Archives) drawings, photos and documents related to colonial buildings P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History (UF Libraries) maps and historical documents.

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Supports Diverse Research Architecture/historic preservation archaeology Florida and U.S. history Spanish & British colonies Native Americans slavery exploration social and economic development urban planning missionary work military defenses and warfare etc. History Architecture/ Historic Preservation Archaeology

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Identifying Structures/Sites Structure/site name(s) Street address( es ) Florida Master Site File number, City Archaeology number, Plat book number, etc. Lat /Long coordinates Township/Range Block Lot number Example: Segui Kirby Smith House aka Segui Smith House aka Old Public Library 6 Artillery Lane or 12 Aviles Street Aviles Street = Hospital Street

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Search Elements/Facets Archaeological sites (well, building foundation, trash pit, defensive wall, etc.) Building structural system (wood, stone, etc.) Dates of construction Principal historic period (1 st Spanish Colonial, British Colonial, 2 nd Spanish, Territorial, etc.) Significant renovation/reconstruction dates Historical use (residence, worship, government, business) Street address National Register? + PLUS + O bject specific metadata (e.g., creator, subject, date, etc.)

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Google Map based searching/browsing

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Ability to create/save maps

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Overlay Maps/Images

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Source: http://www.davidrumsey.com

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Source: http ://www.philaplace.org

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http:// ufdc.ufl.edu/usach Unearthing St. Augustine's Colonial Heritage

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Preserving and Digitizing the Architectural History of St Augustine, Florida John Nemmers University of Florida Smathers Libraries jnemmers@ufl.edu 352 273 2766 Questions/Comments?