Group Title: Inventory of industrial advantages
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Title: Inventory of industrial advantages
Physical Description: 6 v. : ; 39 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Florida State Advertising Commission
Publisher: s.n.
Place of Publication: Tallahassee Fla
Publication Date: 1948-1949?]
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General Note: Issued separately for Florida cities in cooperation with local chambers of commerce and varied agencies.
General Note: In loose-leaf binders.
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Bibliographic ID: UF00075576
Volume ID: VID00192
Source Institution: University of Florida
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SAINT AUGUSTINEt FLORIDA
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Part A---Natural Resources

1. Geoaranhv:

Chief topographical features: Flat. Elevation, 13 feet above sea level.

2. Climate:

Annual January April uly October

Temperature averages 69.5 57.1 68.2 80.7 72,5
Rainfall averages 48.25 2.44 2.62 5.84 5.04

Growing season: Usual date of last killing frost in Spring, February 10;
usual date of first killing frost in Fall, December 19; average length of
growing season, 312 days.

3. Local Raw Materials:

Timber: Pine, cypress, water oak and live oak are available in surrounding
areas.

Minerals: Coquina rock pits five miles from town are being worked. Ilmenite,
rutile and zircon were formerly produced 18 miles from town. The deposit is
not believed to be exhausted.

Agricultural products: (Packed value in parenthesis) Cabbage (;;1,000,000),
potatoes($4,000,000), watermelons ($6,240), oranges ($333,240), grapefruit
($28,080), tangerines ($13,880), flower plant bulbs ($300,000), livestock
($50,000).

Other: Shrimp (1944 catch, 2,895,000 pounds), naval stores ($45,000 annually),
forest lands (250,125 acres, 96% of the useful land area).

Part B---Genergl Ecopomy

1. Population:

Est. 1947 1945 1935 190

County total 26,700 21,596 20,012 17,639 18,676
City total 17,500 12,409 12,090 10,418 12,111
Negroes in county ---- 6,980 7,056 5,867 6,689
Negroes in city ---- 3,130 --- 2,747 ---

Predominant nationalities: Native-born white; Negro.

2. Labor:

Approximate hourly wages: Unskilled white male, 600-75; unskilled Negro male,
600-75#; unskilled white female, 550; unskilled Negro female, 500; skilled
white male, $1.50. Insufficient workers are employed in other classifications
to determine the scale.

General: Labor supply is improving. There is a seasonal influx of workers
during the tourist season. A large number of unskilled laborers is available.

3. Retail Market:

General: Saint Augustine is the retail trade center for Saint Johns County
and iarineland.

1946 Effective Buying Income per family in city, $4,256; in county, 03,120.*
1946 Estimated retail food store sales in city, $3,333,000; in county,
;3,773,000.*
1946 Estimated retail general merchandise store sales in city, $627,000;
in county, 8685,000.*
1946 Estimated retail drug store sales in city, **; in county, $584,000.*

*Copyright 1947, SALES MANAGE1ENT Survey of Buying Power. Further repro-
duction not licensed.
**Withheld to avoid disclosure.
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4. Manufacturing Industries:

General: Total number of manufacturing establishments, 35.

Principal manufacturing industries: Boatbuilding, bricks, cement and coquina
blocks; cigars, tents and awnings, cabinets, shell novelties, bait and tackle.

5. General Remarks on Economy:

Economic base of Saint Johns County, composite 1940-46: Tourist industry,
:.7,200,000; agriculture, .4,000,000; railroad, utility and governmental .* .
salaries, ;:.1,700,000; fishing industry, :750,000; manufacturing, .,650,000;
miscellaneous, ,2,400,000.

Part C---Government
1. Administration:

Type: Commission-Manager.

Officials: Mayor, Frank Harrold; City Manager, Hubert Gooch; City Attorney,
Willard Howatt.

Special departments: The city has an active building inspector, electrical
inspector, plumbing inspector, city engineer, park and recreation board, zoning
board, street department and sanitary and health department.

Zoning: City has a zoning ordinance in effect.

2. Finances:

Current city tax rate: Operations, 17-- mills; debt service, 7j mills.

Total assessed value of real property in city: -12,956,611.

City utility tax: 10%.

Current county tax rate: Operations, 16.992 milla; .debt'service, 0.

Special district: A schedule of special district taxes may be obtained from
the Clerk of Circuit Court, Saint Augustine.

Part D---Community Facilities
1. TrqnsDortation Facilities:

Railroad: Saint Augustine is served by a Florida East Coast Railway mainline
with 10 passenger trains daily. Adequate freight service is also available.
Pick-up and delivery of less than carload freight is available.

Express: Railway Express Agency, Inc., provides rail and air express service.
Free pick-up and delivery of express is available.

Highway: U. S. Highway 1 and Florida Highways A 1 A, 16 and 207 pass through
Saint Augustine.

Local bus service: Local bus service is provided by three buses. Expansion of
the service is planned.

Intercity bus service: Florida Greyhound Lines has 55 to 60 buses daily
through Saint Augustine.

Intercity trucking facilities: Adequate nationwide trucking service is avail-
able. Atlanta, Miami and Mobile are among the principal cities that can be
reached by an overnight truck haul.

Air: iminicipal Airport is three miles from town. Hangar space is available.
The field has four runways. The field is open to private planes. Charter
cross country flights are available. Florida Airways provides scheduled
commercial air transportation with four flights daily.


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2. !ower:

Florida Power and Light Company owns and operates the generating and dis-
tributing facilities. Copies of rate schedules may be obtained at the com-
pany's office.
3. Fuel:

Coal: Domestic lump and industrial stoker are available.

Gass Artificial gas, rated at 525 B.t.u. per cubic foot, is distributed by
Saint Augustine Gas Company. Copies of rate schedules may be obtained at the
) company's office.

Bottled gas: Suburban Gas Company, Inc., distributes Green's Fuel rated at
3,200 to 3,500 B.t.u. per cubic foot. Delivered cost is 30 per gallon for
domestic customers and 290 per gallon for commercial customers.

4. Sepage ind Waste Disposal:

Sewage: Storm and sanitary sewers are installed. Untreated sewage is emptied
into the bay. Plans have been made to'install a treatment plant.

Garbage: Garbage is collected daily in the business district and twice weekly
in residential districts.

5. -Water guDp3v:

Source: 14 shallow wells. Present source would be adequate for doubling
present pumping capacity.

Consumption: 1,250,000 gallons per day.

Pumping capacity: 2,000,000 gallons per day.

6. Communications Faci.itips:

Telephone service: Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company operates a
manual exchange serving 4,732 company-owned stations in the city, 50 rural
stations and 25 toll circuits. Conversion to a dial system ir the near future
is planned.

Telegraph service: ~'.estern Union has office hours of 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. on
week days and 9 to 11 a.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. on Sundays and holidays.

7. Educational Facilities:

Elementary Ju upr Hh gh.
White:

Number of schools 4 1 1
Present enrollment 1,100 275 400
Present capacity 1,200 300 500

Negro:

Number of schools 3 -- 1
Present enrollment 450 --- 300
Present capacity 450 -- 300
S Vocational training for white students: Vocational agriculture, home economics,
p commercial subjects, and diversified cooperative training.

Vocational training for Negro students: Commercial subjects, agriculture and
home economics.

Other schools: Saint Joseph Academy, day students and girl boarding students;
Florida Naval Academy; University Foundation, Florida Normal and Industrial
Institute (Negro), Florida School for the Deaf and Blind, three Catholic schools,
one kindergarten and one nursery school.

Libraries: Saint Augustine Public Library, 18,000 volumes; Webb Memorial
Library, one of the finest collections of research books on Florida and Saint
Augustine history; Florida Historical Society Library.

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8. geqth, Fgilities:

City health department: Staff of one doctor and two nurses. Operates a
general dental clinic and a venereal disease clinic.

County health department: There is a county health department.

Hospitals: Florida East Coast Hospital, a 60-bed general hospital, is owned
by the Florida East Coast Railway. Flagler Hospital, a 55 bed general hos-
pital, is owned by a non-profit association.

9. epreational FacilJties:

Public parks: Recreation Department Park, 100 acres, badminton and tennis
courts; Davenport Park, two pools, swings and slides.

Athletic fields: San Marco Park, tennis, softball; Lewis Park, baseball;
Wolfe Field, baseball and football; Francis Field, baseball and football.

Other: Y.M.C.A. gymnasium; Lighthouse Park, picnic grounds; two golf courses
(greens fee), fishing camps, charter fishing boats.

10. Pl9ce Protection:

City: Force consists of 20 men. City has three patrol cars, with .adio;
equipment. Patrolmen are uniformed. Regular beats are maintained at night.
City jail is not approved for quartering Federal prisoners.

County: Protection outside the city is provided by the Sheriff's office.

11. Fire Protection:

City: Force consists of 15 full-time firemen. City has four engines and one
station.

Insurance rating: SEAU, Class 1; NBFU, Class 4.

County: None.

12. Cjtv Streetq:

Mileage: Total, 79 miles; paved, 75 miles; gravelled, 2 miles.

General: Asphalt is the principal type of paving used. About 90% of the
streets are curbed and about 80% have sidewalks. Approximately 2- miles of
streets a year should be rebuilt or extensively repaired during the next
five years. Utility tax revenues have been earmarked for this purpose.

13. Banking Facilities:

General: Saint Augustine National Bank, total resources, :8,899,000;
Exchange Bank, total resources, ;4,850,000.

14. Constructoqp and Service Facilities:

Type and number: General contractors, 8; architects, 3; land surveyors, 5;
general machine shops, 5; machine repair facilities, 3; foundries, 8; automo-
tive repair facilities, 32.

15. Retal Fapqiities:

Type and number: Dry goods stores, 2; department stores, 4; grocery stores,
35; drug stores, 15.

Parking: City has over 200 parking meters and two parking lots.

Vacant stores: There were no vacant stores in the business district at the
time of this survey,

Deficiencies: Delicatessen.


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16. Whqpesae Facilities:

General: Saint Augusrine is not a wholesale distribution center, except for
fish and vegetables.. Commercial cold storage facilities are available trd.
adequate. Limited commercial freezing facilities are available.

17. Housing Conditiops:

General: Housing is scarce.

18. Hotels and Restaurants:

V Hotels: tNumber, 28; rooms, 1,190.

Restaurants: Number, 39.

19. Newnsapers:

Daily: Saint Augustine Record, circulation, 5,238.

Weekly: Florida Catholic, circulation, 1,300 (local); Saint Augustine
Observer, circulation, 523.

20. Radio Stations:

General: Station WFOY operates on 250 watts.

21. Laundries and Dry Cleaners:

Commercial laundries: Number, 4.

Commercial dry cleaners: Number, 8.

22. Qtvic Organizations:

Name and name of president: Chamber of Commerce, Milton Bacon; Pilot, Mrs.
Alice Grady; Exchange, Gus Craig; Kiwanis, Willard Howatt; Rotary, Milton
4, Bacon; Lions, 'ri..Shingler.

23. Churches:

Denomination and number: Catholic, 3; Christian Science, 1; Episcopal, 1;
iMethodist, 3; Presbyterian, 1; Baptist, 2; Lutheran, 1; Seventh Day Adventist
1; Jewish, 1.






SAINT AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA


16 Whqqqeale.Facilities:

General: Saint Augusrine is not a wholesale distribution center, except for
fish and .vegetables.. Commercial-cold storage facilities are available rrd:
adequate. Limited commercial freezing facilities are available.

17. PousipW Conditions:

General: Housing is scarce,

18. Hptelq and Restaurants:

Hotels:1:,Number, 28; rooms, 1,190.

Restaurants: Number, 39.

19. Newspapers:

Daily: Saint Augustine Record, circulation, 5,238.

Weekly: Florida Catholic, circulation, 1,300 (local); Saint Augustine
Observer, circulation, 523.

20. Radio Stations:

General: Station WFOY operates on 250 watts.

21. Laundries and Dry Cleaners:

Commercial laundries: Number, 4.

Commercial dry cleaners: Number, 8.

22. Civic Oreanizationp:

Name and name of president: Chamber of Commerce, Milton Bacon; Pilot, Mrs.
'.lice Grady; Exchange, Gus Craig; Kiwanis, Willard Howatt; Rotary, Milton
Bacon; Lions, -'r.Shingler.

23. Churches:

Denomination and number: Catholic, 3; Christian Science, 1; Episcopal, 1;
Methodist, 3; Presbyterian, 1; Baptist, 2; Lutheran, 1; Seventh Day Adventist,
1; Jewish, 1.




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