Group Title: Spanish Colonial St. Augustine. Images. St. Augustine City Views.
Title: Commemorative plaque at the Tovar House, an 18th century colonial residence
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 Material Information
Title: Commemorative plaque at the Tovar House, an 18th century colonial residence
Series Title: Spanish Colonial St. Augustine. Images. St. Augustine City Views.
Physical Description: Image/Photograph
Creator: Bryan Bouton
Publication Date: 9/14/2006
 Subjects
Subject: Historical markers
Historical buildings
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Tovar House (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Saint Augustine (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Florida   ( lcsh )
Colonies -- Spain -- America
Temporal Coverage: Spanish Colonial Period ( 1594 - 1820 )
Colonial Period ( 1594 - 1920 )
Spatial Coverage: North America -- Florida -- Saint Johns County -- Saint Augustine -- 12109
North America -- United States of America -- Florida -- Saint Johns County -- Saint Augustine -- Historic city
North America -- United States of America -- Florida
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General Note: Copyright held by Bryan Bouton, 2006. (Used with permission; All rights reserved.)
Funding: Funded by a grant from the Florida Humanities Council
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Bibliographic ID: UF00076763
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: Board of Trustees of the University of Florida on behalf of authors and contributors. All rights reserved.

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Tovar House

The infantryman Jos Tovar lived on this corner in 1763. The original site and size of his house remained unchanged during the British period, when John Johnson, a Scottish merchant, lived here. After the Spanish return in 1784, Jos Coruna, a Canary Islander with his family, and Tomas Caraballo, an assistant surgeon, occupied the house. Geronimo Alvarez, who lived next door int eht Gozalez-Alvarez House, purchased the property in 1791. It remained in his family until 1871. A later occupant was Civil War General Martin D. Hardin, USA.

The Tovar House has been owned by the St. Augustine Historical Society since 1918.

(Historic marker)
Sponsored by the Board of Commissioners of St. Johns County in cooperation with the Florida Department of State.
F-323
1989


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