Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: Block 7 - Lot 3
Title: Florencia House
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 Material Information
Title: Florencia House
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: Block 7 - Lot 3
Physical Description: Interpretive outline
Language: English
Creator: Scardaville, Michael C.
Publication Date: 1978
Subject: Saint Augustine (Fla.)
33 Saint George Street (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Florencia House (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida -- Saint Johns -- Saint Augustine -- 33 Saint George Street
Coordinates: 29.896713 x -81.313281
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Bibliographic ID: UF00090507
Volume ID: VID00003
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution.
Resource Identifier: B7-L3

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The Florencia House, a reconstructed shellstone (coquina)

building, was the residence of Pedro de Florencia in 1764.

Florencia, a merchant and slaveowner, came from a long line

of native St. Augustinians. In 1751, he married Maria Nieto

de Carvajal, a local woman from a prominent family, who bore him

a total of 7 children, 5 boys and 2 girls. His wife died pre-

maturely in 1761 at the age of 31, and when Spain ceded Florida

to England three years later, Florencia and his children left

St. Augustine for Havana. By 1770, Florencia had eventually

settled in the thriving Caribbean port city of Campeche, Mexico.

After Florencia's departure, his residence was purchased

by William Walton, a land speculator and a leading New York City

exporter. The building was demolished before 1788.

M. Scardaville

July 1978

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