Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: Block 7 - Lot 4
Title: Proposed sign text
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Title: Proposed sign text Block 7 Lot 4
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: Block 7 - Lot 4
Physical Description: Historical marker text
Language: English
Publication Date: 1976
Subject: Saint Augustine (Fla.)
37 Saint George Street (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
De Hita House (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida -- Saint Johns -- Saint Augustine -- 37 Saint George Street
Coordinates: 29.8966 x -81.313257
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Bibliographic ID: UF00090508
Volume ID: VID00016
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution.
Resource Identifier: B7-L4

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These foundations are the remnants of two houses built in the late

First Spanish Period, c. 1750. The house to your left, constructed of coquina,

a local shellstone, belonged to Bernardo Gonzalez, a cavalryman from Alcala

de Henares in Spain. The house to your right, made of tabby, a concrete

composed of sand, lime, and shell, was owned by Ger6nimo de Hita, also a

cavalryman, born in St. Augustine to a distinguished local family. About 1777,

during the British occupation, the houses were demolished. Nearly two centuries

later, in 1975-76, Dr. Kathleen Deagan and the Florida State University

archaeological field school, under the sponsorship of St. Augustine Restoration

Foundation, Inc., and the Historic St. Augustine Preservation Board, unearthed

their remains. Evidence collected from the site will permit the eventual

reconstruction of the two buildings.


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