ARCHITECTS AND PLANNERS
208 A WASHINGTON STREET
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA 32202
June 22, 1977
Mr. Robert Steinbach
Director of Research
HISTORIC ST. AUGUSTINE PRESERVATION BOARD
DIVISION OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS
DEPARITENT OF STATE
P. O. Box 1937
St. Augustine, Florida 32084
RE: AVERO HOUSE SHRINE
Enclosed, please find our re-design of the GREEK ORTHODOX SHRINE
utilizing the original "L" shaped portion of the Avero House.
Please review these plans and inform us of any comments that
you feel necessary.
I am sending a separate set of plans to Dr.TThurston in Tallahas-
see for his perusal. As you can see from the degree of detail,
we are more than complete from the standpoint of design develop-
ment and are more or less in the working drawings stage.
I will be expecting to hear from you.
Ted Papps, President
PAPPAS ASSOCIATES, INC.
MEMBER OF THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OFARCHITTECTS A SUBSIMWR OF KEMP BUNCH AND .ICION ADCHITECS. INOORAfE TELEPHONE 904-353-5581
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July 13, 1977
Mr. Ted Pappas, President
Pappas Associates, Inc.
208 A Washington Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
I found the latest on the Avero project upon my return
on Monday. I have reviewed them as per your request and my
Sheet 1. Entry should not project into street.
Scored concrete pavers not appropriate (should be tabby)
Terracotta drains more appropriate.
Sheet 5. Turned spindles need redesign or change to sq. section.
Present design NOT strong enough
Typical door elevation No beading on frame side, only
on face or exterior side.
Sheet 6. Base detail could be reworked.
Sheet 7. First Fl. electrical Why not use floor outlets instead of
junction boxes in walls?
2nd Fl. electrical May be simpler solution to electrical
outlets than behind base. Perhaps a flat plate flush mounted
and painted same color as base.
Sheet 10. Need windows in south and west walls facing courtyard. Could
be non-functional and read as closed by shutters.
Need specification on type of courtyard paving.
Should be tabby or exposed shell aggregate.
Department of State
Bruce A. Smathers
Secretary of State
State of Florida
Division of Cultural Affairs
Historic St. Augustine Preservation Board-John W. Griffin, Director
Post Office Box 1987, St. Augustine, Florida 32084 (904) 824-3356
Florida Historic Preservation Boards: St. Augustine Pensacola Tallahassee Key West
Sheet 11. Exterior wall is in excess of 4 varas in height from grade.
Average grade is courtyard is 7.83'. Plans indicate wall
height of 4 varas (11' 4") from finish floor elevation of
9.00' or 1.17' in excess of the 4 vara limit.
Perhaps a meeting to discuss some of the details might be profitable for
all concerned. I would specifically like to discuss the possibility of
our providing some of the St.George St. facade mill work.
Robert H. Steinbach, Director
Research and Development