Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: Block 7 - Lot 5, Greek Shrine
Title: [Letter to Eleanor re the Salazar house]
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Title: Letter to Eleanor re the Salazar house
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: Block 7 - Lot 5, Greek Shrine
Physical Description: Archival
Language: English
Creator: Campen, J.T. Van
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Bibliographic ID: UF00090509
Volume ID: VID00035
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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Jn 1, 1960

Dear Eleanori
I an very glad to have your meorandtu of
May 31st, relative to the Salaxar easee We had never
openly questioned Mr. Lavens elates for this hoseu
or the tbxt of the mrker placed on itf feeling that
at the time it was best to keep quiet, ad avoid being
drawn into ar antrovers. O enrs.t the researO
cea on the In attack and the Ipbloattio of fr.
Arnade's paper eaipletely refutes the elata that the
house vwa eenstructed of oequina in 1690. Mr* laval
often stated that he had the house eempletely documented
bat omitted showing us his poaetf
Johbnoatifn pointed eat that on the Pug te map
this house is shown as being of r ena trlctiemn
whereas the present house is of hi stone. He like
yguvas of the opinaIt that same change took place or
the hoae may hare been rebuilt during the perlodl63-
1788 and felt that careful arelbolegical explora Ue
miht how aht had tken place. Eoverer the house has
een so extensively "4trea that 1ttls of the orl
final stone work may remain*
He also pointed eat that Den Gerei d Hta alse
owned another house an the south side of present Bridge
Street ,Just vest of Aviles Streetl Lrense de Rita
ene4 th adjacent hobne and seemed to feel that thi
location fits better with the position in the list a
the Salasa elala for destruction in 1702 than tdoe the
location ac north St. eerge Street.
We are of the epintao that yo can not take aw
property as shon on the Puente and stallar smpl a nd
assme that the same famry that then owned it had the
bhase bait or had iae it for 20, 30 or 0 years
to 1763. There vas eenaiAerable transfer oft
here, or which we have only fragmentary reco s
As see as we eaeor w vill take this up at or
Planning Comdttee meeting and decide what acttim we
should take on it. We are inclined to share your viev
that something should be done to earrect the claims now
being made,

J. T, Van Campen

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