Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: Block 7 - Lot 5, Greek Shrine
Title: House of Governor Salazar, which is believed to date back to 1680, is being restored by owner, W.B. Faser
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Title: House of Governor Salazar, which is believed to date back to 1680, is being restored by owner, W.B. Faser
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: Block 7 - Lot 5, Greek Shrine
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House Of Governor Salazar, Which

Is Believed To Date Back To 1680, Is

eing RestoredBy Owner, W. B. Fraser

S;:A house on St. George Street, which records indicate belonged to
Pablo *Ie Hita y Salazar, a one- tame Governor of Florida, back
around 1680, has many interesting old Spanish features, it.is revealed
by. Senator Walter B. Fraser, owner of the property, who' has under-
.Asken an extensive restoration project.
.-'tbe stripping away of wood,
fhieoh sathed the inside has dis- and one was known to have a great
cl&bed" the coquina walls of the command of the Indian language
Wdlf&Inl building. A fireplace on and to have done much missionary
the north wall is shown. Removal work.
if'the ailing shows the old beams. No Plans
TheI wooden floor has been torn up, Senator Fraser says he has no
wad underneath is the old floor laid special plans for the pzbperty at
.-1i4-he'early Spanish. It is made present, except to preserve it as a
of tapia, a mixture of shell, sand specimen of the early type of Span-
ifd' liMe. ish architecture, with many distin. -
^bnr'the east side of the building Live features. However, he adds
anp arj an arch and the remains he has secured some Spanish fur-
of another. E. W. Lawson, who has niture of the period at which Gov-
done qpsiderable research on the ernor Salazar presumably built the
structure, says that old recordN house, and he expects to furnish it
carry -minute descriptions, because
coquina buildings were especially
taxed. The records say that the
Salazar house had two arches and
tl]ee Rillars. The foundations are
'"C nruch interest to people who
klow the significance of these, and
are familiar with construction work
otfhe early Spanish.
Directed Work On Fort
It"wrems that Mendez de Canso
4s-governor of Florida when the
-Gestillo de San Marco was started
in .672. He laid the cornerstone
as it were. Then Salazar was sent
by.- the .King as Governor and re-
., .ped about six years. He wrote
..tgr king that he would not return
o-Spain. Having built a house here,
.he intended to remain in St. Au-
,gustine.
..,.Salazar had many descendants,
and later maps and documents
show that they owned and lived i
*.fie pcation on St. George Street
where Senator Fraser is now car-
rying on his extensive program of
work. The de la Puente map of
.~'83 shows this house as belong-
:.inr to a Salazar, and the de la
"R64ue map of 1783 shows it be-
longed then to a Salazar widow.
S Sme of the Salazar descendants
gh .i.eyyd considerable prominence.
'Three became Franciscan monks,




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