Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: Block 7 - Lot 5, Greek Shrine
Title: Spanish officials visit here, study restoration plans for old building
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Title: Spanish officials visit here, study restoration plans for old building Walter Fraser host to Spanish guests
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: Block 7 - Lot 5, Greek Shrine
Physical Description: Clipping
Language: English
Creator: Pitts, Margaret
Subject: Saint Augustine (Fla.)
41 Saint George Street (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Saint Photios Greek Shrine (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Avero House (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida -- Saint Johns -- Saint Augustine -- 41 Saint George Street
Coordinates: 29.896485 x -81.313233
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Bibliographic ID: UF00090509
Volume ID: VID00054
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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Resource Identifier: B7-L5

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Enjoying 9t6 hospitality of Walter B. Fraser du:ri:;: their stay in the oldest city, art
pictured left to right, Senor Bolin. counselor of the :,panis!i embassy in \Xashington.
Senor Btroo. dirtincuided architect from lMa-iri .. Spain. Mr. Fraser and Senora

Spanish Officials Visit Here, Study

Restoration Plans For Old Building
By MARGARET PITT I was for the purpo4-. f 'itiri andr Si,..r ia rorroso we. sqnip-
T'he gentleman spoke rapidly, research for the evenltua roe- ped -o rake charge of the task,
his expression reflecting his on- toration of the Governor*. Man- intn a member of the Royall
thusiasni, and conveyed it to his lion, now standing vacant on St. I Acasiemy of Fine Arts of Spain,I
li.tiners. The accent was also George Street. Governor Sola- and one of the most outstanding
fltawiess, and fascinating, Span- zar. upon completing his services >arch ','t.. of that country, de-
i h. as Governor, retired to the Iainrjt .-,..n many well-known strue-
Senior Javier Barroso. of Me- eoquina home which now is by. tures.
drid,. Spain, ecoomptnied by passed daily by peoli'e ,;it.e Aikcd how oon the project
Senora Barroso, have been the realizing the rich historical ba, k-1 would be ,ompleted, he smiled
boui'e guests of former Senator ground. Nor do they know that and explained that such work
Walter B. Fraser, on their way *hen the gate is unlocked, the.-" -annot b1' rushedd.--restoration is
to Trujillio,' Dominican Republic. i a eoquina archway leading ,o not like ca!,ing a contractor and
Also a guest was Luis Bolin, in- a walled and secluded ~airden,: requesting that he construct 'a
formation counselor of the pan- I where maiden hair ferns cling modern house. That can be done
ish F;nbassy in Washington, D. tenaciously to the soquina in a rapidly, he said. But speed and
C,. .;,i wuho also graciously lacy, green pattern. o"a!ity are frequently at issue,
served a" iBterpreter. | It i4 Senor Barroso's ieral to' anr- Senor Barroso wants quality
Senor Bolin returned to Wash-, study the entire h eck-,';;'id of and auther'icity in.his project,
ington, and the Barroeo'r to Tru- the period, so to be ai:v Ar 'rdl in decliring to mention a data.
jillio, where Senor Barrna Is di. to produce a truly au!t:i.-ic at- A fe-i plans have already been
recting the restoration of the mosphere, in restoirt lor. `nd formuhat.ed, and these he took
House of Diego Colon, (the I furnishings. This rep,,rt, .~i. w tth him for further study.
Spaiilih way of spelling the name fully completed, t,;il ; u:..,t- er arr wa e
we know as Columbus), who "wa ted to the SpaniY nmbasoa- r. &thusiasi about another subjecall
the sNn of Christopher Columbus. who will in turn f ard it t0 St. August.te. With a rubjh ct
and 'the first Spanish vlse oy of. Madrid for appto.-i. this ht-:n smo gth-flouing Spanish that re-
L. American eontinent. a project of the 8rs1i-,h G ve ,- r -,n i the serv.ies of Interpre-
H i stopover in St. Augrustine meat. t ter Bolin. he wanted to rqluepte
Bl. wHSaneto iati.


that mention be made to his r- ty
action to the eity, this being bkiT
first visit. enor Barromo sa 0
he wag much impressed -then ed
added please say he was both pV
favorably and deeply impreed a
wrth "San Aguatin."
He went on to say also that he
was impressed at the beauty of f
the city, and very much surprised
that a city with so many Span.
ish charactaeaistis edited in the (.
United States, and e stvd the s
Senor Bokn also added that he
was enjoying his seeond stay, hi
finrt being laO~ Noveaer (1965)
when on the 9th of Noveme.r th.e b
Spaish. flaqiw raisd at the
tomr eo0tiriing, the flag of *i'A 7
fliy datly .ing wit

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