Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: Block 7 - Lot 5, Greek Shrine
Title: [Memo to Beverly F. Dozier re nomination of the Avero house to the National Register]
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Title: Memo to Beverly F. Dozier re nomination of the Avero house to the National Register
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: Block 7 - Lot 5, Greek Shrine
Physical Description: Correspondence
Language: English
Creator: Griffin, John W.
Publication Date: 1972
 Subjects
Subject: Saint Photios Greek Shrine (Saint Augustine, Fla.) -- Avero House (Saint Augustine, Fla.) -- Saint Augustine (Fla.) -- 41 Saint George Street (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: VID00065
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: B7-L5

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-February 9, 1972











MEMORANDUM



To: Mrs. Beverly F. Dosier, Director
Division of Cultural Affairs

From; John W. Griffin. Director
Historic St. Augustine Preservation Board



The enclosed forms are the first step for nomination of

the Avere House across the street from our offices in the

Arrival House to the National Register. We have cooperated

with the Greek Church in preparing these forms and would

appreciate it if you could forward them to the Division of

Archives, History aad Records Management for their action.









STATE OF FLORIDA

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DIVISION OF ARCHIVES. HISTORY
AND RECORDS MANAGEMENT


Bureau of Historic Preservation


HISTORIC SITES INVENTORY

County

Entry No. Date


. NAME
COMMON:

AND/OR HISTORIC


12. LOCATION _et __ (Sits of Min;;au 9b"!)
STREET AND NUMBERs

CITY OR TOWN: 39 -t. Georg. btreet

STATE -. CgOE COUNTY: CODE


3. CLASSIFICATION _..,. _t. Jh ....
CATEGORY OWNERSHIP STATUS ACCESSIBLE
(Check One) TO THE PUBLIC
O District p Building C Public Public Acquisition: 0 Occupied Yes:
O Site C Structure Pr Private In Process P Unoccupied Restricted
C Object D Both C Being Considered Q Preservation work L Unrestricted
in progress O No
PRESENT USE (Check One or More as. Appropriate)
O Agricultural O Government O Park C Transportation Comments
O Commercial O Industrial C Private Residence Other (Specify)
O Educational Military Religious Av"tit g-
O Entertainment Museum C Scientific eT.1. -

4. OWNER OF PROPERTY
OWNER'S NAME:

STREET A I atk. 7h 8th and Rjeth Amu.974-

CITY OR TOWN: STATE: CODE

--Nw York Now York 10021
S. LOCATION OF LEGAL DESCRIPTION
COURTHOUSE. REGISTRY OF DEEDS. ETC: P

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STREET AND NUMBER: -

Corne King and oardev Straoets
CITY OR TOWN: STATE CODE


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-. REPRESENTATION IN EXISTING SURVEYS
TITLE OF SURVEY:

DATE OF SURVEY: IQfl ] Federal C State O County Local
DEPOSITORY FOR SURVEY RECORDS:

Office. of Archaeology and Historic Preservation
STREET AND NUMBER:

National Park Service. Department of the Interior
CITY OR TOWN: STATE: CODE

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DESCRIPTION
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CONDITION ( One)
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13 Altered 0 Unaltered O Moved g Original Site
DESCRIBE THE PRESENT AND ORIGINAL (If known) PHYSICAL APPEARANCE

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A two story rectangular bleok with an open loggia on the southeast. The
valls are of coquins shollstone laid in roughly horieoutal sources in lime
ortar. They we plastered inside and out.

There is one eoquina masoney ohimey with twe flues.

Ground floor openiag are restoretieon, with closure by simple wooden
shutters or plank doera. The second floor windows aer 18 light, double
hiage, and appear to be survival from the first quarter of the 19th
century.

The hip roof is covered with oment-asbestos simulated veed shakes,

The ground fleer interior fleer plan consists of a large front roee, a m
smaller rear reem and a loggia. m I

The second floor is an apartment eonistting of a stair hall, five roe s
Mad a bath.

The stair is a straight run from the open loggia below to a semi-enelosed -
stair hall above. 7"

The first floor covering is a modern concrete slab, the second floor is
wood..

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general shape doee net appear until a map of 1768 shows it to have a U-
shaped floor plan.

An apprastal in 1763 states thjt the main portion (oa 8t.(eorge Street)
was twe stories high thwi a f 14 roof and tI L1-shaped wing extending to
the east was one story with ast let a portion of it shingled, This same
general plan extends through a detailed map of 1788, an inventory of 1790
and omre detailed appraisal of 1816.

Present evidence indiesate that the one storied east wing was demolished
around 1900.


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SIGNIFICANCE
PERIOl (Check One or More as Approp-late)
O Pre-Columbian I 16th Century 3 18th Century O 20th Century
O 15th Century E 17th Century I] 19th Century
SPECIFIC DATEIS) (I Applicable andKnown)
AREAS OF SIGNIFICANCE (Check One or More ae Appropriate)
Aboriginal O Education 5 Political O Urban Planning
O Prehistoric 0 Engineering j Religion/Phi. Other (Specify)
O Historic O Industry losophy
O Agriculture O invention ] Science
a Architecture 0 Landscape 0 Sculpture
] Art Architecture 0 Social/Human-
O Commerce O Literature Itarion
O Communications ] Military Theater __
O Conservation ] Music O Transportation

STATEMENT OF SIGNIFICANCE


The building is one of 30 remaining houses within the historic district
that pro-date 1821. Although the above ground portions have been modi-
. v fied extensively (particularly the ground floor street facade), the
z wealth of documentary evidence would make restoration extremely feasible,
O Architecturally it is a -fine example of the St. Augustine plan as de-
fined by Manucy and would make a valuable addition to the restoration
.- program.
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The British Governor Tonyn allowed the house to be used for a period
as "a private oratory for the use of the Catholic Minorcans...." This
apparently was the first semi-permanent place ef worship that the sur-
r- vivors of Turnbull's New Smyrna colony had sinee migrating to
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9. MAJOR BIBLIOGRAPHICAL REFERENCES

"El BEdribane,"October 1968, No. 49, St. Augustine Historical Society












10. G E O G R A PH IC A L D A T A L T UD AT
LATITUDE AND LONGITUDE COORDINATES LATITUDE AND LONGITUDE COORDINATES
DEFINING A RECTANGLE LOCATING THE PROPERTY 0 DEFINING THE CENTER POINT OF A PROPERTY
ER OF LESS THAN TEN ACRES
CORNER LATITUDE LONGITUDE LATITUDE LONGITUDE
Degrees Minutes Seconds Degrees Minutes Seconds Degrees Minutes Seconds Degrees Minutes Seconds
NW o o a53. 44. So 18 48
NE 0o 0o
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APPROXIMATE ACREAGE OF NOMINATED PROPERTY: .08
LIST ALL STATES AND COUNTIES FOR PROPERTIES OVERLAPPING STATE OR COUNTY BOUNDARIES
STATE: CODE COUNTY CODE

STATE: CODE COUNTY: CODE

STATE: CODE COUNTY: CODE


STATE: CODE COUNTY: CODE


i. FORM PREPARED BY
NAME AND TITLE:
Robert H. Steinbach, Director of Research
ORGANIZATION D DATE
Historic St. Augustine Preservation Board Pebruary 4, 197
STREET AND NUMBER:
46 St. George- Street, P. 0. Box 1987
CITY OR TOWN: STATE CODE
St. Augustine Florida
I2.PHOTO REFERENCE "'
PHOTO CREDIT: Histori' St. Augustine Preservation Board
DATE OF PHOTO: T '
NEGATIVE FILED AT: Historie St. A dti*n Preservatioa Board
46 St. George Str 4t, St. Augustine, Florida
IDENTIFICATION
DESCRIBE VIEW. DIRECTION, ETC.
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MAP REFERENCE
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SCALE: 120
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2. LOCATION '
STREET AND NUMBER:

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TITLE OF SURVEY:


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DEFINING A RECTANGLE LOCATING THE PROPERTY 0 DEFINING THE CENTER POINT OF A PROPERTY
R OF LESS THAN TEN ACRES
CORNER. LATITUDE LONGITUDE LATITUDE LONGITUDE
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APPROXIMATE ACREAGE OF NOMINATED PROPERTY: *
LIST ALL STATES AND COUNTIES FOR PROPERTIES OVERLAPPING STATE OR COUNTY BOUNDARIES
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STATE: CODE COUNTY: CODE


STATE: CODE COUNTY: CODE


f1. FORM PREPARED BY
NAME AND TITLE:


ORGANIZATION DATE


STREET AND NUMBER:


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12.PHOTO REFERENCE
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Greek N ames trom New Smv rna


Greeks from Corsica

NOTE: These Greeks moved from Mani in Greece to Italy in the
1670's with a Greek Orthodox Bishop and priests. They signed
an agreement that they would recognize the supremacy of the
Pope although their rites would continue to be Greek Orthodox.
After the death of their Bishop and priests, their clergymen
were to be appointed by the Vatican. Therefore these Greeks
had been Roman Catholic for at least two generations before
they came to New Smyrna.


Stefanopoli

Drimarachi

Cosifachis

Costas (bec


Peso de Burgo


Medici


1786 Census; wife Juana Marin of Minorca,
children; Malta 11, Juana 4, Francisco 6 mo.
1786 Census: widower, children; Maria 13, Nicolas 7
wife was Catarina Famanias of ?
1786 Census: wife, Ynez Quevedo of Minorca;
children; Marta 6, Paredis 4.
ame Acosta) 1786 Census: Miguel 24, Jorge 20 sons
of Domingo Costa and Maria Bross (Ambros) Domingo
died in New Smyrna. Costa not listed in 1783 census.
1786 Census: Lucia Nuntio of Corsica widow of
Francisco; children: Joseph 30 Pedro 12.
Francisco was listed in 1783 Census.
1786 Census: widower, children; Jorge 13, Madalena 9
wife was Tecla Marin of Minorca.


Greeks from Greece


Papi from Smyrna. 1786 Census wife Ana Pons of Minorca, no children.

Mavromatis from Melos. 1786 Census: wife Francisca Reveres of
Minorca, children; Antonio 9, Maria 4.
Cercopoly of Mani. 1786 Census: wife Geronima Arnau of Minorca
no children.
Genopoli of Mani. 1786 Census: widower, no children listed.

Fundulakis of Candia. 1786 Census: wife Maria Bross, Children;
Nicolas 14. (name was later Tudelache)
Maria Parta, or Ambross (Bross) of Santorin. Only Greek woman
known to embark for New Smyrna. Ambross
was her mother's maiden name. Married first
Domingo Costas of Corsica (see above) second
Fundulakis of of Candia (see above)


NOTE: All of the Greeks above stated in the 1783 Census that they
were Roman Catholic, with one exception Fundulakis (Tudelache)
stated that he was of "the Greek Church". Note also that he was
the only Greek from Greece married to a Greek from Greece. All
the others were married to Minorcans.

Sources: New Smyrna: An 18th Century Creek Odyssey" by E. P.
Panagopoulos 1783. Census, 1786 Census.
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