Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: Block 7 - Lot 5, Greek Shrine
Title: [Letter to Ted P. Pappas re Avero house specifications questions]
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Title: Letter to Ted P. Pappas re Avero house specifications questions
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: Block 7 - Lot 5, Greek Shrine
Physical Description: Archival
Language: English
Creator: Steinbach, Robert H.
Publication Date: 1975
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Bibliographic ID: UF00090509
Volume ID: VID00075
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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November 19, 1975

Mr. Ted P. Pappas
208 Washington Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32262

Subject: Avero House Specification Questions

Dear Mr. Pappas:

The following answers are referenced to your questions.


1. Sanitary sewer and potable water is available in St. George
Street. Location of present lines into the building are unknown.

2. N/A

3. There are no known utilities in the courtyard except for an
underground electrical service to the Spanish Inn. This line
is located just below the surface hard against the north wall
at the end.

4. Secondary power pedestal and telephone terminal are located
approximately 8 feet outside the southeast corner of the property.


3c.Equal parts of white sand, white cement and crushed oyster
shell and water. This is normally placed as a 2 inch topping
which is screeded off and floated. After several days the
surface is ground to expose the shell aggregate.



6a. LLUP C&BTR exposed structural members should be rough
cut to at least 1/2 inch over specification dimensions and then
dressed with a foot adz.

6b. Finish material should be rough cut 1/4 inch over net dimensions
and dressed with a plane. Plane iron should have a slight radius.

6c. Nails hand wrought for flooring and fine finish for trim as
manufactured by Tremont Nails, Wareham, Mass. 02571.
(may be available from Marine Supply and Oil Company,.
P.O. Box 173, St. Augustine, FL 32084)

7c. Refer to our conversation of 11/17/75.

8b. Handmade strap and pintal hinges size according to dimensions
of door or window. Acceptable latches would include the following:
1. round barrel type bolt with rattail handle
2. hasp and padlock on minor doors. Slide bolt lock or
mortise type on principal doors.

I would suggest that a hardware allowance be made with the owner supplying.

9a. 1. Standard base coat
2. Finish USG ivory lime steel trowel finish, add a small
amount of finely crushed charcoal.

9b. 1. Standard base coat
2. Finish-1 part lime, 1 part portland cement, 9 parts sand.
Apply approximately 3/8 inch thick steel trowel finish,
small amount of crushed charcoal may also be added.

9f. Simulated whitewash combination of white latex and joint compound
mix to determine by trial to produce finish which will retain brush


Robert H. Steinbach, Director
Research & Development

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