Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: Block 7 - Lot 5, Greek Shrine
Title: Cold feet hamper excavation efforts
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Title: Cold feet hamper excavation efforts
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: Block 7 - Lot 5, Greek Shrine
Physical Description: Archival
Language: English
Creator: Powell, Nancy
Publication Date: 1974
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Volume ID: VID00085
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JACKSONLLm e THURSDAY DECEMBonER 19, 1974
JACKSONYILLE, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1974 *


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Dr. Deagan (left) Confers with Shepherd at Restoration Site


Cold Feet Hamper



Excavation Efforts


By NANCY POWELL
Times-Union Staff writer
ST. AUGUSTINE A
number of young women
from Florida State Universi-
ty, doing an archeological
investigation for the restora-
tion of a 17th Century Greek
house of worship on St.
George Street, got cold feet
Wednesday.
But the sudden case of
shivers was due only to a
drop in the temperature and
not the unearthing of any un-
expected skeletons, accord-
ing to Dr. Kathleen Deagan,
assistant professor of an-
thropology at the university.
Dr. Deagan -and her stu-
dent team were hired with
ftnds from a $10,000 re-
.searcgrant received by the
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and turned over to the local
Greek community.
A crackling wood fire,,
prescribed by Dr. Deagan,
soon alleviated some of the
discomfort as the team con-
tinued digging around the
foundation of the old house
which has been remodeled
several times since-the ex-
isting walls went up in the
1700's.
The excavation is sched-
uled to wind up about Jan. 1
when findings will be turned
over to architect Ted Pap-
pas and Hershel Shepard,
consulting restoration archi-
tect, also hired by the local
Greek group.
The local Greek church
will seek another grant for
complete restoration of the
two-story residence where
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shiped in 1780.
In addition to restoring the
coquina rock structure
which Shepard said served
as h residence, store and
chu r.c I, a contemporary
Greek.- chapel, to be de-
signed by Pappas, also will
be constructed in the eist
part of the courtyard.
Shephard, said the' re-
search team is mainly
trying to determine the loca-
tion of the original stairway
of the house and one mason-
ry wall on the east side of
the building.
Aside from changes in the
roof, windows, doors and
stairway, Shepard said, "We
don't anticipate having to do
much tearing down." .
The project is scheduled,
for completion in tile for:"
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