Mr. Ted Pappas
Ted Pappas Associates Architects, Inc.
208 Washington Street
Jacksonville, Fla. 32202
RE: Restoration Avero House & Shrine, St. Augustine, Florida
As you know, Bob Steinbach called me last week and told me that Kathy Deagan
will be available this month for further archeological work at the site. Bob
asked if I felt we could use her services, and I certainly hope it will be pos.
sible to do so. There are a number of questions that need to be resolved this
month,if possible, and her help would be invaluable.
A number of problems have arisen during the preparation of my preliminary re-
port, and I list them for your information and action.
1. A review and comparison of the archeological and architectural evidence wi
the Arana/kiles documentation in "Escribana" and other photographic and docu-
mentary evidence is required. At the same time we need to coordinate with Bob
1970 excavations, particularly with regard to Room B. We also need to review
the architectural evidence of a mid-1800 major remodelling.
9. We should investigate the west wall of the loggia and Room B at the se-
cond floor where present masonry ends and the second floor portion is framed
in wood. Was this wall originally of masonry, two stories in height? The
documentary evidence may suggest separate and lower roofs over the loggia and
possibly Room B. If so, a basic assumption would be that the upper part of
this wall was probably of masonry. If so, why was it removed? If not, why
are separate roofs listed in the appraisals?
It is evident from the above that a number of basic questions remain unre-
solved. Please give me your views regarding this matter at your earliest
convenience. Also, we need to coordinate our schedules so that. personnel from
your office can begin measured drawings in the near future.
Herschel E. Shepard.
Enc. (Schematic Floor Plans)
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