HISTORIC ST. AUGUSTINE PRESERVATION BOARD
MEM 0 RANDUM
April 19, 1982
TO: Hector Miro ad ob Steinbach
FROM: Bill Adams
SUBJECT: Interpretive Planning for Peck Access
As crucial as the Peck access appears to us, I doubt that the Board will
hastily agree. Thus we have to plan our course of action carefully and make
detailed preparations for further interpretive changes. We must emphasize
that this is not a new departure but a continuation and improvement of the
interpretive changes that we initiated on March 22nd.
In order, it appears to me that what we must do to integrate this new
access into our interpretive plan and continue our revised program include
1. Write a contract with Mrs. Peck. I will take the responsibility to contact
the attorney and complete this portion. I will attempt to get the contract
period to begin about May 15.
2. Write a description of the revised interpretive scheme with a visitor flow
chart and a detailed description of the individual interpretive positions
and activities that will be conducted or can be conducted within the area.
I would like to see plans made to relocate all interpretive activity to the
East side of St. George Street and include craft activities in the de Hita-
Gonzalez complex. This description should be circulated so that all appro-
priate staff people can have an opportunity to comment. Research will have
to produce this part of the program.
3. A physical plot plan must be prepared showing details of fences and land-
scaping that have to be created for the revised physical area. This should
include fencing suggested for the area behind the de Mesa-Sanchez house,
the Haas House, the area behind the restaurant, and so forth. It ought to
include an estimate of the length of fencing that will be required so that
we will know how much lumber to procure. This will also have to be initially
prepared by the research staff.
4. A timetable for accomplishing all of this should be established. In view of
the amount of fencing and other physical arrangements that have to be made,
it is very doubtful that we can have it in place by June 19th. I do think,
however, that we can do it in stages and that we ought to concentrate first
upon developing the access behind the Greek Church initially so that we can
at least begin tha portion of the tour as soon as possible. As I envision
it, the tour guide would then lead people into the Gallegos and from there
across the restaurant lot to the de Hita-Gonzalez lot where the tour guide
Memorandum Bob Steinbach and Hector Miron
April 19, 1982
can release them. When we have completed the back portion of the restaurant
then it will be only necessary to release them in the Gallegos yard. If we
can complete the contract, I would like to see the Peck access completed by
June 19th when the Governor is here to visit us.
I would like to have a draft of these plans by the end of the month so that
we can begin to circulate them for final comment.