Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: De Mesa Sanchez House, Block 7 Lot 6
Title: [Letter to Newton re plans for DeMesa house yard and the DeBurgo-Pellicer kitchen
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Title: Letter to Newton re plans for DeMesa house yard and the DeBurgo-Pellicer kitchen
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: De Mesa Sanchez House, Block 7 Lot 6
Physical Description: Correspondence
Language: English
Creator: Chance, Marsha
Publication Date: 1989
Subject: Saint Augustine (Fla.)
43 Saint George Street (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
de Mesa-Sanchez House (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida -- Saint Johns -- Saint Augustine -- 43 Saint George Street
Coordinates: 29.896429 x -81.313225
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Bibliographic ID: UF00091263
Volume ID: VID00018
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution.
Resource Identifier: B7-L6

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TO: Mr. Newton

FROM: Marsha

DATE: July 10, 1989

SUBJECT: Plans for DeMesa House Yard and the DeBurgo-Pellicer Kitchen

Last summer (July 19, 1988) a project was proposed to the then functioning
project committee, regarding "reworking" the DeMesa kitchen, yard and the
adjacent DeBurgo-Pellicer kitchen. A copy of the initial proposal is

The first part of the plan, the refurbishment of the DeMesa kitchen, has
been accomplished, although a few additional items which have not been
readily found, could be added to it. Most of the refurbishment has resulted
from the purchase of antiques appropriate to the period by myself, and by
the construction of certain pieces of furniture by my staff. All of the
items purchased have been added to the collection inventory, which is kept
by Valerie.

We have also altered the house interpretation to include the facts regarding
the Loring family who actually inhabited the house in 1840. This information
was uncovered by Susan Parker after the project was initiated. Therefore, we
abandoned the possibility of a Minorcan interpretation,

Some of the plans described in the initial proposal were changed by committee
assent, such as the installation of plexiglass in the shuttered window.
Instead, David Scott directed his staff to install a complete sash window
into the opening. This, of course, is much more authentic and appropriate
than the plexiglass would have been.

In preparation for the plans for an extended yard, one fence has been removed
and one fence has been constructed. The effect has been to connect the rear
yard of the DeBurgo-Pellicer kitchen with the side yard of DeMesa. The
thatched shelter has been moved into the 1740 village tb serve as a children's
orientation area. No further development of the yard has occurred.

(904) 825-5033 (SUNCOM) 865-5033

MEMO:Plans for DeMesa House Yard
and the DeBurgo-Pellicer Kitchen

One of the reasons has been that wi
Pellicer kitchen into the yard inti
a door in the back of the building
in that yard and house. This wouli
1) It would provide a realis
the interior DeMesa interpretation
2) It would provide visitors
for the DeMesa tours. Tours are g
have the option of waiting in the
3) It would utilize the kitc
making. Until six or eight months
for 2 or 3 days a week, at the exp
entered after leaving DeMesa, which
18th century after leaving the 19t
visitors, but we do not have an ou
constantly being made. The process
4) Therefore, it was our ide
person to put in this small build
laundry methods, gardening, etc.),
including candlemaking, quilting,

The first step toward the accompli
the back of the DeBurgo-Pellicer k
know there is to be one, we cannot
We also need to construct a privy,
on what it should be like, based u

In regard to the initial proposal,
put the upstairs interpretive pane
shapes, as well as the fact that t
designed to fit the rooms. We als
to furnish the upstairs rooms, bec
furnishings. The yard and outbuil
accomplish at this time.

If it comes to pass that we are ab
cussed with you recently, and we c
yard, we will have increased the m
$5.50/hour for 7 days/week amounts
have been interpretive goals for
attainment of several other positi
the gatekeeper, a weekend woodwork

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