Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: De Mesa Sanchez House, Block 7 Lot 6
Title: [Memo to Norma Lockwood, Bill Adams, Hector Miron, Amy Bushnell, Susan Clark, Cookie O'Brien, Jimmy Smith, Gayle Prevatt]
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Title: Memo to Norma Lockwood, Bill Adams, Hector Miron, Amy Bushnell, Susan Clark, Cookie O'Brien, Jimmy Smith, Gayle Prevatt
Physical Description: Archival
Language: English
Creator: Steinbach, Robert
Publication Date: July 17, 1984
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Bibliographic ID: UF00091263
Volume ID: VID00228
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HISTORIC ST. AUGUSTINE PRESERVATION BOARD

MEMORANDUM

July 17, 1984



TO: Norma Lockwood, Bill Adams, Hector Miron, Bob Steinbach,
Susan Clark, Rita O'Brien, Jimmy Smith, Gayle Prevatt

FROM: Amy Bushnell

SUBJECT: De Mesa House Interpretive Proposal



The problems we face with a re-interpretation of the De Mesa
House are difficult but not impossible. What I would recommend
is the following:

1) That we focus on the Second Spanish Period, leaving
the First Spanish Period to be treated in the Barrio.
The Kitchen would provide a good contrast to the
Gallegos House.

2) Every room should have both a theme and a function in
the house, but not every room must be completely
furnished. For instance, a bedstead end could suffice
to let the visitor know the room represents a bedroom.

3) The house must be self guided, which means that the
exhibits should be behind cord barricades and perhaps
up on low platforms. Information should be provided on
location in a simple and attractive manner.

4) Information about the architecture, archaeology and
history of the house should be provided in the rest
areas.

5) The house should be separately ticketed and have its
entrance from the street. Tickets should be available
at the door.

6) An adequate amount of time for research should be
allowed, and the research should be done from primary
documentation and be planned and directed by the staff
historian.


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PLANTATIONS AND
MINORCANS THEME,
(Planter's Room)


INDIANS THEME
, (Storage Room)


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SLAVERY THEME
(Pantry)
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"DOWNSTAIRS" THEME
(Kitchen)


HOUSE HISTORY
(Exhibit and
-Rest Area)


ENTRANCE


MARITIME TR
THEME
(Skipper's


102





PROVINCE-
HISTORY
ADE (Exhibit
iL and Rest
Room) Area)
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FIRST FLOOR PLAN
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MARRIAGE AND
KINSHIP THEME
(Bedroom'


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RELIGION AND
DIVERSIONS THEME
(Parlor)


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J CHILDHOOD
THEME
(Bedroom)






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SPANISH
! CONNECTION
THEME
fl(Treasurer's
S1.^ Rented Room)


"UPSTAIRS" THEME
(Dining Room)


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207


OCCUPANT HISTORY
(Exhibit and Rest
Area)


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SECOND FLOOR PLAN
DE MESA HOUSE




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