Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: Block 7 Lot 10
Title: [Letter to Bruce Piatek (for Susan Parker) re 26 and 28 Cuna Street]
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Title: Letter to Bruce Piatek (for Susan Parker) re 26 and 28 Cuna Street
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: Block 7 Lot 10
Physical Description: Correspondence
Language: English
Creator: Parker, Susan
Publication Date: 1990
Subject: Saint Augustine (Fla.)
26 Cuna Street (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Cerveau House (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida -- Saint Johns -- Saint Augustine -- 26 Cuna Street
Coordinates: 29.895961 x -81.312595
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Bibliographic ID: UF00091336
Volume ID: VID00002
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution.
Resource Identifier: B7-L10

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H E M 0 R A N D U M

DATE: December 20, 1390

TO: Bruce Piatek (for Earle Newton>

FROM: Susan Parker.a

RE: 26 and 28 Cune Street.

If the wish is to name tthe structure at 26 Cuna Street (now
referred to as Ce-rveae House) for its builder, the documentary
evidence indicates thet either Hary Pacett.i or Ida Pacetti were
the builder between 1868 end 1885. Mary Pecett.i acquired the
parcel and its improvements in 1868 for 9550 and conveyed it. to
Ida V. Pacetti for love and affection in 1874. In 1885 Ida
Pacett.i sold the parcel and its improvements to Elizabeth Guion
of New York for $7,,000, a drastic increase over the 1868 purchase:
price, indicating a subt.antial change to the site between 1868
and 1885.

As for 28 Cuna St., Mr. Newton makes the point that he feels that
by virtue of the drastic alterations of the 1920 that referring
to it by the name of the last owner, Hass, will suffice for now.
Until we have a better understanding of the house's history,
probably through an assessment of materials and techniques, we
will only be guessing at the builder.

Unless these are going to be exposition buildings, the names
assigned to them are merely for convenience within the agency
rather than any indication of any individuals' importance in the
history of the structuress. I doubt that many people outside of
HSAPB even know what the two subject houses are called. While
our staff may feel comfortable changing things because of new
information and new criteria that are applied to what we do, the
public sometimes gets the opinion that we can't make up our minds
about things. Public perception is important, and there should
be a good reason to change the "official" name of building. So
far I am not aware of any substantial reason to change the names
at this time.

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