Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: Block 9 – Lot 2
Title: Available Architectural Data
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Title: Available Architectural Data Slater House
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: Block 9 – Lot 2
Physical Description: Research notes
Language: English
Creator: Stewart, William A.
Publication Date: 1960
Copyright Date: Public Domain
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Box: 4
Divider: B9-L2 Francisco Xavier Sanchez
Folder: B9-L2
Subject: Saint Augustine (Fla.)
105 Saint George Street (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Francisco Xavier Sanchez House (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Poujoud House (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida -- Saint Johns -- Saint Augustine -- 105 Saint George Street
Coordinates: 29.894588 x -81.312675
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Bibliographic ID: UF00094100
Volume ID: VID00014
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: B9-L2

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Slater House

1. HABS drawings

2. HABS field notes

3. HABS photographs
4. Commission photographs


Te laterr House

Florida, St. Johns County, St. Augustine#
105 St. George street


ihe Slater House--1


uber of stories

Two plus attic.

Upe wall construction

Coquina masonry exterior walls and wood frame interior


ayou t

A city house whish opens directly onto a narrow (31-6")
sidewalk. There is no set back (other than the sidewalk) between

the house and the street. The house faces west into the street. There

are narrow (4tk0"/5'*0") alleys on the north and south sides. The house

opens in the rear (east) into a yard and garden.

Architectural interest and merit

The date of construction of this house has been set at 1830.

Its particular architectural interest lies in the fact that it is an

outstanding example of two story, relatively thin (1'-0") wall,

coquina masonry construction of the period. Additional architectural

interest stems from the excellent craftsmanship and comparatively

unaltered condition evidenced in this structure.

Condition of fabric

The present condition of the house is good, however no main-

tenance is being done and signs of disrepair are beginning to show.

This condition is evidenced by the poor condition of the paint and an

occasional sagging board.

The Slater House--2


Overall dimensions

40'-3" x 27'-3" horizontally
21'-5" vertically from finish grade to eave

30'.4" vertically from finish grade to top of the ridge.


Exterior walls extend into the ground without modification.

No information available.

Wall cons truction

Coquina masonry coated with stucco scored in a one by two
foot horizontal pattern, simulating running bond.

Porches, stoopsa bulkheads, eto.

There is a roofed cantilevered balcony on the west at the

second story level. There is a roofed poroh on the east serving both

floors. Both are wood post and beam construction. Exterior stairs con-

neot the upper east porch to the rear yard.


There are two chimneys: one on the north exterior wall and

one on the south exterior wall. Each of these chimneys has two fire-

places, one on the ground level and one on the second floor level,

Both of these chimneys are coquina up to the ceiling in the second

floor. Above this level the chimneys are brick. Of particular inter-

est are the brick cornices and brick arch flue caps at the tops of

these chimneys.

The Slater House--3

Openings doorways and doors; windows and shutters

The door and window frames are made from 4" x 4" timbers.

The joints of these frames are mortise and tenon and are pinned

together by wooden pegs. The trim and mouldings of these doors and

windows are conservative but decorative. The frames of both are set into

bevels cut into the jamb face of the coquina. A good level of crafts-

manship and construction technique.

The shutters on the windows are the two panel louvered type.

It is not known whether these shutters are original with the body of

the house.


The roof is a single hip with the ridge running north to

south. There are no dormers. A plain wood cornice runs under the

narrow eave for the entire perimeter of the house. Balcony and porch

roofs are separate single slopes.


Floor olanis

The ground floor plan consists of five rooms and a central

stair hall which runs from east to west. The westernmost portion of

this stair hall has been recently partitioned off to form one of the

five room. There are two rooms on the south side of the stair hall

and another two on the north side. The northwest and southwest roorms

each have a fireplace.

The Slater House-.4

The second story floor plan consists of four rooms and a

stair hall. There are two large rooms across the east end of the

house and two rooms across the west end of the house, with a stair

hall between the latter.

There is a door from the northwest room onto the cantilevered

balcony (east).

There is a door from the rear (west) stair hall onto the

rear balcony.

The northwest room has a fireplace on its north wall and

the southwest room has a fireplace on its south wall.


There are two stairways, one interior and one exterior*

The interior stairway is a single straight run from the central

ground floor stair hall to the second floor stair hall. The exterior

stairway connects the rear yard to the upper rear porch.


Pine boards, six and eight inches wide, are used throughout

the house.

Wall and oeiling finish

Plaster and wallpaper are used throughout.

Doorways and doo rs

There is a set of four panelled wood folding doors between

the northwest and the southwest rooms on the second floor. These

doors are each i'-8 3/" wide by 81.0" high and have six panels.

The remainder of the interior doors are also wood of vary-

ing raises and panel arrangements.

The Slater House--S


Similar to exterior trim previously described.


Interior looksets are original metal box-ease units bearing
the manufacturer's coin mark. Keepers are east iron. Exterior

hardware appears to consist of more modern replacements, except fbr

eye-bolt type shutter hinge pivots.


The lighting is nondescript in character and makes use of
conventional ceiling outlets.

hating (fireplaces, stoves, central, etc.)

There is no central heating source.


Orientation (by compass reading) and general setting

The north wall faces 4 east of true north. The house is

set in the central portion on the city of St. Augustine. The street

(St. George Street) upon which the house faces is one of the main

commercial and tourist streets of the city. The house is surrounded

by drug, furniture, clothing, and other commercial stores. The

property upon which the house is situated contains a lot (to the east)

with two houses on it. This lot and its houses were acquired subse-

quent to the building of the Slater house. The two houses on the

back lot are presently being used as residences, and share the rear

yard of the Slater house.

She Slater House-*6

aEnlosurea fencess etc.)
The alley on the north side of the house is separated from

the street by a 31*0" high wood picket fence and gate. The alley on

the south side of the house is open to the street. The rear yard is
enclosed by the house proper on the east, the adjacent building on
the north and south and by the additional lot and houses on the west.

A high brick wall was built along the north property line,
at the end of the 19th century, to protect this building from a large

wood frame hotel erected immediately beyond.


None extant except as mentioned above.

Walks, driveways, etc.
See below.

Landscaping, gardens, etc.
The rear yard of the house has not been maintained and signs

of neglect are evident. It appears from the existing walks and plant.

ing spaces that the garden was, at one time, an important part of the

house setting. The existing path in the rear yard runs east between

the two rear houses across the yard, curves to the north and finally

runs through the north alley and onto the street. An early well also

remains near the south edge of this yard.

Prepared by: William A. Stewart, Architect
31 August 1960



Poujoud- Slater House

1. HABS drawings

2. HABS field notes

3. HABS photographs
4. Commission photographs

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