Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: Block 10 – Lot 1
Title: The Old Royal Spanish Treasury, St. Augustine, St. Johns County, Florida
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 Material Information
Title: The Old Royal Spanish Treasury, St. Augustine, St. Johns County, Florida
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: Block 10 – Lot 1
Physical Description: Historical marker text
Language: English
Publication Date: 1937
Copyright Date: Public Domain
Physical Location:
Box: 4
Divider: Block 10 Lot 1, Dr. Peck House
Folder: Block 10 Lot 1, Dr. Peck House, Text for Historic Site Marker
 Subjects
Subject: Saint Augustine (Fla.)
143 Saint George Street (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Dr. Peck House (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Peña-Peck House (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida -- Saint Johns -- Saint Augustine -- 143 Saint George Street
Coordinates: 29.893507 x -81.312774
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Bibliographic ID: UF00094115
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: B10-L1

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THE OLD ROYAL SPANISH TREASURY

St. Augustine, St.Johns County, Florida



Owner City of St. Augustine

Custodian Woman's Exchange

Date of Erection 1600

Builder Spanish Government

Present Condition Good

Number of Stories Two

Materials of Construction Originally of wood,

rebuilt with coquina stone.


The Old Spanish Treasury now houses the Woman's

Exchange. The original Treasury building was of wood,

erected about 1600.


Almost a century later, In 1690, thick coquina

walls replaced the timbers and in 1702, after Moore

burned the town, the stone walls formed a rest for a

second story of wood. Three decades after, Dr. Seth

Peck bought the place, covered the walls with cement

and plaster, made it his home and the first drug

store in St. Augustine.




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Eventually the buildings came into the hands

of Dr. Peck's grand-daughter, Anna G. Burt, who

in 1931 deeded the property to the City of St.

Augustine with the proviso that it be maintained

as a southern ante-bellum home.


The floors are hand hewn yellow pine, pinned

by hand wrought nails. The stairway has rustic

beauty of its own.


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