Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: Block 10 – Lot 1
Title: [Partial notes on Dr. Peck House]
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Title: Partial notes on Dr. Peck House
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: Block 10 – Lot 1
Physical Description: Research notes
Language: English
Copyright Date: Public Domain
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Box: 4
Divider: B10 L1 - Dr. Peck History
Folder: Block 10 Charlotte St.
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: VID00072
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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what happens to it in the nex t few years. .Noa-c oar
,/46AF T7h0 6/A'
reaWap h-showed whether the Hernandex claim w~as accepted later

by the United States or if the house and lot were sold. In 1828,

a lot of General Joseph M. Hernandez..."Was used amx as the

west boundary in ~ answer of property from John M. Sanchez to John

T. Hedrick. tner than this brief mention of the lot, there were

a number of debts entered into by Hernandez in relation to a sugar

plantation at the mouth ofXIIIMiU X Matanzas River, Some action

in connection with the4-4ebts could possibly explain the transfer

of ownership of lot 1 block 10, but a through searching of

newspaper's, deed books and court cases has not uncovered the actual XKEEI*


SIn 1833, however, es Heilbro of South Carolia' took a
mortgage on lot 1 block 10. fro aiel S. Griswold of East

Florida. The mortgage IXM was to run until 1838,. QptSS-I must

therefore, have ew ,ed the property, IN May, 1837, Grjnrei sold

... a certain lot of land with dilapidated building eo

which is lotl/block 10, to Dr. Seth S. Peck for $350/00 and the
unpaid portion of the Hielbron h mortgage held in South Carolina.

The next month June, Dr. Peck became full owner of the property

upon his paynent of $918. 00 to James; Hislbron IK to complete the

mortgage ,(1

The house and lot IUmIIXIM~i remained in the Peck family throughout

the rest of its tenure as a private residence. Dr. Peck owned the

XKxKHIEEX hause until his death in 1841, Sarah Lay Peck, his

wife, inherited the h.use from Dr. Peck and owned it until her

death in 1879. Following Sarah Lay's death, the property passed
to her tw e daughters, Mary L. and Rebecca Peclk These women

held the property jointly until 1910 when Rebecca died and Mary

inherited Rebecca's half interest.

In 1912, Mary L. Peck died and Anna G. Bu rt, neice of MaryL

and RKIM XeKKfe Rebecca Peck, and grand-daughter of Sara

Lay Peck,inherit the whole interest in the-gle from her

aunt, Mary L .Peck.

In 1931, the city of St. Augustine receivedthe house and lot,

let 1, block 10, at KP the death of Anna G. Burt. The city now holds

the property with the stipUlation that it be pestered as an

antebellum'home and, it not, that it be turned ever to the

executors of Anna b. ,Burt's estate, the Florida National Bank of

Jacksonville. -/ /

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Accounty and Royal
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Worth House

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ca. 1960

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ca. 1920

aboxtdoned, vandalized
and robbed of -:aterials

fell into dishes and
event,,Il lydemolished



reason for or
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