Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: Block 10 – Lot 1
Title: [Memo to Restoration Commission]
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Title: Memo to Restoration Commission
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: Block 10 – Lot 1
Physical Description: Correspondence
Language: English
Creator: Barnes, Eleanor P.
Publication Date: 1963
Copyright Date: Public Domain
Physical Location:
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: VID00090
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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July 14, 1963

Memo: To Restoration Commission
Copy to iMir. Wolfe
From:Eleanor P.Barnes

In my search for sites owned by important officials
I have found this item.

Presently I am at work on my July assignments for
Restoration. These cover all of Treasury Street,
Block "P", currently housing the Snow property, the
full block, taking it through the British Period as

Also all of Aviles Street with emphasis on the O'Reilly
House and all of Block "S", the Casahonda property.

I mention here just the corner house of Charlotte and
the Plaza. In my searches I inspected properties just
across the street from Block "P"(Snow property)
Today this is a building with real estate offices,
Abstract office, the Bank parking lot and the Court House.

It was here on the Plaza corner that I found in 1763
one of the houses in possession of the Spanish Treasurer,
DON JUAN ESTEVAN de PENA. His other was the house we call
today the OLDTREISURY.

In 1763, No. 198 on Plaza corner was the houses of Don
Estevan de Pena, ROYAL TREASURER.

On Moncrief, British Map...1765, Mr. Gordon lived here.
Various mention of him is made in British records.
DeBrahm's List, 1771, gives him Arthur Gordon, ATTORNEY
GENERAL. He died in 1778.

During 2nd Spanish period this house was called the
"ROYAL TREASURY". ee Escrituras, No. 46 8/6/1787
for confirmation of title. The other, the one we called
Treasury today was listed in Escrituras as OLD Treasury.
What a find to restore!

House of Spanish Royal Treasurer, home of
the British Attorney General, later the
ROYAL TREASURY, 2nd Spanish perw. J.

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