Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: Block 10 – Lot 1
Title: [Letter to Robert E. Curtan]
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 Material Information
Title: Letter to Robert E. Curtan
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: Block 10 – Lot 1
Physical Description: Correspondence
Language: English
Creator: Newton, Earle W.
Publication Date: 1965
Copyright Date: Public Domain
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Box: 4
Divider: B10 L1 - Dr. Peck History
Folder: Local Projects - Spanish Treasury
 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: VID00119
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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ST. AUGUSTINE HISTORICAL RESTORATION AND PRESERVATION COMMISSION
P. O. Box 484 46 St. George St.
ST. AUGUSTINE. FLORIDA
32084





January ?3, 1 5




sr. .-rbert r 4 atn
?IE olethorpe 1lv1.
st, muruswtink r-tn t.i



s enSnlosuain a photogra ni taln from tr h filth e if
thne di3tiial Soitety whteh shnws the 4nrgainsVl r'of of
the 7spnliash Tareastnry, alnag with the wall andi, bilo-ony, whtch
wa1 alS
verrne 7.0t t1he "iLstoriatsl 3ooity-t Mr,. !M4anuey^ 4.r,
alrrif vLn Mrsm, iles agr1 thas atls th uhe Ini. thrt.tteL ti "tor
anc t*.Lt ftha prenfnt cao- is a 20th *entfury reptA'ir l'nhsnpily
ExcetsQaCi- in a msomesnt tf icnowrP jKing.

It i eour hoP that In thist 'Arlrtontenniafl Year thI
la ican tb ful tc restsrne th*e t'ipnitsh Pre*wiry tr its
'-lacals co.niftlin 0s a* true historic house, rectifyinw the
recant chlng1es m-ale to the house .t in i- nhtoti rtc anneotr.
?erhan an nar-%ement alR be erqerat,- with the *.ity to i-ne the
fsn-iu r-ceaive.:! trom the a-.le of LWand for this restorairmn pro.


he* roof 1i the -a-fst urtgant suiyn its ?i-?snit vndaitioQ
changes t.he entire areMiteetare o" tfha 't1ldlnc from a* hani-
0so2 colonial. struotulre to a puzzlin a43erm aoni, If reeatlted,
?-(r', the modern htnays and upntatrs pr nrjc.tiasnr inth could be
rz;-ci1ria.i ,t the *a.ze time.

iwe 4 an be Oi' any eatlstanae, i'lnase tll uprn us,
are an'xius for the *.nish ?resur..y to join the growing




ST. AUGUSTINE HISTORICAL RESTORATION AND PRESERVATION COMMISSION
P. O. Box 484 46 St. George St.
ST. AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA
32084





January 2. l?965




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3t. 4urus'?t1&e, ?loriOTI


IDeC iTrs., *'urbirn:

I irn enolo.snp: a ohcot.ograth t'-fen froi the file 01'
the i.istr-icil ';olety which shows the "ori71inal" ronf of
the .~ntansh ?r estsiry along with the wall an5 -.,loo'ny, which
was slightly different than now,

.very-ne at the Histtorical society ?4r. ';BMncv, Mr.
Rarri an:1 s. 1* Ai: ls lls ree th'nt thic- is the ori'in-ml roof,
snd that the pre'.-ront one is a ?0th senturv reno'ir, u nhn'ilyT
executed', n a mo.~ot tf economizina.

I: is *,r htoe that in thito 'irrteark tenial.o skar t n
means can be f u)nld to ristors the D'sish Tre-s'iry t- its
flr.38lCi soniitiof 3as a true historic house, rectifvinm the
recent chane-a mws'ie to the house in an un i'itorio 'ri ner
Perh'ap.l. an :-.rreemrint oan be eqxeclte:l kith the City to 'I.e the
flnl.s rrwc,vct' Tfrom the snls 'f lin3 f-'tr thEi. rsvtor'atl" rt.


"he r-'of is the most urgent nince its present cronditicon
changes the entire arohiteOture of the builldina from a hra'-
sone .colonis.l structure to a puzzling m'aoern one, If rectified,
perhbpe, the modern bays and upstairs pr-'-ee.tijn oAth co,.il..b be
recti"e-- at the f tae time,

If we. cn be of any ssi!rtance, olpe,3e .1.'l 1 oYr o: .
re se ar r the r1tt."',oanieh ire~.rury to ,jnin the ,v.r,.wlvn




ST. AUGUSTINE HISTORICAL RESTORATION AND PRESERVATION COMMISSION
P. O. Box 484 46 St. George St.
ST. AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA
32084





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'rs "bekrt n. C'%rt;,
237? Gsethoroe 3:i4.
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,ar 'r ir :..irt lt

n ars eno3nosi-n s photohrelo" r a-ke fr'fa thte file of
the }'ttcr?"cAl.; n'.otety which shnows thoe farilinal* rtoo o"f
the ':panlvch T'rtasuryt, ons with ite :v U sri rrl'-;y, Which
was slistly different than now.

hr.e.-ryone at t- Asterrial .Oosiayz r~, nomc;y, ir.,
'srtria a :rs. t tes agr. t I.-v thi.is a th, -'re ir1l roof,
nd thA thct rv: Irese-it rne ir a 20th ioantury rueatr, utnhfntot'ly
exncatet"' i a uw.aernt :' tco.g.ith.}..

i t i our tone thqt In thi :uArtoentenvtzl1 YaT the
aans can )' fnt tio te restore the -i-srish Treaasmry tt; it.t
colcn.,El c'n> ltin as a, tr'a Iitnritc house, tastifyinkr re
recant aihucsaTs made to the ho'>Ie in -An ahistor1i' manner*
?r'p r rt _peerent *,n be er -it:l1 witth te lty to hSo tei':
funas reC6eivwe fror the sale or land for thi& restore.3tLon rao-


'". r-.of is th0e rmneet rent r1'snee Its present coVnditton
chanjies t-h rrt sire archlitest.atre f theo btuilMiiT from a hAnd-
scen snl'nit.l structer t, a rp-ati.lin moierr; one. If rectlfie5d,
perhamr, tlhs modern tarys :iad. upstAl.rs projecting ba0th. could be
rectltifela3 t the saf tig*t.

I- *e nican bey trf nxty s rPelsancr, oleaS l jIo:th grin
*? ars? sui.~'js for 'the T-sanirh 7-!rasury tn jSina the growing





ST. AUGUSTINE HISTORICAL RESTORATION AND PRESERVATION COMMISSION
P. 0. Box 484 46 St. George St.
ST. AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA
32084






January :3, 1I6W




Yis* iCb'E;3 t L;r >rt jIrsn
*^Z ..sisthorse 200.
*t. A r'uutin, 1-iw-r


,ac.-r :r r rt-an:

I -; 4lcanlina a tltrZraT ta.ren fro th fitlac o?"
the rl;trirtcntl ;'laety whib sh'i-a' the "..rirn-il" ron' of
the .;iV'ani, r*~; rs 7 Tras lf lrn wAlsitt' the 'cwall *?niy ilCony, whih
was e11htlv different thin vont.

everyone at the iAst-t-r4tril -cl r. *Rn17y, fr.
l'rrl; a;;m *is. Alles -Yrrne th:.t thir. 17, the ortirinal rtnrf,
and thtS the 'resent ane is ? ita century repptr, annaspily
execut-.3 t1 a .aaent Wf econo'ml'ne

,t Is our hWpe thrt in t4e'- .uritstntennis1 Yr tIe
means 'cin b fc ri to rst-.r* t'rh ok-nlTh Tr!e'rar? t,-' itsa
oul..;ntl cG-rnitln ia A a tru'i hls'rio house, .rctifylnx the
mreeant chith?3r s miaai tn thfo h)s4e4 in anfl .Inhitrtc' f,. 1Ofert
ar'?n an Irreeient a. be o 'r-C?'i ith nthe i to .nL theh
Efa a -re ed f r.-% tho sa- tr for this restoriAi.:- Pro-


"h' --of iS the iai t ur:$l!;t irn3e tse vreseint 3:>ai'tifon
h-Aangs tan entire qrctfOitct:r- of the b;ilinr fron a hn-
mr.i, *,o'wnt;t s1 triaotur t-? a nv-dirntz mira1dern tone. If contifew3
cnrhaps, the modern tsys and. k;vt,-ir- projecstirr bith could be
restt ri.' at the iae tire.

I; weis Cean be tf any msstfban'o, nLa;&..L wli us
*s ar-e (nrii:.n fir the -.ani r-.y &r v jor t h eJn y iutring







Mrs. Robert ., Curtan


group of restored structures, so it can be exhibited qnd
used for visiting dignitaries and delegations, It is one
of the city's most imbortqnt historic b,'ildlns. We can
all be gratefll for the ',omen's axcahange's interest and
activity in maintaining ,rndl exhibiting it. 4e hope you can
also join in the mtiovesant to restore it to its Inlonial and
antebellum Klory,

We agree that it is most interesting and significant
as an antebellum house, preserved intaot from 1860, and no
attempt should be made to alter its interior to a merely
specul-tive earlier colonial period.

Corolvel.y,


Eirle We. ;Tiwton
executive Director


*'N/Mr


January 28, 1965


DaRe two






Mrs. Robert 11. Curtain


group of restored structures, so it oan be exhibited and
used for visiting dignitaries and delegations. It is one
of the city's most important historic buildings. ~e can
all be gratefull for the Women's 'xohanre*' interest and
activity in maintaining and exhibiting it. We hope you oan
also join in the movement to restore it to its colonial and
antebellum glory.

We agree that it it most interesting and significant
as an antebellua house, preserved intaot from 1830, and no
attempt should be made to alter its interior to a merely
speculative earlier colonial period.

Cord ially,


Barle W. T;-.wton
txeoutive Director


January 28, 1965


page two







fMr. Robert S. Curtan


group of restored stractares so it can be exhibited .vid
uise ftor vis Iig~ di.nit*ries and de4legations. It t1 one
of the cty'as mosot l-yortant historic butildings, We weaf
all be r-T.tef.l for the Womn's a hrwn.ne*' interest and
sstivity in maintaining and exhibittsin it. 4e hoH yo vain
alvo join In the govelent to restore it to its colonial and
antebellum glory.

Sw agrte that it is oent interesting and siniftlant
as an antefbellus hoCause preserved intaot from liB0, and no
atteaot should be made to alter Its Interitr to ; merely
rneoil1-t've er.arltAr olonial period.



tarnl 'qtrn
fxeoutive Direoator


January 28, 1965


pa"e two







Mrs. Robert S. Ctrtan


group of reeaored atruotures, *a it can be exhibited and
ssed for visiting dignitariee and delegations. It Ie Oae
of the tty*s moat important historic buildings. 4e can
all be igrtefal for the :lomen*'s xohanqe's interest and
astivity in maintaining and exhibiting it. 4e hope yot can
also join in the movement t restore it to its ooloni~l and
nntebellu.m lory.

.e agree that it I moat interestinr and siTnifteant
as ar ;ntaebnllu~ hnase, sreseryved intact from 18l0, and an
attempt should be nae~ to alter its interior t-i a merely
IeouL~tie eqrlie- colonial period.

Cordially,

akrle r r. '3Vwtfln
-

January 28, 1965


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