Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: Block 10 – Lot 3
Title: [Letter to James Renwick Esq]
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 Material Information
Title: Letter to James Renwick Esq
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: Block 10 – Lot 3
Physical Description: Correspondence
Language: English
Creator: Cotter, W. T.
Publication Date: 1888
Copyright Date: Public Domain
Physical Location:
Box: 4
Divider: B10-L3 Cathedral
Folder: Rectory (Bishop's House) Fence Cathedral File
 Subjects
Subject: Saint Augustine (Fla.)
35 Treasury Street (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Augustine
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida -- Saint Johns -- Saint Augustine -- 35 Treasury Street
Coordinates: 29.892891 x -81.312435
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00094118
Volume ID: VID00017
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-L3

Full Text

WILLIAM T. BETTER,
archtfect and Builder.


"t.L'hR fslE advsr1 senlsl I L1 i OJUTk-hcY E quucl ,k/Drk,"


~HE "RATE CITY") PLANIflNG IThLL8
.f ELM AIENUE 41? h &5 F P t
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,ii Sawinp.
James Renwick Esq

71 B'way N.Y.
ring. ,
Dear Si t!-
Oawinp.
'.have before me youth letter of July24
nber Bressed
to the Rev Fred.JLucke St.Augustbi~e Fla.,and i justice to
o order.
6, y f.. aa.,irell ,'yr@af r u -'tn-ind-an evidetly

wroAg impression,I beg to hand you under this same epvera
T Rails.
partial list of the changes,extras,&.C that have been exeou4ed
.el iosts,
...r ^ ,n andx around the Qathedral. ,
ce and Eburcbi
I gan readily understand that a bare statementthat the work '
Furniture.
cost $7",000.00 or over would convey to your mind an idea
or Finisb.
that the entire business had been mismanaged.
'itects esign,
-." Wlhn I undertook to rebuild .and enlarge the Cathednal for
Sxecutn -i. ;
SBishop Moore I gave himan estimate (appro6imate)of the cost

of the building (not including the tower) of from $35,000to
Woodwork .
i $40,000-how nearlyt-correot that was ,you will readily see on
:e Fronts Y
o -p-gggpation .We have built the tower at a cost of about
Ooors and .
$I0,00Qand when to that you addthe cost of"changes,extras&c,
'3linds to order.
I claim that I have not exceeded the original intended cost
,espondence
of the building
holicited.
As ,,. whether the spirit of the drawings was carried out


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WILLIAM T. COTTER

architectt and Builder.




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klHE "SATE 6lTY" PLANING FImlLLS,
Corner of ELM AVENUE, 4th ST. &-. F. R. R.

#2 ^ponford, ola.,


ouldings.
the building will speak for itself.It needs no commendation
>oll Sawin9.
or trumpetings from me
'chkets.
I must confesss that with all due respect for your eminent
"ning.
position as an architect,I must dispute your statement that
win .
I am not entitled to payment for needed drawings for the ,ork
Tiber DresseJ
or that such needed drawings were tools for my work.
to order.
I have had the pleasure of erecting buildings ,plans for
'usters.
which were made by different architects,and it is the first
S,. Rails.
time in my experience that either the builder or superinten-
Wel Posts.
dent was expected to furnish the working drawings or any
n:e and Ebur,-; b
part of them .
Fu rn tur-.
In the schedule of charges of the American Institute of Archi-
,ior P inisb.
tects,of whichI understand you are a prominent member,and on
;,,ifects' Desig; -
which a majority of the bills for professional services are
hxecuie'!.
based ,there is a specific chargeof 2and 1/2 %for services
Ysfic
(not including superintendence) for full working plans,in-

eluding all detail drawings for exterior and interior work
nIe FronTs.
i and fittings ,specifications,and forms of contracts.
JI, Doors and
I have never understood yet that this meant that any part
3linds to order.
of the detail drawings was to be furnished by the
,,espondence

oited. superintendent or builder.What would become of a large
percentage of the builders in the United Statesmany of
:: percentage of the builders in the United States,many of


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( rcbitect and [ uilder.


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SRails.

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Woo dwork.

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rlinds to order.

;rrespondence

Solicited.


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'"Th1 bh-~r-I Bdiverlisanx r ti. l a a w i kS. I_'ior iE cl-ir!u ,: 'r.kl "


i HE "QATE 61TY" PLANING FRILLS,
3 Ccrner of ELM AVENUE, 4th ST. & S. F. R. R.


anford, Fc a.,


whom to my own knowledge,are unable to execute, even the

most trifling of drawings,if this was a ruleand was carried

into actuality?

rAs to the specific charges that on the pulpitI was entitled 6

to a commission of one % I desire to say that we rendered

no bill for draughting at any percentage .This item was in-

cluded in the general billwhich I rendered for a certain

number of hours of work b'y my draughtsmen.

I would also like to say that as the cost of said pulpit

Was $497.00 delivered in St.AugustineI would like to see any

office that would execute such work at such a price.

You of course remember that the sketch given me by you for

the pulpit was such as could be only worked from by an

Intelligent draughtsman and that all the drawings for such

pulpit ,both working and detail,had to be made by my meh.

Praying your pardon for troubling you with such a lengthy

epistle ,the burthen of which I trust will carry its o-~n

|excuse ,and trusting that after due deliberation you will look

at the matter from the same standpoint that I do and that

you will do me simple justice ,not only in your mind ,but in

that of Bishop Moore's ,I have the honor to be

Yours Very Truly
(signed)W.T.Cotter


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Galvanized Iron Gutters and Leaders in church would cost
$ 298,00
Same in copper 630,00


$ 332,00


Wire lathing extra cost over ordinary
Registers in side walls &ventillators


in ceiling
Tile roofing extra cost over tin roof
Tile floor in place
Sewer
Stone side walk
Sliding Blinds
Lightning Rods
Gas Fixtures&extra piping
Water clostes & Plumbing
Cedar Case for Baptistry
Cedar case for Sacristy
Cedar press Vestment 2nd story
Cedar Ambry
Ladies'Closets
Oak Pews
OakWainscotting (cost over base &csurbase


lath 856,00


353,75
3675,00
2830,00
I060,63
2500,00
102,42
224,90
507,6I
255,00
28,00
28,00
100,00
300,00
55,00
2860,20


in pine) 350,00
Oak Confessionalcost over same in pine 225,00oo
Oak doors and jambs ,, ,, ,, 260,oo
Oak organ gallery front ,, ,, ,,, 115,oo
Oak Se"dillia 59,oo
Oak pulpit 497,oo
Oak Vestibule 288,oo
Oak Acolsyte chairs 246,oo
Oak stop Blox(finish to wainscotting) 260,oo
Concrete in aisles ,altars&cover wood 800,oo
Concrete Railing (Street) _3250oo
Gas Governor 38,oo
Work in Bishp's Residence about 600,oo

$20131,00
This list does not include the freight nor handling of
those goods




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