Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: Block 11A – Lot 5
Title: Remodeling Adds Old World Touch To City Gates Furniture Company
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Title: Remodeling Adds Old World Touch To City Gates Furniture Company
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: Block 11A – Lot 5
Physical Description: Clipping
Language: English
Creator: King, Tom
Publication Date: 1958
Copyright Date: Public Domain
Physical Location:
Box: 4
Divider: Block 11A - L 1-6
Folder: Block 11-A - Lot 5
Subject: Saint Augustine (Fla.)
21 Orange Street (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida -- Saint Johns -- Saint Augustine -- 21 Orange Street
Coordinates: 29.897613 x -81.314214
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Bibliographic ID: UF00094122
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: B11A-L5

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RemodelingAdds Old World Touch

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Another ioutst.l.llilng example of coopperA'ion tii ~arl ,,r.,i th ,errl,,- i....d I...lnr ii a in~. R .mrdtlnrig of the u pp
plans to add to the old world d atmosphere ..-f historical ,S. ,,ip eexamilIe of bhat caaba .l. L r l'i. li-r--i., ,
A lugustine is the remodeling of the City Gates Furniturel 1,. i,...., .,,, r-. ,., '.,I.,i,, in r.f e,,, .ere te.
Cnrnp nriv b:-- it-- n,!i:ner, Jolin o-; W iiliharn t. I
NIr np,!i, ms has e.,:IJtl. ____ atlon here, and it should do much create the effect pi-eent e
Mr lims has to convey to the thousands of the upper portion -f the bhl
cr.impleted rerordli;ng nf the lin- the catv'. c.-bniasl .ert!.,n. tourists who visit here annually a ing. For color, Mr. I\il!ila"._ c i:.
teenth century frame hubiiing Located at tlie .'.rtr of pleasant picture of this oldest cain stone for tkt bt.-,d:. no
along lines in keeping with the (Orange an. Sps iia~l Streets, at city. dark brown trim. The metal ro
old world charm characteristic of the entrance to the old part of the The building is located in an was painted black.
arrtawl stcructursl munces wng

area whicn has seen much change
for the improvement of the City
Gates section in the past year.
Mr. Williams decided to re-
model the building a little over
a year ago, about the time the
Byrne Building was being razed.
Realizing the importance of the
historical area in which he was
Located, and also wishing to co-
operate with plans toward restor-
ation which were being publicized
at that time by the Williamsburg
Study Group, he called on archi-
tect B. O. Crichlow to design im-
provements which would be in
keeping with the old word atmos-
The result was the charming
and eye-catching building as it is
seen today.
Stucco on metal lath was used
on the lower portion of the build-

minor. The front door, % i.I .i
previously had been to the lift
on the front of the store, v -,*
moved to the center and the d,:-
play porch was extended ti-,
length of the front and done I,
cement and shell. A ',....lin
frame inserted over the plate
glass display windows gives th-
appearance of many small In.~; .
For a sign, Mr. Williams chose
a flush plaque-type centered over
the front door.
Mr. Williams and others v.l-%.
have already remodeled alon ...Id
lines, or who plan to do so, hVe
done much to add charm to tlih
old section of the town.
With the forthcoming celebra-
tion of the city's 400th annivers.
ary celebration, and the current
study being made to develop
plans for overall restoration
these St. Augustinians are to
commended for foresight.



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