HISTORIC ST. AUGUSTINE PRESERVATION BOARD
DATE: June 12, 1990
TO: Carol Grigas
FROM: Susan Parker
RE: Special Categories Grant for 54 St. George Street
Why, oh why, are we once again doing something at the eleventh
hour? The deadline for these grants has been known for some time
and SAAFI has surely owned the property for some time, and it
would seem to me that if this is important that you should just
have foregone a workshop which came at an inopportune time in
light of the grant deadline. Of two other local entities that
were recently awarded one of these grants, one spent three weeks
in its preparation and the other, three months.
By the time these grants are awarded the career-service positions
that will be providing the match will be under the Department of
State. The requesting entity, SAAFI, will be defunct. The Dept.
of State, which will be assuming responsibility for this agency,
is not eligible for these grants. With these changes in the near
future, this grant becomes an exercise in futility
There was no description of the grant project itself for me to
fashion the phrases that you requested.
Check spelling throughout application: PAREDES-DODGE
#3 This has a Fla. Heater Site File Number: eSJ1891
#6 Is it correct to call SAAFI a government unit?
#16 The fact that it is an original colonial building is
extremely important, but does not answer the question about USE.
#17 The Curiosity Shop has not been there for some time. Check
with Betty Galipeau for the name of the current tenant's
#19 Without a project description as a basis for a response, I
suggest referring to the Master Site file's section as to
significance. I have also attached another analysis of which its
last paragraph is good. The entire colonial city has
archaeological significance that should also be addressed. In
addition there is a copy of a memo that I sent to the research
staff two years ago, suggesting possible interpretive
considerations for the building.