Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: Block 12 – Lot 20
Title: The "Dodge-Watkins" House: From the Eleanor P. Barnes file. A study of the area, only about one third of the block. Bounded east by St. George, south by Cuna and west by Spanish.
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 Material Information
Title: The "Dodge-Watkins" House: From the Eleanor P. Barnes file. A study of the area, only about one third of the block. Bounded east by St. George, south by Cuna and west by Spanish.
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: Block 12 – Lot 20
Physical Description: Research notes
Language: English
Creator: Barnes, Eleanor P.
Publication Date: 1962
Copyright Date: Public Domain
Physical Location:
Box: 4
Divider: Block 12 Lot 20
Folder: Rodriguez-Avero-Sanchez (Toy Museum) Blk 12-Lot 20
 Subjects
Subject: Saint Augustine (Fla.)
52 Saint George Street (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Rodriguez-Avero-Sanchez House
Toy Museum
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida -- Saint Johns -- Saint Augustine -- 52 Saint George Street
Coordinates: 29.896151 x -81.313211
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00094128
Volume ID: VID00021
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: B12-L20

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The e4 aha Houses: From the Eleanor P. Barnes file.
A study of the area, onlyr about one third of the blook.

Bounded eslrt by St. George, south by Cuna and west by Spanish.


1763: Poente, Sq. "D",

No. 67t Bens~es of Aririva(no need repeat here)

o., 68t House ofAntonia de Avero( no need repeat, have her basio)
stone house, 15v x 35 v.
No, 695 Masonrv houses of Antonio Jeae Rodrigues, 23 vx 70v

Radrigues married July 27, 1719 (Ph. 315, CPR)
to Marria Manuela Rodrigues. He wras son of Jone
Antonio Rcdrigues and Gertruide Norales. She was
daughter oif Augurtin Rodri Usc and varria Aul ar .
His father.. of Seville".. br father "of Grenada".
Both mothers were natives.
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lo. 7O: Jae Sanchiez de Ortigsa~, stone house, 187 x 46v.
This is the corner.

Sanchez Ortigosa married Jan. 18, 1714(Ph. 284 CPR)
Juana Thedora Fores. He died 1750, she 1761.
He was of Rhondo, Spain(RoYnda) They wrere parents
of the wrell known Ffancisco Xavier Sanchez of
both British days and 2nd Sp. days. Also grandparents
of the other ;ianches boys in town during 2nd S1P, period.
Bernadino, Nicolas and Jeae. (Being sons of J.S. de 0. Jr.
brother of P.X,)

Note: Both these families, No. 69 and No. 70 are
kmnow as First Plorida camlirs and have descendants
in town. EPB..

Thus stood this section in 1763 wrhen Juan Elixio de la Puente
took the head count.(or house count)

BRITISH PERIOD.,Rainsaord Blook

Menerief: 1165.

Mbr. Fipp wras on the site of No. 68 above. Property in question.
de Solis: 1766

Jefferr: 1769

If you will study these last two as much as I have you
will note that both had different ways of drawings houses.
Yo~ will note so wrere payin oeekera fas son on de Solia
a~n some were so z.o an prys on Jepyer.


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1788 Rooque: Sq. 7.

No. 41 James Paras or Santiato Prades.
On the lot of Jose Pose de Burgea(he was in planting
partnership with him)

No. 42s STfONE HOUSE and kitchen of wood
Don Antonto Fernandez in cbarge. (Antonia de Avero's
son In law) If you use Roequie Freasurements you will
get exactly 15 r. for the n-a measurement.
It is well here to look at the block for a moment as other
names often appear as south neighbor of the house we seek.

Behind Jaime Prades on Cuna was Sebastian Coll, Rafael
Bernandez was next on Cuna, Pedro Lul was next to him and
Pedro de Cuena was on corner. Spanish and Cuna, All these
properties could be said at one time or another to be south
border of ours(Dedre-Watkins)

All these people were "of the Minorcang~roup"...

Spain had returned in 1783 after 20 years of British
awnership. The Minoreans had come in 1768 to New Smyrna and
in 1777to St. Aug.

SANTTIGO PRADO8 was of Minorca, was 50 years old
on the 1786 Census. No. 66.
Wife, his send wife to be exact,was Margarita Vives
and of the age of 37, He had been married to Francesea Prate.
Hence the mix up and various ways of spellinC; his name.

Prados la mentioned on the Cnansii of 1787 as well, was a
Catholio, wife and child, had a house on let belenrntin
to Pepine( pet name for Jose Peso de Burgoa)
Prados listed in 1783 and in 17935 as well.
Still there on TPax list of 1790. Bl. 12, No. 105.

He is important as he was father in law of both Prancisco
Arnau and Pedro Pucha who figcr eprominently in this bPrticu~lar
area of"Do akn".(e ather Camps, ty. pages 3, 19
also IZEXYwwwwl Census 1793, No. 145)
Tax list of 1790: Bl. 12, No. 104
Small coquina house and lot belonging to the king~...Us&Aeas
kitchen of wood..Bounded:
n.. heirs of Arrivas
s. Jaime Prados
e. St. Geo.
w. Spanish St,

237 x 71 v. It had NOW...aince 1788 to 1790 picked up
8 raras of the Prades property or more speebrically the
de Burrgo lot.,No. 41.

19k91r Bee. No. 119. Juan Sanchee bid in this property.

Juan San~chek is listed on Census or 1793.
No. 126.
He wa.s 45, vearp o1ld,0~ Son f .TIa SaWnAlte and Cata)1r~ de totma





LOO5 -E**. 319. Governor White confirms this proper~ty
to he~ra of Juan Sanhes. No. 104, Bl. 12, same measurements.


1805, 1e. 9337,


Mdrs. Sanchez sells ene half to Juan Pairades.
The south 11 and one half versa, She told
how property was adjuge~d to her by her
deceased husband with a HOUSE BUIL by him.
But she seld the south half ..the lot..with
somre type~ house on it. (possiblyf part of that
eld wooden kitchen houseo) Draw 15 r. add 8 from
fbrom the south lot..then split the 23 taroa
in half (on the 1788 map) and you have the old
kitchen on or close to the south half.


1815 March 4. Eae. 117,' Marin, acting for Juana Parades
sells to Pedro Pacha THIS SOUTH half, with a HOUSE
built by her father...This is the so called Dedge.
Rightly titled new the PARADES HOUISE, 1803.
Some 22 days later. Eac. 297. Mrs. Sanches sells the north part
with WOODEN HOUSE to Pedre Pushs. So now Pedre has both places.
Gtaspar Arnau had been renting from Mrs. Sanches before she sold.
Juan Barptista Parades married Elizabeth Ridarets, Dec. 19, 1786.
He is listed on the Census of 1786. Juan Baptista Payerea.
Of Majorea. He had a daughter, Juana, 18 months old.
Wife was Elizabeth Ridarets of Yinorca, She wras 28, he was
31 and a sailor.

Pedre Pueha was of the Minacean Colony, On the 1783
Census as a bachelor, on the 1786 Census with wife, Fpraneeses
Protes, daughter of J~aime prades/Pretoa. (No. 82, 1786)
1890 Pedre P~eaoh was still swner of the house.
By~ 1834 Stephen Arnau was listed as owner. (grandson of Santiagea,
Jaise Prades, son of P~rancisco Arnan who married PradAo, da-ughter
Clara Petroa/Pradea..

It is only sensible to assume that it eas Pucohs who took both
the houses and made them into one house. He nas the enly
owner wrho had TWO(not too old house) aide by aide, Recall Sanehez
built his on the north half after 1791. Paredea built his on the
south half in 1803. HE DID NOT BUY HALF A HOUSE AND BOARD UP A DOOR.
HE BUILT A HO0088...1F08. Therefore the man who joined the two had
to be Puch, And the persons w nting to separate the two by
cementing the doors had to the 'EXT owners..the Arnaus...after 1820
and pre 1854.
No matter...you till have in that area the old 2nd Spanish
House, the PAREDES HOUSE, 1803..and the SANCHEZ HOUSE, 1791-1801.
NOT THE RODRIGUEZ HOUSE NOT THE: AVERO BOUSE....But the
JUA SANTWTRasl..

Maybe the twe(if ever they are owned solely) could be called
the Paxohn house, 1813 but the PAREDES and the SANCHE~Z, the JTUAN Sanch
is more correctly the proper title, NEVER..the Rodriguaes

It was Arnau(the Watkins or old Juan Sanchez place) until 1865 or
1866 then to my grandfather, osacoa Perry. He was a Yankee who
wass stationed here with the 1hConn. in the days of th)e Civ'1
War. Gr~andma wras a Mi~nocean pirl. TheyV :narriedm 4Det!. lfCI
Tbts was their first home.~


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en Gaspar
Arnau yet.
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And onr the "Dedge;"-Paredes part Arnau was p~asing the taan
cad ther in turn to James P. De go in 1900.

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