Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: Block 12 – Lot 20
Title: Two Old Houses On St. George Interesting
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Title: Two Old Houses On St. George Interesting Nos. 52 and 54 have Common Wall and Chimney
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: Block 12 – Lot 20
Physical Description: Clipping
Language: English
Copyright Date: Public Domain
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Box: 4
Divider: Block 12 Lot 20
Folder: Properties Restored (Others) Museum of Yesterday's Toys - Avero, Rodriguez, Sanchez House
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
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Bibliographic ID: UF00094128
Volume ID: VID00028
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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Day Show Much Of Interest

ern soldier&. To this end she be- flight to St. Aug'-t.ife necessary. f.'rmod one residence a. the timn .4f
came the mo-.'irg spirit in raising 'Twio p 'ter beds 'w-amc mixed, so its li'ilding.
fnmds vo erect a monument to the that the artrie ,o the .Soci(et "'s Thii is borne out vby 'lt fact d'
Memory of the Southern dead. keeping is r.arked forr having the the c'ltqmna wall rur:nting est a-Fd
She became the fi-st president of two head possts of a iii!'ere: t pat- west between the twe, I a f-
the Ladies' Memorial Asso'iation, itern from the pcr-ts at the foo ,va:: and the one chimn e-e s tht
3 ILt organized in St. Augustine in the IThe wood iA now so frail that tW' t with firep'!ces. Ai.o the arcn *
H Here fall of 1866 and was never allowed specimen is not in -ondition to e! in tnis wall which hav been clIhoei,
to give up the position as onas displayed. are done .ith sin1h flimsy material
she. lived. Other ladies workigI Although Miss Dunnmett didr. Ly r,'ntrast wr::: hie hwi, 'y coeilunra
SChapte' W s with her were Mrs. Jula Gibbt. marr,. sh- hro,'iht no thrti- famie- .iFtrurtiol as to ] ru e o room
Uapt~ Was wife of Col. George Gibbs; Mih6 A. Ilies of nif,.es, ali chii.ircn (of ;- ;ter4 for any but b, i f th;' they were
br Adopte M- Llambias, Miss Lucy Abbott, who married ariv oii:ers. There originally np'i'il0ns between nWo
SMiss lubel Bnet and Mi-' Anna were three girls in each the larve rooris.
Or of City Hamphrey. The monument which groups that made the hoi'r, their A Spanish (oquiina wall we!l ia
s'ta,;s in the Pla::a is ah ,ost as grandfather, Tumrnas H. Diu' mett. ,lonted on whs, i< inow a part:. liep
much a tribute to theps undaunted had bought arronid 1840, a mnerri Lhu from its poI,;.ioa and rela!.i, to
about MiSs Amna women and their co-workers as to establishment whet all w r: t-re the rain sect ui. No. 54. i.ndicates
iopled from the files soldtira of the Souther .Armies, Thi s s the house known -, *he the us ,ial locaio, in a patio.
ltt Chapter, No. whose name it bears. 'Graham Hon, which hAs the :-I- That same )Don JUan Sanchez who
gters to the Con- During the latter pret of her usual corner h'e1ony on its se-,wii! ihed in the slatm holi'e on the op.
life she lived with her r,-ce, Mrs. story. pos;te side of S Georg( Street
r atet Carlotta, J. A. Englow Inee Madis!on) and A descendant of the Dummetts, bouhilt the propertv at a sale in
of the chapter. her great-niece. Miss Anrs Dum- who was in St. Augustine recer;tl,' i791, according 'o tihe declaration
in.was named for mett Enslow, who iater bcsime said that in the family records is n .',f his widow Maria .idl Carmnn
kr was Oeigitnall Mrs. Sabin. Account of the escape of Tnomas ii. S',i hez when she sold 'er interest
M. UlainlbI, "ad Eight years after her dea h, Dummett from the Islatd Cn On in what i! now No. 54 St. Gerrg
when a chapt:'r of the Tnited version says from th. iBvh!im. sr'.-, told in thr Spanish Eser'-
y Abbott. Mina Daughters of the Confedetacy was another says the Barbados. Ar.- 1 ,.,:f tS102
Sof] Eaglish par- organized in St. Aug'stiro, t.e wuy, it is stated, there had oeen an >i n- this property was bought
hama ~un lands. name unanimously ehe-n for it .mSn section in that Island an., hb tne St. Augustine Historical
Sof I*M th can- was Anna Dummett. 1Dummett had to make his ,scapoe crciety in I'e1r, much wotk has
There are so many anerdiotes of Hie ,was :.mnugled ahoai.( ship, toen dine ut.d-r the ':reclion of the
Miss Dummett it is plarned to ucked into one of his own sugar ,.arator, W. J. Harris, in an en-
ar father brought bring as many as possible together h, .gshea'ds. As hi- record after at- deavor to sav- thb structt:e which
lotrida, buying a in the Woman's BRigraphical ile -ival in .his country shows that h showPe evi,'.- nl .'o decay and ap-
tation near New of the Webb Memo.l Library of was nor an especially meek person, pronching condition that '.,ouid be
t rarely into the the St. Augultine Hitorical P.,- the in~surt1ction and hogsh'a'l! sio f itficO:t to pairi.
Durtg the Semi. city. Isetm quife .n keeping with oti, '1T .1tar i" ay ladiong to 'te upper
the later 30's all As Iresident of the Ladies' Me- known iaria!r;'. t,* ty, of N, As in a, open terracp
eraome unsafe and orial Association sh" wvas instru- .-- o---o --- i-- .,,, at the, we.,r ats v._.:i cuutr- vtid his family to mental in securing there firs' spare i7 at date of its build T.
fich city remained for a monument site in the noith- uwr H nouse there a, no catiof of hL..
R Dnummett until west corner of what is now the Ly- T WUn aU .UU s 'o, s or th;,s housj a o sevePa
9. at something ceum location on South St. (;ve-rge f t no 1se iin t;s gi-roup. It .s
lage. Street. The shaft stood thfrr until a n .. r .o infltet-ir p1--a-
Sremainedan EI- application was made for its re- n St. I George ,-, inciai ability --d
e end of her life, mowal to the Plaza. A long peti- e' in: i, i tii, ,it decision to
ent lover of the tion sent to an old city concii has (Jn Atn'e*e n fudv .. on bal-.nies.
inl espoused its been unearthed by the Hi-torical aU.eI C a4i Mlany il details in this ho e
-War Between the Records Survey staff, vhich ear- iavr iint, '.. t for the r!ident of o.J
out those years tied a long list of nanm., of promi- architecture. No. ` St Georg
irge of the then nent residents. Mi.s [,urmett as Nos. 52 and '4 hax,, street at the north side of
Iren of GeneCal president of the Memorial Asiocta- crhimnv-,. H- been known as lth
bther-in-law. :he tion was rrannted lease of a tw'nty- COmlwriOn Wa1 an1d Watki .l H-:use from the name of
If the time as near foot square n the PlaHz for the the n( wnr, fj wAny years, Mss
tpsibe, rendering inonum*.t site. It is re.lated that l(hillnev t Tile, W, n. Myrs.
I o the South and in raising funds for the ':inumelnt ribt oce thi e heirs, tate that
lelf to sick and !Miss Darne:tt a.-ranged niany n h .ud N i' as prch, d t wae n.
tertnnnnt, aome apparent%. spe- The haildin :t No. f-i4 St, <.Vo whe wl rch- ed it was a" ,P*
of the war Veatrs, ally intend d to captu e a junior St eet. !allu, b Ol d O 'uri-oty -to-v -jildtrc and the upper per-
ht. Aunstine and ,audience. Otte is re called as fea- Shop in recent tires, is a nevtr ,i tis er' .cd, the house beDW
n toi wac s turning ten sanal bo.s costumed as ending object fr spr,-ulatio as then converted into a roormg
iry of the South- Indiae s \t. came ,n the stage to I when various p,,k;ntis of it WvPIe 'i ite. e o he no w
-- ---------- the notes of "One Little Indian, constructed. Its :nerable ar- e r- At thie r of he northwal f
ra on her knee Two Little Tndians" and so on. ance supports th.. -tatenrct itat thi, houti.r-.e remains of a hbil
inther, *Md cried tPossibly some of the Ten Little references in ,h,- E.:rituras of lS'I ",'""na v.e 1, possibly an encloars
tart W ld break, Indianf' who assist-,' in that ver- indicate portis .- the ho.ise ha a .-" "'w .."-n this and the Ar-. as
over 'ah buen formance are stil' slie. thpn been bu;t: .. ',e iame. '."
os't And so my l referring to ptrils of life on the The place nrxt north numhbetd At; wd ;1cad.tone was found on
[B-tem Indian tDumnitt plantation homr, The 52 St. George etree -vith a wor,:)r *'i lot tl i n the rear garden of
Litutemiat's wife, Historic al Society- has in its keep- second story stand attic, is joinm'-d .r. 54 is believed t'ere -"r
or comfort any- ing a poster bedstead that was in to No..54 in such manner a? itl male n ,p;see burals at some et ly
great delight." use when Indian attacks made compel b!ief. th't the tao hosps A -'te.

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