Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: Block 12 – Lot 20
Title: [Communications re: Avero, Rodriguez, Sanchez House]
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 Material Information
Title: Communications re: Avero, Rodriguez, Sanchez House
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: Block 12 – Lot 20
Physical Description: Correspondence
Language: English
Copyright Date: Public Domain
Physical Location:
Box: 4
Divider: Block 12 Lot 20
Folder: Properties Restored (Others) Museum of Yesterday's Toys - Avero, Rodriguez, Sanchez House
 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
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Bibliographic ID: UF00094128
Volume ID: VID00052
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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washingban, D. G,

BewP Mr.* Hene65sI
The0 lettr tkrre hfatt set Maggre Orabukw~ uhdob eSr Coerweea b a
kLeave asr deatbkrlrteea1aA. r. aat~~~~iiiiii~~~~~~ Mrs. 1 Osastee em t prop~ertY~ east de~a) to a
fYFe sah re, fre~w~tq ekly aa, hagnettas.n I see $besI $ eenease) wth arm a~tten,
see we Lome Ileen note seasse set war sees1 Ir or 1Lees qusIYes~~ ICent hav
kee amouapred asearaPtel4 aha aYO taSQuIry~ bee made, has despt the abatemet As
as lease~ wras Cbr sense as CSdatermenon te as cOrmessenr, Ps to a tas
1hat an~Y h asmr rras Yar tastry~p~ issaso to senser annehrs
As a seetlirsa alaest every so An# the O 3a~teYI istsek Iybi have1
embLeata Wahe sat ~PagC anmare Stassi ahet Isa tUr~Dhe ]PmereI~ au SP3
anent 61ii. Assesse.iff+ hem) Iremre age 3ebstled to han by hatt bsee mnagr~,
db tr Seas omeft at hi sr ege eYlabete o t~dI hemtrth~d~ler he Is a theshi Iagan,
ran I as gette featt a b Is as ages fat i hat r h Isl 9attevabt1At?~p Alan~
si ar the 333A amoe *-^-rlr abse rea bek satJ forth sOrses St. AngetBsas,

'iag ammentsa to e4 ap to the paressewattes et~ra MARAM T M ae
hther destreeltti one thesePI (ka34~ he tas gas~hin tha weI redd toa party(0 b ear
amebh athIe sat the 'rSeasheeks 1 sa ere Las hI;sr
whittles hrr.iabavewe muremen p~osses i th leisatr2are set +Gbilonomyl
a-br a....ease w decids8t agatash 414=***l~D Uea, the Ottyb at 84. AngetIOa
homewersi obtalrPt$Ia tro t~hheesate ha anneaater toasrke whac~,9lr Ireases,~
sad to AmeettestingP~d~ the Ir;irghte agess at th eiysleA that eses to~r inteha
6 are kdeng ustagette a the Preema~ Ste ea~t to uW~a the Qaubeates 11astest
homes abns eas wr been -** aM segpI~la 40 t Me atty** astIkl, and Seltl
an as IIY~ reoale ages Rab~ase at als steeeesasa r areashL aabtua d I ategePllll
rwtow see vessrau Wepranl, IrS ass to so#I senser seseaSs sa steeso t r w~Ia rr
as BSsese seensensesw ~ Lrsense In enamens am sateams1 as has any s~an
topans st--atwe base~ to a~r edamattemat s ehLhat rwaempesthear, (rs $ demle
14 t ea aawl eeetataty0 these wealfd be as 1I ~ attempt to 3JI ta InDsULP ep hin UaYt
hanuds at 1men ******-1~ an~hap toI~ raara whomY esetPee~hases









Miarkah 1, 3196)~1


Hea. Cr harles I. Benne44


paslQs SW r


the desyign~ake of Bbe area was m~adertake lV %the eity in s~r~P1rie~aaltr withi
rantherittee fromP AIantsL~ abe tan~spece $Be area1 and6 agreedd Sha4 She Pea[1Ssoba a
blighTb ws such as toL qtuaity is fo Urban c-lesala. Ithren ar anorer~L3r o~ ~tttttttttttttttthan th
three em-atandard heases in the areas ese it weald set have queM1st.r The
klbeandari se er Isetd ~bbbbbbbbbbbby~ the tpeater1P 8 t ~reA1sabs ar beata1969e bute,) and a
haesu ggesnrted nese alfbereken to thet city, bult as9 artif'lIIslrbaP1w seie asl rye
Ben tbaban to 9the deggee abanr thre, Beadsaisn ~could tor set.\ It is myr ~ IMhsadiataani
at the present time Sheytr donB tee MrQ fr3~~Br. Ge61 ral as Speatah lan.r The9
boundarie deser~sbe by the drabuesaree usg ~ thesrr enes **4r b he inspeedar ftrom
A$1srata. The~ cityla *wor~kable program" hricasa en approved by Atlrant, ad thyisr
givesl the city the$ren Ilight to a~ppLy %er uranu Iwrnewal. Bat hew rTappl3aicalebn ha
not been mad, to hebest o~f my k~navidge.

The~ utlizatioo of aurBan rearrval in1 tis atsu sa ed Bote equivt~arrwb olen at
gift of several. h~undrds of1 thorusansI abtu dolr o the reei)BorrcatIion )(program
Obvionly, we Cifeelt that thsl would to o tre ~Pma~ndolUs assjistanc be4 as. Bab it to as
way theatens any historio streetre,~M and I use no~tthin in it asr it stands abish~
wouldrf in rany way thesatea~ the ownersip at M4r. and hea. GraIf~Mbook' heas, oa r Mi,
Bathee. APtsually, hoever, Mr~.Eath t aniorus he dislposer at~ hfis properby

WeQ have been ery pleaed at the finherest of the Grambusks in reorationn to
;;L. Auguabine, and holpe Sheat She will aspend~zt Mlabber~ th~an contract their acrtiviilgsr
here. In testor1 at sappreetake for their taees ndsL D woPrk, we dii d a endus
amuahs~ et reaseveh n their propeurty, at as expenses to She. I ea2rStaste As$ She
wIorkg~ whichb went1 into she gl$Uarehaeology supervision1 of the eaterakens, andb the
doeuaassetaryp and ~arc~hitebural reasarc eeap~readeB in the report which the-iy usea
yeatt, uamouts to perhaIpe~ $1,000.c M9ea f the srepwor~t~ ws doelaaaB as personazlgl. 3it
rp Staer wenr counted agasinst;'f She~ vebs the ast wod comel nre~r to s2,000. Bo
rwe an anxPIQIFs to O~easUragell resbn~torae by private IndividuaLs and were app bel~DISt
do tDiSa Per te Gb ratibucks.

St. Augirr:atir iBs a9119 peculi r plac la my aYsEI Iandthe things Shsrt go on
down here seemZ& to upSe~tr them conideraflbjly. I can see hg in sa eases.9999 BaL SekYI
wosUl reslrr a grea dez2ra nere setl it theg did so$ enredth every ner~ tht eams9 in
thesdr~ and sroughrt bthefir uans s frome the place where they~ ea get informauten at
reasnonble anthenicity.

I as sorary thatQ yonaw ae$b~ going in to sht* So be w~ith as forc theu selebb~ra
Sisa en on 9 ;ars 11 Ig hope ye ill ease da;m ahis wayI sometimem in the~ aar fatears
uxantd le a showr yesa set ronly whatlr we, ae sdoig, Bbu whatle~ Sh Gsrambeeke have done.
We areI prou1d of bo-th.

a ast~~t3~y

sul~gs/ *.ex. Sr. sons.
eeO a r d:s aumkInsealir ye~ Dgireete






MEMBER
2D DIsTRICT, FLORIDA

AR ED SE YCES


~Otie Of jReptelettitadtity

Ilptad)(Hfgt0Nf, 3. QC.


ARTHUR C. CANADAY
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
AUDREY W. STRINGFELLOW

JEANNET CHMBROUH SOWERS
ANONA COLLINS FOWLER
SUSAN J. HAGIST
BEATRICE A. MOORE
SECRETARIES


March 1, 1963



The Restoration and Preservation Commission
Sai.nt Augustine, Florida







Gentlemen:

Enclosed is copyT of a letter which seems
to have the disturbing suggestion that a very im-
portant historical house is to be destroyed in St.
Augustine, perhaps another as well, as it is also
mentioned.

I hope that neither Urban R~enewaln~or any-
thing else will destroy a priceless historical her-
itage in Saint Augustine and will appreciate your
letting me know of anything yrou can do to prevent
such destruction including those mentioned.

W~i~th kinrdest regards, I am


CEB:jcs
Enclosu~re







ih e Fmag of yestrday's boy(


iEclUIoL4S 23, 1903-:
Thes H~~conomdte Chastesb BernnetAi,
311 West~ BlMorwe St.
Jodi~oonsviU~e, F~ta.
Deas~ MLti Bennett,
We botUme yo eMA 64 iinleseated is Lea~ing ~the ranoetosed Riotestoot
ani~~rd A g~icL&qts Resieasrch, oln oulL hIU)Jestyl in St. AugusO~tiXU e e4Lo
io nee 4tfAtted de ~bodique- ewSanches Houoe. So -{o~ s we ho*
been trsw ornto and 44r~ tt swinote stA~~abase to i-odn e-( St. Agust~iine wrii~ th oMea estate o-Ae4 Bedomcon sn~d P lebewedionn
Comissio~nr.
Theso~Le *** molL6 Ohmending tJIoughQ St. AsqudcI e that I46@ Bsreneso
hee seen sequreed -eol 40s tas geres sectoiar tonL~ usOn, ease3 enough,
by ts newesaston and p lth~e .~ton Cnicw~cn Lot4.ee ~erreub we
horse~ ben unobts~ to confEaiA4 Ab 4~C~n om~ th obrWdooden.i
Isr 4444 emes, Mte** ose OeAts Ivthee sub-s~tandori 4 )homes ccubtied 64
IUQeO CagCio and we useA thatd ~PR ey eaome 3been uvisied by some.-~000~~~000~~~00
oneC~~~CCC~~~ The sames (nathes E~beaside thb~o;at aidban Faar Res ct, hasn been L
out *( EAvttet and ouhbuetl ei. 13 ~to a wcgbsewdusof u th St
hequotMae oci~teemns.
Otlidouy ** owce cnc~eY nw in ~Vot at Ae Bodsiques-Asess-Senchesh hease
Sis rubosAted to be in 4Aes Uscban REsnercLt A'Les as is the Bkhanis6h ln, a
see~bolation 1Vof- Pe o-(, MS.~ Gesod Bt, stoo onr St. G~eorues St
Thbe lmenutoet wasR both ~IV6q ousek and u. BakAseeth us 4Amee4 e4I~~i~
ans ** seultd obbs~cec~iota ypoet detevainaion~ 9( the ftColroeing
Ai. Boo U46ban Essmeea oc~nady been sequetsed 4++~ ;th #aesnt 4***
Asocaiew a nda t ikncruds uitees sa. GBeosse stj. oC4ameinga t ~the-;:j
044q GOles and South about 10) -:est hot~a Ouno Sheeut and ju444e4
boundecd by Mban/ion ClcXRt intC~ Us and. Shanish S~taFset to tAe, ***
if. Has Ushanm Penersot Fieen obtwomeda 3te ~the Fedest Asee hM4AodMtio
in AUdtatl
C. In s(hot eaQ) *0ttA StiO ages<~.1 is sO oeselas Of ~Ae BoDwiques
house wtbCC is ino a shen but PAc.e 3eent 44oxoed~ 604~ in, 1958
and subbseq~uawent in 19'S~ Ls coort aen~iv eM MPe IPomtida
Resomdottio~n oad PsesevaM/ion Museum o$ Yesteadamtt~~tt Tolllo
At caond~sridbe abe takene to nvousstloe, wre home;~ ibe~esewe~d - bL aweS~ons~z one O-4 ~thPe olMdes ahoses ;n S~t. Auguso-tine. r794







Att 4Aeo 4mus 'iYes* *(1 ofC conoasn to uo adbcr w ~ eautdd
quyes -inedogoion a~d etersir Q onsoon aso ,ud
'Io7~ **~rUM,~~~w

watter :I emeduct
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Jonarrtqll 311, 1C90s
Il4. ComestGq RoadsC~
St., Auguhis~tia B~~orhte~dc Society
S~t. Augcwtusth, FCa

We homerp noted BMtt Banlke~Ctt t contallct vjOn inL segods 4&
whliaitP~ as cni~deaL 4O seLrous hbroald ~to &)tbot (~Y ~out Moabe
caittA PL jnf ce~wPng tei -(ME~ maltofoQ to ma k~e can tnaoGeeto
o{ 44* coveral .gue 6teeesw comt gEuseenP ~and ynowL frcsheyty.
We9 hose o atoto o{J oceaBB~ {M~i~~Cces Zm Teste~adlay Toys andnnnnnnnnn~~~~~~~~
t#bFluses bu 'Ido not Z usethem asz we ~cnsbides obears -ftses toos
{tooL~ dusing thbe tcl d~ave,a arnd wMf~Bie wED~ dk)~O; no estWS$ t
den~y Abess Amst, wue be~ttIMeu soma~e ohe Raking *Aeu44 6
daotered (as, wet homer do~ne is onM kLou4On~,
8~t~As yes use $4646 ossadse, taib is a se~sqt otdi -Ruet~t and
octsucir on I~n addicon, ~h~4ae tob o{~9 Me (ae. 'tasunho
~tectd c8hoday shade~l to get ~tAtough,
I~t would ;Be a mobotr Cdotosho~tBb L- at4R AFe crr4&L in 99
+4Osakes&O L you ownB 6sLutdingI Testedc~ as Tous~ andL 44*
MAtsnc3 Honrc cbenRt tLh~ Anr oamos,
1-(~ BiOL fas Iro~t Seenr xEbe to rbcC?~ Cgou, httesse cortc~t
Avira so ahe~ c~an hravez ithe FiraevCS~ ie mea~, mob iJthe kneechton.l

to go oe seoawd Aatw we -teeC t~d r~L( { u6sed CA otr cAn stee r *4P olw eassent~O desjite 4*p juseease
the PAriOdeatj~G~ houe o$ s-t, Geory St.


Cjhiest AiSs ~hotte 3., Clcambuct


Otty CrCommisotones




F-~ :. Gcc~Jx~-R~e..ke


SAINT AUGUSTINE HISTORICAL SOCIETY

DATE: ~Vl~fq 9_


DO4/4 UljA4


FROM


SU BJECT: ?tt~a/ faeed iDA ~oe duty anch tt OMse

healbl6($ &eM "and :;U bou r~lld be an~tted tlP n lek had aederwe
wa~dee ;te~se id BrConzduav Proof? by Qts icbramet edsal eminaCior Mat
.te wecnd kdepawa added 1~u 89D.


OCe IMOmorandum *

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R1OBRIGUB5-AYMl1[0IANCH~E B 008






The seqliuin northeast room of the preusen house was

builta aso aaddition be an earlier wooden house aou 1780

byg the "maaser burilder' Jean Peres for ~Paarando Redriglues,

who willed it to Aatealsr AvPero t 1762. O f he three she

owned nearby this oner reoo houe was knrown as her "little

beoase." TFhe woodea house vara remaoved about 1768-84r, and

thes tsta house Zlater eapanded by Juan ~sanhes, 1791-1801.

PThe woodea: secndI storyT was added early in- the 19th cenaterrs


Reateoration we as beun 1958-62 b~y Mr. and M9rs. Wlterr

Cravbuok cand William J. Daniell, in cooperation with the

St. Augustinse HItforical Neeteration and Preservationa

Commisosion.




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