1. Briefly state the significance of the site indicating the nature of the historic values to be
preserved. Indicate research (historical, architectural, or archaeological) completed or
planned, and identify the sources, authorities and consultants used.
2. Describe the overall plan for the development of the project, including specifically the
provisions for adaptive use, operation, and maintenance of the property. Indicate the
public benefit to be derived in relation to other community interests, and the proposed
method of financing the local matching share. Include a statement of past local efforts
and expenditures, public or private, to preserve the site.
3. Include a tentative time table for completion of the project, citing any interesting or
unusual methods, materials, circumstances, or problems that may affect its progress.
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1. The four lot parcel lies in the midst of the project area of the Historic St. Augustine
Preservation Board as may be seen on the accompanying map (panel is marked "A"). It is
essential to the full development of the project. A large frame two-story structure of
ca. 1915 occupies lots 25 and 6 and is the major non-conforming structure on the street
(see photo). Archaeological tests have revealed the presence of the foundation of the
First Spanish Period Blanco House on the St. George Street side of this lot. The present
building should be removed and the Blanco house reconstructed, as a later project.
South of this recent building, with the camera shop sign in the photo, is the privately
reconstructed Carmona House of the Second Spanish Period. This would be retained. On
Spanish Street on lot 7 is a large two-story mid-nineteenth century frame house which,
because of its location, does not visually intrude on the scene and which should be
preserved and restored.
2. Removal of the 20th century frame building would immediately improve the total visual
quality of the project. When the Blanco House is reconstructed it will form a interpretive
unit with the Ribera House immediately north of it. The Carmona House was reconstructed
for adaptive use and could not be used interpretively without major work. However
it is in an ideal location for housing administrative offices for the interpretive programI
The nineteenth century house on Spanish Street should be restored. Its interior would
provide administrative and research space immediately adjacent to the museum village
The development plan of HSAPB aims at the creation of the museum village made up of
several complexes of buildings and grounds interpreting different periods of St.
The total combined efforts of the Historic St. Augustine Preservation Board and St.
Augustine Restoration, Inc., since 1959 have resulted in the acquisition of historic pro-
perties in~the 8 block project area with a book value in excess of $1,700,000.00, with
approximately two-thirds of this value in the properties of St. Augustine Restoration, Inc.
3. Acquisition would be accomplished upon availability of funds.
PROJECT TITLE Blanco-Carmona properties DATESept. 22, 1975
LOCA~lDN Lots 24, 25, 6 and 7 of Block 12 CUT
City of St. Augustine, Florida St. Johns
DWN ER Proj ect proposal is for acquisition by Historic St. Aulgustine
Preservation Board from private owner.
SUMMARY STATEMENT OF PURPOSE OF PROJECT AND PUBLIC BENEFIT
This property, under single ownership, fronts on St. George Street in the primary
project area, separating present holdings of the Board and Foundation (Ribera
House to north, Arrivas-Salcedo complex to south) which are exhibited to the
public. Acquisition would eliminate an in-holding in the primary project area now
under development and permit development for interpretive purposes.
LIST WOR K ITEMS AND ESTIMATED COSTS FOR THIS GRANT
Acquisition of historic property
LIST CON FIRMED SOU RCES AND AMOUNTS OF MATCH ING FUNDS AVAI LABLE
Must remain unconfirmed pending knowledge of availability of federal funds and
actions of city and county in next fiscal year.
Federal grant $125,000
City and County 62,500
PROJECT PERSONNEL, IF KNOWN FUNDS REQUESTED
PROJECT SUPERVISOR 4 62 500
NAME John W. Griffin. Director
ADD PRESS Historic St. Augustine PROJECT SPONSOR (AG ENCY/ORGAN IZATION)
P~n Enu 1987 HISTORIC ST. AUGUSTINE PRESERVATION BOARE
St. Augustine, FL 32084
RESTORATION ARCHITECT ~ AT CHMENTS
NAME Jr/PHOTOGRAPHS O APPRAISALS*
ADDRESS O0 COST ESTIMATES O TITLE REPORTS*
O PLANS & SPECS (*FOR ACQUISITION
(IF AVAl LABLE) PROJECTS ONLY)
NAME I CERTIFY THAT THE INFORMATION GIVEN HEREIN
ADDR ESS IS CO R RECT AND THAT MATCH ING FUN DS AR EOR
WI LL BE AVAI'LY BLE ~O COMPL TE TH IS PROJECT.
PR ELI MINARY PROJ ECT PROPOSAL/APPLICATION