Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: Benet Store
Title: [Memo to: Earle W. Newton-Robert Steinbach]
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 Material Information
Title: Memo to: Earle W. Newton-Robert Steinbach
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: Benet Store
Physical Description: Correspondence
Language: English
Creator: Jordan, William L.
Publication Date: 1967
Copyright Date: Public Domain
Physical Location:
Box: 6
Divider: Block 13 Lot 8
Folder: Benet Store
 Subjects
Subject: Saint Augustine (Fla.)
62 Saint George Street (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Benet Store (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida -- Saint Johns -- Saint Augustine -- 62 Saint George Street
Coordinates: 29.895679 x -81.313201
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Bibliographic ID: UF00094791
Volume ID: VID00004
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: B13-L8

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S-. -. March 17, 1967
MEMO TO Earle W. Newton-Robert Steinbach
FROM: WILLIAM L. JORDAN

SUBJECT: Conversation March 17, 1967 with: Mrs. Rena Haas and Miss Carmen
Benet, two surviving members of the Benet family.

These two ladies' father was the last Benet to operate the Benet Grocery. It
is Mr. Benet that appears in one of the photographs, standing in front of
the Benet Grocery with a derby on his head.

Both members of the Benet family remember the following details about the
Benet Grocery.

NORTH DOOR- The north door that opened out on Cuna Street was out in the
building by Mr. Benet so that it would be easier to pour and sell kerosene,
as the barrel was close to this door.
WEST DOOR-Both ladies tell me there was another door on the west side of the
house, right at the street. This door was cut so people from Cordova Street
would find it more easily to get into store. This door was also out in by
their father.

FLOORS4-Wide pine wood floors were used on 1st floor as well as on 2nd floor.

CEILING-They could remember seeing lanterns, pots, pans, rope, and harnesses
hanging from exposed beams.
ROOMS-They remember that there were two rooms downstairs.

SOUTH DOOR ON ST. GEORGE (shown in photo) The south door was usedAo climb
steps to the attic. The steps were to the rear in line with this door.
MEETINGS UPSTAIRS-Both ladies say that the second floor was used a lot for
small meetings.

WINDOWS- They seem to remember that the windows upstairs were the same size
windows-9 over 9.(d, ow.rrt~)
ITEMS SOLD IN STORE- Pots, Pans, yardage, trim for hats, palmetto hats, pal-
metto baskets, groceries, dishes, bowls made of wood, hardware and seed.
(Many indians traded at the store, as there were many camped around fort).





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March 17, 1967

MEMO TO Earle W. Newton-Robert Steinbach
FROM: WILLIAM L. JORDAN

SUBJECT: Conversation March 17, 1967 with: Mrs. Rena Haas and Miss Carmen
Benet, two surviving members of' the Benet family.

These two ladies' father was the last Benet to operate the Benet Grocery. It
is Mr. Benet that appears in one of the photographs, standing in front of
the Benet Grocery with a derby on his head.

Both members of the Benet family remember the following details about the
Benet Grocery.

NORTH DOOR- The north door that opened out on Cuna Street was out in the
building by Mr. Benet so that it would be easier to pour and sell kerosene,
as the barrel was close to this door.
WEST DOOR-Both ladies tell me there was another door on the west side of the
house, right at the street. This door was cut so people from Cordova Street
would find it more easily to get into store. This door was also out in by
their father.

FLOORS4-Wide pine wood floors were ussd on 1st floor as well as on 2nd floor.

CEILING-They could remember seeing lanterns, pots, pans, rope, and harnesses
hanging from exposed beams.

ROOMS-They remember that there were two rooms downstairs. i 6

SOUTH DOOR ON ST. GEORGE (shown in photo) The south door was usedto climb
steps to the attic. The steps were to the rear in line with this door.

MEETINGS UPSTAIRS-Both ladies say that the second floor was used a lot for
small meetings.

WINDOWS- They seem to remember that the windows upstairs were the same size
windows-9 over 9.(. Vowvrs/
ITEMS SOLD IN STORE- Pots, Pans, yardage, trim for hats, palmetto hats, pal-
metto baskets, groceries, dishes, bowls made of wood, hardware and seed.
(Many indians traded at the store, as there were many camped around fort).


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