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March 19, 1976
Mr. Robert H. Steinbach,
Director of Research & Interpretation
Historic St. Augustine Preservation Board,
P. 0. Box 1987
St. Augustine, Fla. 32084
RE: Joaneda House Restoration
In accordance with our conversation this date, the finishes of the house
shall be as follows:
A. First Floor:
All interior walls, exposed wood beams and exposed wood ceilings, except the
kitchen and bath, shall be simulated whitewash.
The ceilings of the kitchen and bath shall be simulated whitewash, but the walls
shall be white enamel.
All exterior and interior woodwork and trim shall be stained with bleached gray
selected at the house last week; this finish is a Rez semi-transparent stain.
The metal portions of the spiral stair shall be semi-gloss black enamel.
B. Second Floor:
All gypsum wallboard and plaster surfaces shall be simulated whitewash, except
bathroom shall be white enamel.
All hollow core and plank doors and frames shall be white enamel except trim
shall be stained dark brown as noted below.
All exposed wood ceilings shall be stained light tan.
All exposed wood beams shall be stained dark brown to match existing.
All wood trim and baseboards shall be dark brown to match beams.
C. Wooden Floors:
Please hold finishing of all wooden flooring in abeyance until our investiga-
tion and experiments at the Ximinez-Fatio House have been completed within the
next 10 days.
456 UNIVERSITY BOULEVARD NORTH / JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA 32211 / TELEPHONE (904) 725-1112
GEORGE RYAD FISHER, AIA / HERSCHEL E. SHEPARD, AIA
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Harvey has researched the cost of Lexan for the first floor window openings.
It is available only in 1/4-inch thickness, 4' x 8' sheet size. The cost is
$4.90 per square foot in minimum increments of 4' x 8' sheets. If factory
cut, the cost will be $6.14 per square foot, minimum increments of 4' x 8'.
It is available fully transparent and milky white through PPG Industries,
Inc., Jacksonville. It is my strong opinion that it would be far cheaper
and much more attractive to fabricate burglar bars of 1/2-inch square steel
bars, or similar material, in a pattern identical to the window mounting.
The burglar bars would be painted white and installed inside the sash at a
convenient distance. I believe they would be virtually invisible from both
inside and outside and also would allow Mrs. Towers a pleasant view of the
exterior when desired. There is no doubt that a considerable sum could be
saved by utilizing the bars.
As you know, I will be out of town all next week. Please call Harvey if
you have any questions or need him at the site.
Rerschel E. Shepard.