October 27, 1975
Mr. Elliott Maguire
7 Park Terrace Drive
St. Augustine, Florida 32084
Dear Mr. Maguire:
In response to your questions about historic structures that might
have been located on your recently-purchased lot, I am sending to you
copies of pertinent sections of three maps. The first, drawn by Juan Joseph
Elixio de la Puente in 1764, records property ownership at the end of the
First Spanish Period. The relevant section of the key is also enclosed.
From the map and key (block F) you can see that there were no structures
on your lot in 1764. That does not mean, however, that none stood there
earlier. Unfortunately, we have no comparable maps for earlier periods.
The second map and key, prepared by Mariano de la Rocque in 1788, shows
the property in the early years of the Second Spanish Period. Number 76
seems to correspond with your site. It was occupied by a timber-frame
house with a palm-thatch roof. The third map, dated 1833, shows a wooden
structure on the approximate site of your lot. Since this map has no key,
we can tell nothing more about the house. In sum, the three maps show no
important historic structures on the site.
If you have any more questions about the property, please ask.
Overton G. Ganong