July 30, 1963
Memo: To Mr. Newton
From: Eleanor P. Barnes
Aviles Street almost complete. You will receive
in few days. Covers 19 houses and three complete
Many interesting items have come out of it.
For example the Artillery corner boasted a
Spanish gentleman with his Menendez wife the
Treasurer's daughter. Then passed to a British
Naval officer, Capt. Skinner, so to an English Attorney,
then to an agent for merchants, to a Spanish dealer in
Provisions and to the Minorcan gentleman, Bernardo Segui.
Today the Library stands here.
Block little "d" had the Brotherhood house and a grand-daughter
-3 of THE de Leon, passed to the Episcopal minister and Juan
Leslie of the Banking firm.,.
Bl. "h" knew the grandson of a former Governor and a Ponce de
Leon in the bargain, also was shared by a Spanish gentleman,
Den Juan de Salas. Passed eventually to Garcia, the Tavern-
Keeper and Don Juan came back to claim his home.
Bl."SW had the native born Casahonda in full charge.
He owned it all. Passed to a British Sterekeeper then
to Builder Watson, finally by deed of gift to a Minorcan
lad and property was in charge of the sainted Padre Camps.
Corner of Bridge and Aviles knew the grand-daughter of
de Leon, then the Innkeep Henderson...then the British Land
Surveyor General and an Italian Wine-Merchant!
Corner of the Plaza boasted a native bey, descendant of two
prominent families, then a British Planter, followed by -
His Majesty's Councillor, member of the Governor's Staff,
then the former Attorney general...among others...finally
to the well known Florida born Sanchez-Ortigosal
Fabulous relationships. You'll hardly credit it. Makes
my Avero complex look small.
I suggest that we clear the north end of the town this
way before proceeding euth. What do you think?
I have sent in since Rune 1st, partial 6t. George,
partial Charlotte, a.... of Cuna, all Treasury. Suppose
we do fromee the Gates to Governor's mansion, finish
Charlotte and do Hyp(lita before passing the Plaza?
Reports will be in about Thursday