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Ob. kagJ 4ae, lorida
National Park awervio
&sterm Office Divisaon of Deuigp and Cantruation
St. Augustine, *ield Office
FART I MgORMAL
oem of struetare s
Present oeupoat s
W.ber of stories a
Ty"e of va1 ounstruction (gean.)
Condition of fabric a
The 01o. Thmes NiOWy DmtamiUtt ouse,
219 86. George Sreet, St. Augutbtwe,
St. Johns Gontgr, Florids.
Mr. and Mrs. buary L. enrad, 219 St,
George 3b., St. Agustine, Fa.
Tourist hotel unider nom of *S3. Francis
2* (Notel i story is full Mansart store )
Single mussory unit with a plan in the
shape of a parallelogram ownerss not
Signifisanoe and serit I
First two floors of house is representative
arohteeatre atf 2d Spanish Period.
Col. Ibmuitt was prominent plantation omer
during Territorial Period. 2be St.
Augustine house was acquired as a result
of the Seminole Whrs when the Dummitt
plantation was destroyed.
PART n ARCHITeCTURE DETA1 ED ZESCIPTIO
Overall diamnsios s
38 x 58'.
Masonry (coqauina) block.
kII onstructim n
let and 2nd floor, coquina blocks laid
in roughly horizontal courses plastered
inside and out note s *eoq na" i
local shellstons quarted a nearby
Anastasia Island and used for onstro.-
tim in St. Ahgugastne ilms 1580. Maneart
half story is wood freed.
Two wood balamies at 2nd floor lew l,
one along whole side supported by wd.
posts, one a S.W. corner supported on
(3) coquina and brisk.
openings doorways and doors
windows and shatters:
Roof shape and coverings
Floor plans: let Floors
Exterior doors are all replameents of
various types in siple masonry opening
with plastered reweals.
Mostly h It. d.h. (son 2 It. d.h.) re-
plasGaents probably installed wheu
building was extensively remodelled
MMnsart type, asbestos shingles (on 5.
Blev. wall is fluah)
Boxed cornice (probably created when
Mansart floor was added ca. 1888)
(8) in MYnart roof. no batters.
otbrance hall with stair, stair hall,
6 rooms, bathe, storage rooms, kitchen,
Main Hall with stair, stair hall, 7
rooms, kitchen, 2 bathe.
3rd (1/2) Floort
Stair Ball, 7 room, kitchens, baths,
(2) Main flight from htranoe all,
seomdary flight in stair hall, all
All wooed replaommans.
1ll and eiling finish
Doorway and doors:
All replaceomnte of various types,
Siaple unsolded or with baokband.
Soam late 19th century pilaster trim
with rosette blocks,
All ooman replacements.
hotlosures and landscaping#
Chief orientationm S., entranaoe aeoe
on probably originally on S (St.
Saall (20' x 29P), 2 story building an
site said to have been slave quarters
during Doaaitt ooeupaney, later kitchen
and now (remodeled) guest hemse.
Walled grass plot and garden on N opening
off St. George Street. No formal landscaping.
Informal planting, fish pond, etc.
PART III isMOR
Original and subsequent owners
the Base was probably built by Oaspar
Garcia between 1791 and 1798 (of.
ohain of title below). In 1836 the
building was bought by Gol. Thoas
Henry DmOitt& a wealthy sugar pl nter
from Barbadees and New aven ConeeotUat
who was forced to abandon his 3000 sere
plantation near New Sarna due to the
Seminole wars. Col. Dtumtt and his
family were the most prominent oeoopants
of the house and it has been so entitled.
General William Joseph NBrdee, a Damitt
brother-in-law occupied the hoose during
the War between the States. After the
war the house had a succession of owners
and served first as a private boarding
house and later as an hnm under various
name. The present owners obtained the
property in 195h.
1791 Gaspar Garoia.
(Eorituras 1801-1802. REat Florida
Papers, Lbrary of Congress,
WLhington, D. C.
1798 MHteo Guadarreno
Various owners, property was in-
volved in variety of litigation
in transfer to English and sub-
sequent Spanish claims.
182i Dick Flushman
(St. Johns County Fecords)
1830 Walter Smith
(S.J.C.R. Deed Bk #1)
1842 Thomas N. Dummitt
(S.J.C.R. Deed Dk
1855 Williaam Hardee
(8.J.C.R. Deed Bk
w*0, p. 11104n11)
*P", p. 416)
1888 John Alseao
eaft of erections
Architect and builders
Criminal plans, etc.
Notes an alteratios and additions
Ieportat old views
A. E. P1lsrit and Fred A.
1925 Thomas A. araham
1950 Pas44 0. MD0dy
1954 Hnry7 L- xOnrad
NOTEs All of the above fmmished by
eary L. Kom-ad.
Probably between 1991-98.
(Note: Bo house appears an the lot
in the HMariano de la Roque
Mip of 1788)
None ikam, unlikely of recovery.
Domitt rehabilitated the house in
1842, extent of alterations known.
Mnart half story probably added
1888 also interior alterations.
NSne before 1886 when house probably
aaseumd present form.
SOaCuS (w zgwrmiTm
Mr. Nnry L. Kon'ad who had profesaiomal research wade of the
Prepared by n Ce
lABS 8t. magustlne Field Office
Date August 1961
E. R. MOULTRIE 3.8 MI. (ST. UGUSTII4 BEACH')
BUNNELL 29 MI. ^;
1 0 I MILE
o I 1000 2000 3000 4000 5000 6000 7000 FEET .-
1 .5 0 1 KILOMETER
CONTOUR INTERVAL 5 FEET
DATUM IS MEAN SEA LEVEL
DEPTH CURVES AND SOUNDINGS IN FEET-DATUM IS MEAN LOW WATER
SHORELINE SHOWN REPRESENTS THE APPROXIMATE LINE OF MEAN HIGH WATER
THE MEAN RANGE OF TIDE IS APPROXIMATELY 4.5 FEET
THIS MAP COMPLIES WITH NATIONAL MAP ACCURACY STANDARDS
FOR SALE BY U. S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY, WASHINGTON 25, D. C.
A FOLDER DESCRIBING TOPOGRAPHIC MAPS AND SYMBOLS IS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST
June 1, 1974
Mr. Randy F. Nimnicht
Division of Archives, History &
Department of State
Tallahassee, Florida 32304
Enclosed is the application for the Dummett House.
Please let us know if there are any discrepancies.
Robert H. Steinbach