Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: Cordova (County bldg.) Block 36, Lot 1
Title: The Historic American Buildings Survey Photo-Data Book Information
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 Material Information
Title: The Historic American Buildings Survey Photo-Data Book Information The Cordova Hotel
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: Cordova (County bldg.) Block 36, Lot 1
Physical Description: Report
Language: English
Creator: National Park Service, Eastern Office Division of Design and Construction
Publisher: National Park Service, United States Department of the Interor
Place of Publication: Washington, D. C.
Publication Date: August, 1961
Physical Location:
Box: 7
Divider: Block 36
Folder: Cordova (County bldg.) B36-L1
 Subjects
Subject: Saint Augustine (Fla.)
95 Cordova Street (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Cordova Building (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Casa Monica Hotel (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida -- Saint Johns -- Saint Augustine -- 95 Cordova Street
Coordinates: 29.891854 x -81.313454
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00094860
Volume ID: VID00002
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: B36-L1

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THE HISTORIC AMERICAN BUIID~l3S SURVEY

PHOTO-DATA BOOK JNFOMATIO












THE

CORDOVA HOTEL

St. Augustine, Florida
















National Park Service
Eastern Office Division of Design and Construction
St. Augustine Field Office


August 1961










BRIEt AKC=ITECTOUAL IESCRIPTION


The building is designed in an eclectic style with Spanish and Moorish

elements predominating all executed in mass oonorete, More romantioally

conceived and less disciplined than the Ponce de Leon and the Aloasar it

none-the-less has an impressiveness all its own due to the wealth of detail

executed in concrete.

The building has fared worse than its peers in that the street ]avel now

presents an unharmonious succession of individual commercial shop fronts and

the interior is a mere shell. Originally one passed through an imposing

entrance on King Street left of the round tower (now closed and incorporated

into a shop.) The entrance led to an open court planted with orange trees

with the dining room, a 1-story structure, in the rear. The ground floor r

also contained the great drawing facing King Street and a glass roofed 108

ft. gallery or "Sala de Sol.." The kitchen and services were contained in

separate buildings. A chief feature of the street elevations are the number

and variety of balconies in both cast-iron and concrete.

The concrete structure is apparently similar to that of the Ponce de Leon

and the Aloasar consisting of 6 parts coquina deposit and 1 part cement.

The concrete surfaces are exposed throughout the exterior.




Prepared by .w.r.s
henry C. Edwards
HABS St. Augustine Field Qffice

Date August 1961





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GEmMAL


Name of structures



Original ownert


Cordova Hotel (Originally Casa Monica) W
Cor. King and Cordova Streets, St.
Augustine, St. Johns County, Florida

Henry M. Flagler


Florida East Coast Hotel Company
120 Broadway, Room 1823
New York 5, New York


Street level
shops, upper


Present use i


Architect


remodelled for commercial
floors largely virant.


Francis W. Smith


Date of erection

Number of stories

Overall dimensions


Construct ion


Significance t


Completed 1888

3
300' (King St.) 195' (Cordova St.)

4Mss concrete with shell (coquina)
aggregate; Spanish tile decorative
panels, cast iron balconies.

Less distinguished architecturally than
the Ponce de Leon or the Alcazar, but
forming with them a significant group
of early concrete structures.


Present owiert




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