Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: Block 36, Lot 13 - Horruytiner
Title: Horruytiner House Description
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Title: Horruytiner House Description
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: Block 36, Lot 13 - Horruytiner
Physical Description: Research notes
Language: English
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Box: 7
Divider: Block 36
Folder: Block 36 Lot 13 - Horruytiner
Subject: Saint Augustine (Fla.)
214 Saint George Street (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Horruytiner House (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Lindsley House (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida -- Saint Johns -- Saint Augustine -- 214 Saint George Street
Coordinates: 29.891647 x -81.312828
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Bibliographic ID: UF00094864
Volume ID: VID00032
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-L13

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Horruytiner House Description

The house is a 2 1/2 story rectangular masonery structure with a one

story ell, and other wooden additions. The walls are squared coquina

blocks laid in roughly horizontal courses, plastered inside and out. There

is evidence of exterior scoring to simulate ashlar. The south wall, a

loggia has a recent coat of shell-cement stucco. The parapets and corbie

step gables are plastered brick. The wood additions are stud walls with

common sidling. There are two narrow wood covered balconies on the south

and east supported by 19th century brackets. There are two chimneys of

coquina and brick with of four fire places. The door ways are of

various types. None seem to be original except for the narrow arch headed

French doors which open onto the balcony, these maybe early 19th century.

The window are mostly 24 light double hung with some four light replac-

ments. Three small double hung windows have stained glass and simple

geometric patterns in wood muntins. There are no existing shutters on the

building. The roof is gabled with parapets on the south and east, covered

with hexagonal asphalt cement shingles over wood sheathing. There are

simple eaves with exposed rafters on the west, parapets on the south and

east; there is no parapet on the north gable. There are five dormers,

those on the east side have corbie step gables.

The ground floor plan consists of a vestibule, stair hall, drawing

room,dining room and loggia. The kitchen, utility,room, ect, is in the

wooden ell in the rear. The second floor is composed of four rooms, a

stair hall, and a both. Therthird or half floor also has four rooms, a

stair hall and a bath. There are two stair ways. The main stair way is

of wood with a double flight and landing and has a mahogony rail and turn

newels. There is an exterior stair from the loggia to the second floor,

this is masonery with wood covered treads and risers and wood rails. The

flooring of the first floor and loggia is mosaic tile of various shapes,

some with decorative borders and center-pieces (all are late 19th century ).

The second and third floors are wood planked with modern hardwood flooring

laid over older planked flooring on the second floor only. The walls and

ceilings are plastered throughout.

The doors are a variety of types, evidently most of them being replace*-

ments. Some ) 19th century. Six panels are evid*% Trim is mostly

simple unmolded or with molded back-bands. There is some 19th century

pilaster trim with corner blocks. The mantels are wood with some carpenter

detail. All hardware is/modern replacement. The lighting is by electricity

and it is heated by four fire places and space type heaters.

The house faces east on St. George St. with a garden to the south and

west. It is enclosed by masonery walls on the south, east and north. No

formal landscaping is present. ----" .

No. 8 statement of significance. The building is one of 'B remaining

historic houses within the district, 4nd although it has been altered

considerably through time, it still contains all the essential elemenpa for

an authentic restoration. Architttecturally it is r of the basic

St. Augustine Plan as defined by Manucy, which is characterized by a loggia

on the outside.
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