Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: Llambias Block 39A
Title: National Register of Historic Places Inventory--Nomination Form
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 Material Information
Title: National Register of Historic Places Inventory--Nomination Form The Llambias House
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: Llambias Block 39A
Physical Description: Application/form
Language: English
Publication Date: 1978
Physical Location:
Box: 7
Divider: Block 39A
Folder: Llambias B39A
 Subjects
Subject: Saint Augustine (Fla.)
31 Saint Francis Street (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Llambias House (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Fernandez-Llambias House (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida -- Saint Johns -- Saint Augustine -- 31 Saint Francis Street
Coordinates: 29.887768 x -81.310887
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00094868
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: B39A

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Form No. 10-300 (Rev 10-74) ,
UNITED STATES DEPA' IENT OFTHE INTERIOR a USE ONLY -- -
NATIONAL PARK SERVICE

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SPECIFIC DATES BUILDER/ARCHITECT Unknown

STATEMENT OF SIGNIFICANCE
Erected prior to 1763 and reaching its final formby 1788, the Llambias House is an.
excellent, restored example of an organic growth dwelling, built on a variation of the
"St. Augustine" plan.. The "St. Augustine" type of residence was developed by the
Spanish between 1703 and 1763 to meet the local climatic needs of Florida. In the
period 1763-1783 the English added further refinements to this plan, so that extant
examples reflect both Spanish and English architectural influences.

The basic "St. Augustine" residence was a simple rectangular Cs9cucL:ure of two to four
rooms, with a loggia or a porch, and often a street balcony. The plail was used in two
forms. The more popular one had a loggia (an opensided room) as an integral part of
the plan, centered on the side. The other version of the plan, of which the Llambias
House is an excellent example, substituted a sheltered porch for the loggia. In both
cases, the main entrance was through either the loggia or porch, which opened onto the
garden-in the rear., Houses constructed on the "St. Augustine" plan were usually
oriented with the open areas facing south or east, so that in summer the prevailing
southeast winds ventilated the large rooms and made the loggia or porches cool and
pleasant. Thick masonry walls of the houses insulated against summer heat and held
out the cold in the winter.

History
The Llambias House is one of the few extant structures in St. Augustine whose origin
dates to the First Spanish period. Its date of construction is unknown, but when
Florida was ceded to Great Britain in 1763, Pedro Fernandez owned the stone house
that stood on this site. In 1768 a large group of colonists, many from the island
of Minorca, were settled at New Smyrna, Florida. With the failure of this venture
nine years later, the remaining settlers moved to St. Augustine. One of the first
to come was Juan Andreu, a baker, who came to St. Augustine in 1777. He acquired
the Llambias House, enlarged it, and the dwelling remained in the possession of the
Andreu family until after the cession of Florida to the United States in 1821. Later
it was purchased by Peter and Joseph Manucy, whose father had also come from New
Smyrna. In 1854 the dwelling was acquired by Catalina Llambias and was retained
by his heirs until 1919. The house was purchased by the Carnegie Institution and,
in 1954, donated to the City of St. Augustine.





Form No. 10-300a
(Rev 10-74)
UNITED STATES DrEARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR FOR NPS USONLY
NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
RECEIVED
NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES
INVENTORY --NOMINATION FORM DATE ENTERE-..



CONTrNUATiON SHEET The Llambias HouselTEM NUMBER 10 PAGE 2

No other buildings on this site of somewhat, less. than anacre. contributesto the
national significan-ce o the- andmarl. ..

The area to the immediate west of the Llambias aUoi.epJ.s, wed:by the city'of Saint
Augustine .nd is nobwa public peark. That area however was never a part of the
Llambias property, and in fact, was formerly used as a residential lot.

The most recent-transfer of this landmark ,property was in 1945, when the following
description of Lot 3 and part of'Lot 4,'B&&ck 39-A was written into the official
deed book:

Beginning at a point 94 feet more or less westerly from the southwest
corner of St. Francis and Charlotte Streets, running thence southerly 156
feet more or less to the north line of Lot 5, thence westerly along north line
of said:Lot 5, 87! feet more or less to. east line of Lot 2, thence northerly
along the east line of said Lot 2,; 160 feet more or less to south line of
St. Francis Street, thence easterly along south line f-'said St. Frarncis
Street 87 feet more of less to place of beginning, "being all of Lot Number
Three (3) and part of Lot.Number Four (4) of Block Thirty-nine A (39-A)
according to the official map of the City of St. Augustine now on file in
the office 64 the Circuit Court in and for St. Johns County, Florida."




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