Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: Powder House Lot, Block 49, Lot 1 (Application, National Register)
Title: National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination Form
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 Material Information
Title: National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination Form Lewis Field - Powder House Lot
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: Powder House Lot, Block 49, Lot 1 (Application, National Register)
Physical Description: Application/form
Language: English
Creator: Steinbach, Robert H.
Publication Date: 1970
Physical Location:
Box: 7
Divider: Block 49
Folder: Powder House Lot, Bk 49, L1 (Application, Nat'l Register)
 Subjects
Subject: Saint Augustine (Fla.)
Powder House Lot (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida -- Saint Johns -- Saint Augustine
Coordinates: 29.881369 x -81.308062
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00094870
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: B49

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DIVISION OF ARCHIVES, HISTORY
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Bureau of Historic Preservation

HISTORIC SITES INVENTORY

County

Entry No. Date


STREET AND NUMBER:
300' south of the intersection of Marine & Hedrick Streets on Marine St.


CITY OR TOWN:
St. Augustine


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13. CLASSIFICATION
CATEGORY OWNERSHIP STATUS ACCESSIBLE
OWNERSHIP STATUS
(Check One) TO THE PUBLIC
] District ] Building EX Public Public Acquisition: ] Occupied Yes:
Site [ Structure E Private 0 In Process Unoccupied CD Restricted
] Object D Both ] Being Considered [ Preservation work Unrestricted
in progress No
PRESENT USE (Check One or More as Appropriate)
Q Agricultural ] Government Q Park O Transportation D Comments
F Commercial ] Industrial ] Private Residence O Other (Specify)
O Educational 0 Military [] Religious
Q Entertainment ] Museum O Scientific

14. OWNER OF PROPERTY
:'NNER"'- NAME.

St. Johns County
STREET AND NUMBER:

County Court House
CITY OR TOWN: STATE CODE
St. Augustine Florida
5. LOCATION OF LEGAL DESCRIPTION
COURTHOUSE, REGISTRY OF DEEDS, ETC:
St. John County Court House
STREET AND NUMBER:
Corner King & Cordova Streets
CITY OR TOWN: STATE CODE
St. Augustine Florida

6. REPRESENTATION IN EXISTING SURVEYS


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1. NAME
COMMON:

COMO: Lewis Field
AND/OR HISTORIC:
__ Powder House Lot
2. LOCATION


TITLE OF SURVEY:
Not Represented
DATE OF SURVEY: Q Federal Q State O County O Local
DEPOSITORY FOR SURVEY RECORDS:

STREET AND NUMBER:

CITY OR TOWN: STATE: CODE


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L7. DESCRIPTION
(Check One)
[l Excellent 0 Good LI Fair I Deteriorated [l Ruins Ln Unexposed
CONDITION
(Check One) (Check One)
L Altered [] Unaltered ] Moved ] Original Site
DESCRIBE THE PRESENT AND ORIGINAL (if known) PHYSICAL APPEARANCE


The site is presently an open field. Prior to this it was used as a
county nursery and ball park.

The original structure was built between 1797 and 1800 with coquina
rock walls and a barrel tile roof. A stone fence surrounded the
magazine proper. It remained in sporadic use until 1860 when it
was abandoned by the United States government.

The overall dimensions were 56' x 89. 6' with the powder house
measuring 33. 6' x 67. 2'. A guard house outside the wall was
16. 8' x 22. 4'. The long axis of the major structure was oriented
east and west.
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SIGNIFICANCE
PERIOD (Check One or More as Appropriate)
O Pre-Columbian I O 16th Century Q 18th Century Ei 20th Century
E 15th Century E] 17th Century l 19th Century
SPECIFIC DATE(S) (I Applicable andKnown) 1797-1860
AREAS bF SIGNIFICANCE (Check One or More as Appropriate)
Aboriginal Ei Education El Political I Urban Planning
E] Prehistoric E] Engineering Li Religion/Phi- O Other (Specify)
] Historic [] Industry losophy
Di Agriculture El Invention F1 Science
I Architecture L Landscape Li Sculpture
E] Art Architecture L1 Social/Human-
OD Commerce E] Literature itarion
E] Communications [EMilitary L Theater
Li Conservation L Music [] Transportation

STATEMENT OF SIGNIFICANCE



The Powder House, as a site, contributes significantly to the total

z interpretation of colonial St. Augustine in its role as a military
garrison town, With a capacity of 100, 000 pounds of powder, it
was the source of the munitions that were used in the redoubts of
the town's defensive lines. Its location on a then isolated sand
U spit points out the ever present danger of storing large quantities
of explosives in one place.

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9. MAJOR BIBLIOGRAPHICAL REFERENCES


East Florida Papers. Manuscripts Division, Library of Congress
(To and from the Engineer Department, Serial 170-172)


Manucy, Albert--The Houses of St. Augustine 1565-1821.
St. Augustine: The St. Augustine Historical Society, 1962.





10. GEOGRAPHICAL DATA
LATITUOE AND LONG.jTUDE COORDINATED LATITUDE AND LONGITUDE COORDINATES
DEFINING A RECTANGLE LOCATING THE PROPERTY 0 DEFINING THE CENTER POINT OF A PROPERTY
I OF LESS THAN TEN ACRES
CORNER LATITUDE LONGITUDE LATITUDE LONGITUDE
Degrees Minutes Seconds Degrees Minutes Seconds Degrees Minutes Seconds Degrees Minutes Seconds
NW o o n o 0. o 0
NE o o 0
SE 29 62 43 81 18 05
SW o o 0
APPROXIMATE ACREAGE OF NOMINATED PROPERTY:
LIST ALL STATES AND COUNTIES FOR PROPERTIES OVERLAPPING STATE OR COUNTY BOUNDARIES
STATE: CODE COUNTY CODE

STATE: CODE COUNTY: CODE

STATE: CODE COUNTY: CODE


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COUNTY:


CODE


I. FORM PREPARED BY
NAME AND TITLE:
Robert H. Steinbach, Director of Research
ORGANIZATION DATE
Historic St. Augustine Preservation Board 8/17/70
STREET AND NUMBER:
46 St. George Street, Box 1987
CITY OR TOWN: STATE CODE
St. Augustine I Florida
.PHOTO REFERENCE


PHOTO CREDIT:


DATE OF PHOTO:
NEGATIVE FILED AT:


IDENTIFICATION
DESCRIBE VIEW, DIRECTION, ETC.





MAP REFERENCE


SOURCE: U. S. Dept. of Commerce St. Augustine Quadrangle 7. 5 min. ser
Coast &Geodetic Survey Fla. -SF Johno (" m y (t.pg ..phi,.)
SCALE: 1 1/2 --2, 0001_____-.....
DATE: 1956
REQUIREMENTS


TO BE INCLUDED ON ALL MAPS
1. Property boundaries where required.
2. North arrow.
3. Latitude and longitude reference.


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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR STATE
NATIONAL PARK SERVICE Florida
COUNTY
NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES COUNTY
St. Johns
PROPERTY PHOTOGRAPH FORM FOR NPS USE ONLY
ENTRY NUMBER DATE
en (Type all entries attach to or enclose with photograph) ENTRY NUMBER DATE
Z 1. NAME
o COMMON Lewis Field
- AND. oF H.sToIc: powder House lot
-- 2. LOCATION
S STREET AND NUMBER: on Marine St.
300* south of the intersection of Marine & Hedrick Sts,
CITY OR TOWN:
SSt. Augustine
S STATE: CODE COUNTY: CODE
SFlorida St. Johns
z PHOTO REFERENCE
S P-TO CREDIT: Historic .St. Augustine preservation Board
DATE OF PHOTO: July 1970
UJ NEGATIVE FILED AT:
LU Historic St. Augustine Preservation Board TNeg. # 856 C
[4. IDENTIFICATION
DESCRIBE VIEA DIRECTION ETC


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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR STATE
NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
COUNTY
NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES

PROPERTY PHOTOGRAPH FORM FOR NPS USE ONLY

46n (Type all entries attach to or enclose with photograph) ENTRY NUMBER DATE
Z I1. NAME
O COMMON:
- AND/OR HISTORIC:
-- 2. LOCATION
U STREET AND NUMBER:

CITY OR TOWN:

STATE: CODE COUNTY: CODE

1 3. PHOTO REFERENCE
PHOTO CREDIT: Historic St. Augustine preservation Board
DATE OF PHOTO;: 1970 (179___
NEGATIVE FILED AT:
A F46 St. George St., St. Augustine, Florida
I4. IDENTIFICATION
DESCRIBE VIEW,. DIRECTION ETC

plan of proposed powder warehouse and Guard House
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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
NATIONAL PARK SERVICE

NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES

PROPERTY MAP FORM

(Type all entries attach to or enclose with map)


STATE


COUNTY


FOR NPS USE ONLY
ENTRY NUMBER DATE


1. NAME
COMMON: Lewis Field
SAND o0 .sToR.c powder House Lot [Marine & Hedrick Sts. on P~arine
2. LOCATION
STREET AND NUM BER:
300' south of intersection
CITY OR TOWN:
St. Augustine
STATE: CODE COUNTY: CODE
Florida St. Johns
3. MAP REFERENCE
SOURCE:
U.S.G.S. 71" quadrangle St. Augustine, Florida
SCALE: i. 24,000
DATE: 1956
4. REQUIREMENTS
TO BE INCLUDED ON ALL MAPS
1. Property broundaries where required.
2. North arrow.
3. Latitude and longitude reference.


'Form 10-301
(July 1969)




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