Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: Government House, Local Projects
Title: [Letter to Earl Newton]
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Title: Letter to Earl Newton
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: Government House, Local Projects
Physical Description: Correspondence
Language: English
Creator: Leven, Edward
Publication Date: 1963
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Box: 8
Divider: Government House - Projects & Exhibits
Folder: Government House, Local Projects
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Subject: Saint Augustine (Fla.)
48 King Street (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Government House (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida -- Saint Johns -- Saint Augustine -- 48 King Street
Coordinates: 29.892465 x -81.313142
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Bibliographic ID: UF00095479
Volume ID: VID00033
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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UNITED STATES POST OFFICE 0- 1 1983
REAL ESTATE OFFICER
2199 N.W. 22 AVE.
P. O. BOX 751, BISCAYNE ANNEX
MIAMI, FLORIDA 33152

December 9, 1963



Mr. Earl Newton
Director General (acting)
National Quadricentennial Commission
St. Augustine Restoration, Incorporated
46 St. George Street
St. Augustine, Florida

Dear Mr. Newton:

I wish to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in the new
proposed postal facility for St. Augustine. After carefully surveying the
City of St. Augustine for the correct site to locate the new post facility,
I am convinced that a site on or near King Street and within the vicinity of
the present facility, would fall in line with your planned restoration program
and would not hurt the downtown business area.

Even though I have been promised assignable land options to purchase sites in
the desired area, I am most impressed with the northwest corner of King and
Valencia streets. This property is owned by Mr. H. E. Wolfe. By taking the
east half of his property, a postal facility could be built without destroying
his house or the land in front and rear. I am hopeful that Mr. Wolfe will be
receptive to locating the post office on his site and will give me an assignable
land option.

Because Mr. Wolfe said that only after I exhausted every effort to obtain another
site would he be willing to consider giving me an option, I am going to wait until
this effort has been accomplished before I contact Mr. Wolfe again. I know the
time element is a big factor in planning your program, and I will keep this in
mind while working this case.

I do not believe there are any existing buildings that can be renovated to meet
our needs in the desired area. So that this project will move ahead, I will con-
centrate on vacant sites.



Sincerely yours,



Edward Leven




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