Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: Government House, Local Projects
Title: [Communications between Earle W. Newton and D. R. Matthews]
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 Material Information
Title: Communications between Earle W. Newton and D. R. Matthews
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: Government House, Local Projects
Physical Description: Correspondence
Language: English
Creator: Matthews, D. R.
Newton, Earle W.
Publication Date: 1964
Physical Location:
Box: 8
Divider: Government House - Projects & Exhibits
Folder: Government House, Local Projects
 Subjects
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: VID00041
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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D. R. (BILLY) MATTHEW* MEMBER
S8T ITRICT FLORIDA COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE
/ 8TH DISTRICT, FLORIDA

Congress of tf)e niteb Otate EB 1 7 1964
House of Representatibes
iasbington, AB. C.

February 13, 1964

Mr. Earle W. Newton, Secretary
National Quadricentennial Commission
P. 0. Box 484
St. Augustine, Florida


Dear Earle:

Enclosed you will please find a copy of a letter which
I have received from the General Services Administration, and
which is self-explanatory. I note with a great deal of interest
that the General Services Administration states that it may be
possible for them to make the building available on a temporary
basis to the National Quadricentennial Commission, to be used
for exhibits in connection with the 1965 Celebration, even
though they said that it would be improbable tht the building
could become excess in time to be used for the celebration.

With warm personal regards, I am


Sincerely,



D. MAS, M. C.

DRM:bjh


Enc.





0 f 1 7 1964

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION
Washington 25, D.C.

FEB 7 1964







Honorable D. R. Matthews
House of Representatives
Washington 25, D.C.

Dear Mr. Matthews:

Reference is made to your letter of January 7t requesting advice on
behalf of the National Quadriaentennial Commission for St. Augustine/
Florida, with respect to the prospects of the Commission acquiring
the Federal Building in St. Augustine for the purpose of housing
exhibits and documentary displays.

In the event this building becomes excess and subject to further
Federal utilization or disposal under the Federal Property and Admin-
istrative Services Act of 1949, 63 Stat. 377. as amended (40 U.S.C.
471 et seq.), it may be possible for General Services Administration
to male the building available on a temporary ba'-is to the National
Quadriceteennial Commission to be used for exhibits in connection
with the 1965 celebration. However, in view of the limited time
which remains before the 1965 celebration, we believe it is improbable
the building could become excess in time to be used for the celebration.

With regard to your interest in obtaining this property on a permanent
basis to be used as a Federal exhibit building section 202 of the
Federal Property Act provides for transfers to Federal agencies of
excess property which is needed for further Federal utilization.
However. the application of said section even though it might be avail-
able to the Commission would be limited to a program use which is
authorized by lav. We do not interpret the Joint Resolution approved
August 14. 1962 (76 Stat. 386), ihich established the St. Augustine
National Quadrcentennial Commission as contemplating a permanent exhi-
bition center. The Joint Resolution and particularly section 4(c)
thereof provides that upon termination of the celebration any property
acquired by the Commission which remains may be used by the Secretary
of the Interior for purposes of the National Park Service or may be
disposed of as surplus property. Accordingly, it does not appear that
the transfer of this property for permanent use by the Quadricentennial
Commission would be authorized under existing law,










It is suggested that the Commission might explore with the Department
of the Interior what interest it would have in applying for a transfer
of this property if and when it becomes excess and available for
transfer.

Please let us know if we can be of any further assistance to you in
this matter.

Sincerely yours,

BERNARD L. BOUTIi
Administrator




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