Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: St. Augustine Town Plan
Title: Historic Site Data Supplement Page 2
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 Material Information
Title: Historic Site Data Supplement Page 2 Abbot Tract
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: St. Augustine Town Plan
Physical Description: Application/form
Language: English
Physical Location:
Box: 8
Divider: St. Augustine Town Plan
Folder: St. Augustine Town Plan
 Subjects
Subject: Saint Augustine (Fla.)
Saint Augustine Town Plan Historic District (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida -- Saint Johns -- Saint Augustine
Coordinates: 29.892465 x -81.313142
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00095517
Volume ID: VID00003
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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HISTORIC SITE DATA SUPPLEMENT
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Present & Original Physical Appearance (use continuation sheet if necessary) (935 =):


The Abbott Tract Historic District is a well-defined seventeen-block
section of St. Augustine located north of the seventeenth century stone
fortress, the Castillo de San Marcos, and south of the sixteenth century
site of the Nombre de Dios Indian mission village. San Marco Avenue, an
early nineteenth century thoroughfare, and Hospital Creek form the western
and eastern boundaries respectively.

Two territorial period subdivision plats comprise the Abbott Tract
grid. In the 1838.plat of the Noda Concession subdivision, three thirty-
foot wide streets, Clinch, Shenandoah and Joiner, ran east-west between
San Marco Avenue and the creek, with one north-south street, Cleland (today
Water), extending from the fort reservation to Joiner Street. The grid
north of Joiner, platted in 1839 as Davis' Range, consisted of three
similarly narrow east-west streets, Mulberry, Locust and Pine, and three
north-south streets, Water, Orange (now Osceola) and Washington (today
Abbott). This street plan with its seventeen irregularly-shaped blocks
has remained relatively unchanged, although several streets, such as Clinch
and the extension of Osceola north of Pine, have been closed as public
thoroughfares. The only addition to the original plats was the ca. 1890
extension of Abbott Street one block south of Mulberry to Joiner Street.
City officials changed the names of Orange and Washington streets in the
late nineteenth century to avoid duplicating other street names in the
growing city. Moreover, the name of the two territorial subdivisions
officially was changed by the early 1920's to Abbott Tract in honor of the
principal developer of both areas.

Abbott Tract has the highest percentage of pre-1930 buildings in
St. Augustine. Of the 149 buildings in the area, only 13 were constructed
within the last half century. And as the first development outside the
colonial city boundaries, the tract possesses the largest concentration of
nineteenth century architecture in the city, with eighty of the buildings
having been built between 1839 and 1899. Three residences, the 1839 Beach
Cottage (fig. 1), the 1840 Joyner House (fig. 2), and the ca. 1861 Abbott
House (fig. 3), date from the pre-Civil War period.

The area is relatively free of intrusions. Several post-World War II
residences are scattered along Water Street (figs. 4,5) and Osceola Street
(fig. 6), but the most extensive and obvious cluster of non-conforming
buildings is on San Marco Avenue, a major commercial artery north of the
colonial city district (figs. 7,8,9). Moreover, the buildings as a whole
have retained a high degree of integrity as over two-thirds have not been
significantly altered and only two have lost their historical character
through remodeling (fig. 10).

The general character of Abbott Tract is overwhelmingly residential
(figs. 11-14), although seven of the pre-1930 buildings, mainly along
San Marco Avenue, have been successfully and in some cases tastefully
adapted for commercial purposes (figs. 15,16). The southernmost building
in the tract, Castle Warden, functions as Ripley's Museum and has sufficient
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Location of Site (Specific):
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LATITUDE AND LONGITUDE COORDINATES DEFINING A POLYGON LOCATING THE PROPERTY
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Zone Easting Northing
UTM Perimeter: A 17 469910 3307460
B 17 469760 3307960
C 17 469700 3307950
D 17 469700 3307880
E 17 469440 3307830
F 17 469390 3307450 890= =

UTM Coordinates: 891= = 892= = 893= -
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Condition of Site: Integrity of Site:
Check One Check One or More
O Excellent 863= = Deteriorated 863= = E Altered 858= = O Restored( XDate: X )858= =
[ Good 863= = O Ruins 863== )= Unaltered 858= = E Moved( XDste: X )858= =
E Fair 863= = Unexposed 863= = Destroyed 858= = Original Ste 858= =
E Redeposlted863= =



Condition of Site (Remarks): ( K

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Threats to Site:
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l Development( X X )878== O FIll( X X )878==
O Deterioration( X X )878= = D Dredge( N X )878==
O Borrowing( X X )8r7==
E Other (See Remarks Below): 878= =
Threats to Site (Remarks):


879= =




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