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 Model Land Co.
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: VID00004
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.

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Historic District
HISTORIC SITE DATA SUPPLEMENT
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Present & Original Physical Appearance (use continuation sheet if necessary) (935= =):


The Model Land Co. Historic District is a well-defined twenty block
neighborhood located immediately west of the St. Augustine National Historic
Landmark District.- The district is bounded on the east by Cordova Street,
on the west by U.S. 1 and the San Sebastian River, on the north by Orange
Street, and on the south by King Street, an early nineteenth century
thoroughfare. The quadrangular tract consists of three subdivisions, al-
though the Model Land Co. subdivision is, by far, the largest. Anderson
subdivision and Blocks 45A, 45B, and 45C of the City of St. Augustine sub-
division comprise one-half and three blocks respectively.

The district is essentially residential in nature (figs. 1-14), al-
though there are religious and educational facilities scattered throughout
the area (figs. 15-23) as well as a strip of commercial establishments and
offices on the southern and western perimeters (figs. 24-27). As testimony
to the area's amenities (stable neighborhoods, well-maintained buildings,
and proximity to downtown, churches and schools), this section has a large
concentration of apartments, i.e. generally spacious, older houses that
have been converted into rental units. Moreover, the eighteenth and nine-
teenth century Tolomato cemetery (fig. 28) and the late nineteenth century
Florida East Coast Railway Park (fig. 29) are located in the eastern and
western edges respectively. Currently three National Register buildings
lie within the tract: the Hotel Ponce de Leon (figs. 19,20,21), Grace
United Methodist Church (fig. 15), and Markland (fig. 30).

Development in the Model Land Co. area occurred primarily in two
phases (1885-1904 and 1914-1930), although colonial and territorial
features contributed to the built environment, particularly along the
perimeter. Both Orange and Cordova streets paralleled eighteenth century
earthenwork Spanish defense lines, and King Street was laid out in 1828 to
connect the colonial urban center with a new bridge over the San Sebastian
River. Most streets in the tract, however, date from the late nineteenth
century when Henry Flagler laid out brick-paved streets, such as Valencia,
Carrera, Saragossa, Sevilla, Riberia and Malaga, bordered by decorative
brick sidewalks. Sections of Valencia and Sevilla streets still exhibit
the original street and sidewalk materials (figs. 24,31). To expand his
landholdings in the tract, Flagler filled in the marshes of the San
Sebastian River, which then extended to Riberia Street, to a point just
west of the current location of the Florida East Coast Railway offices on
Malaga and U.S. 1. Flagler subdivided the large blocks in the subdivision
into large lots on which spacious homes complementing the planned monu-
mental hotels and churches would be constructed.

Subsequent changes in the street grid occurred mainly between 1914
and 1930, the second expansionary phase in the Model Land Co. area. Res-
ponding to a need for modest working class homes, developers of the tract
divided the blocks in the western section (Blocks A-F, Gl, G2) with new
streets (Lemon, Almeria, Oviedo, and Mulvey) and replatted the new blocks
into smaller lots. The dualization of U.S. 1 in the mid-1950's brought
the last major change to the grid in the tract as several lots at the
western end of Blocks A-F were lost to the enlarged highway.
(See Continuation Sheet)





Location of Site (Specific):
Map Reference (incl. scale & date) USGS St. Augustine 7.5. MIN 1956 (PR 1970)809==


Township Range Section 1 Sec. / 1/4 Sec. /4 1/ Sec.


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LATITUDE AND LONGITUDE COORDINATES DEFINING A POLYGON LOCATING THE PROPERTY
LATITUDE LONGITUDE


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LATITUDE AND LONGITUDE COORDINATES DEFINING THE CENTER OF A PROPERTY OF
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Zone Easting Northing
UTM Perimeter: A 17 469670 3306680
B 17 469590 3307280
C 17 469000 3307230
D 17 468850 3306720
E 17 468850 3306550
890= =

UTM Coordinates: 891 == 892= = 893=
zone eating nothing


Condition of Site:
Check One
E Excellent 863= =
[ Good 863= =
D Fair 863= =


O Deteriorated863= =
O Ruins 863= =
l Unexposed 863= =
l Redeposited863= =


Integrity of Site:
Check One or More
E Altered 858= =
[H Unaltered 858==
l Destroyed 858= =


E Restored( XDate:
l Moved( XDate:
M OriginalSite


Condition of Site (Remarks): (


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Threats to Site:

Check One or More
O Zoning( X x )878= = Transportation( X ( )878= =
O Development( )( )878= = O FIll( X X )878==
El Deterioration( X X )878== O Dredge( X X )878==
E Borrowing( X )878= =
O Other(See Rernarke Below) 878=
Threats to Site (Remarks):



879=


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X )858==
X )858==
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