Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: 214 St. George - Donald Bessey
Title: [Letter to Donald Bessey]
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Title: Letter to Donald Bessey
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: 214 St. George - Donald Bessey
Physical Description: Correspondence
Language: English
Creator: Steinbach, Robert H.
Publication Date: 2001
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Folder: 214 St. George - Donald Bessey
 Subjects
Subject: Saint Augustine (Fla.)
214 Saint George Street (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Saint Augustine Civic Center (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida -- Saint Johns -- Saint Augustine -- 214 Saint George Street
Coordinates: 29.891653 x -81.312925
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Bibliographic ID: UF00095521
Volume ID: VID00009
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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Robert H. Steinbach
Historic Preservation Consultant

5407 Riverside Drive
Yankeetown, FL 34498
(352) 447-3430

September 26, 2001

Donald Bessey
109 Village Las Palmes Lane
St. Augustine, FL 32080
(904) 460-4818


Dear Mr. Bessey,

As we discussed on the phone, I would suggest that you document the tabby wall along
the south line of 214 St. George St. before attempting any stabilization or restoration.
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Sincerely,

Robert H. Steinbach
Robert H. Steinbach









Robert H. Steinbach
Historic Preservation Consultant

5407 Riverside Drive
Yankeetown, FL 34498
(352) 447-3430

September 26, 2001

Donald Bessey
109 Village Las Palmes Lane
St. Augustine, FL 32080
(904) 460-4818


Dear Mr. Bessey,

As we discussed on the phone, I would suggest that you document the tabby wall along
the south line of 214 St. George St. before attempting any stabilization or restoration.
This would require measured drawings and both black/white and color photography as
well as a verbal description of it's appearance and condition. An attempt to associate
the wall with an historic structure would also be a part of this process.

If my memory serves me, I believe that someone had attempted stabilization by in filling
the old post impressions with Portland cement and added some sort of masonry cap.
Some of this material may have to be removed. In any event, the only acceptable
methods of preserving this ruin would be to provide a shelter or to coat the wall with a
traditional lime render. I believe that the second alternative would be the more
acceptable, not only from the cost perspective but also from one of esthetics.

My fee for this type of work is $350 a day, which includes travel and normal expenses.
I would estimate that it would it would take from three to five days to provide the
documentation and a recommendation as to the proper course of action to take in
stabilization.

If you would like to proceed, I would be available any time after October 15th.



Sincerely,

Robert H. Steinbach
Robert H. Steinbach




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