Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: Flagstaff Monument
Title: Flagstaff Monument, City of St. Augustine, Florida
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 Material Information
Title: Flagstaff Monument, City of St. Augustine, Florida Condition and Recommendations
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: Flagstaff Monument
Physical Description: Research notes
Language: English
Creator: Steinbach, Robert H.
Publication Date: 1988
Physical Location:
Box: 8
Divider: Historic Resources (Condition & Recommendation Reports)
Folder: Flagstaff Monument
 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
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00095532
Volume ID: VID00002
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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FLAGSTAFF MONUMENT

CITY OF ST. AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA

CONDITION & RECOMMENDATIONS


PREPARED FOR HISTORIC PROPERTIES ASSOCIATES

July 12, 1988



GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The flagstaff is supported by a composite

base which has a concrete lower section and a bronze upper

section. The lower section is composed of three shell-aggregate

concrete steps and circular drum covered with a stucco which has

a (sharp quartz sand ?) exposed aggregate surface. The aggregate

is finer than that on the Ponce Statue.

The upper section of the base is a bronze cylindrical casting

with six shields or medallions applied over a leaf motif. They

are inscribed with various historic dates and events. The

cylinder is stamped C.A.PILLARS s.c. on the bottom of the south

side and has an applied plaque which reads, "PRESENTED TO THE

CITY OF ST. AUGUSTINE BY ANDREW ANDERSON M.D."

The base is surrounded by a poured concrete sidewalk with the

same exposed aggregate as the base.

The flagstaff itself was fabricated from three steel tubes of

decreasing diameter, slid inside one other. The concrete base has

a large diameter pipe set vertically which extends to just above

the top of the bronze cylinder. The bottom section of the

flagstaff is welded to this sleeve.










CONDITION:

SIDEWALK It is in generally good condition. There is no

appreciable settlement. There is a minor crack in the northwest

section but it does not constitute a hazard to pedestrians.

MASONRY STEPS Severe delamination of the stucco from the riser

substrate has taken place. The cause is unknown at this time.

Numerous cracks in the stucco were also noted.

MASONRY DRUM OR SURROUND The stucco is severely cracked.

Delamination is apparent in several areas.

BRONZE CYLINDER There is no evidence of active corrosion on the

surfaces. Some discoloration due to the presence of iron oxides

was noted. It was impossible to thoroughly inspect the interior,

however it appears to be in good condition.

FLAGSTAFF The exposed surfaces seem to be sound and in good

condition. It was not possible to inspect the junction of the

flagstaff socket and the concrete base, which is an area of

concern.



PRIORITIZED RECOMMENDATIONS:

1. Inspect the base of the flagstaff by lifting the bronze

cylinder. Assess the structural integrity of the socket and the

base of the staff through non-destructive testing. If necessary,

remove the flagstaff and make any repairs as determined by the

inspection.

2. Conduct historic research in an attempt to locate the

original plans and specifications or other information which










PRIORITIZED RECOMMENDATIONS: cont.

would be useful in preservation activities associated with this

site.

3. Based on the results of the historic research and field

trials, formulate specifications for the repair and replacement

of the stucco on the masonry base and steps.

4. Have the bronze cylinder cleaned and waxed.



NOTE: ALL WORK SHOULD BE DOCUMENTED THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHS, LOG

BOOKS, AND A FINAL REPORT.






ESTIMATED COST BY RECOMMENDATION:

1. Inspect flagstaff base & socket .............

2. Conduct historic research....................

3. Repair/replace stucco ...... .. .............

4. Clean & wax bronze cylinder .................








Prepared by:

Robert H. Steinbach




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