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
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: VID00010
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 BY HISTORIC PROPERTIES ASSOCIATES

July 23, 1988



GENEPAL DESCRIPTION: TheI fl -a:-t 1 nf is supported bv a composite

base which haE o:. C Cr l o'er -.ection and a bronze upper

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

concrete steps and circular drum covered with a stucco which has

a (sharp quartz sand ?) exposed anaregate surface. The aqareqate

is finer than that on the Ponce St '1"-,.

The upper section of the base is a bronze cylindrical casting

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

are inscribed with various historic dates and events. The

cylinder is stamped C.A.PILLARS s.c. i-n the bottom of the south

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

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

The base is surrounded by pourc' r oi i "'e sidewa Ilk with th,

same exposed aqoregate \as he hb-e.

The flagstaff it':elf wan. fabric H d ',' in tlhre ste-r' tubes of

decreasing diameter, slid inside nre o:hpr. The cncrv'et base has;

a large diameter pi p set vr; r +1 1. h:. th .'t ends to just above

the top of the bron7z cy blinder The' bot:totm 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.

2. If a visual inspection of the socket and base does not reveal

any gross abnormalities, assess the structural integrity of the

socket and the base of the flagstaff through non-destructive

testing based on calculations of hurricane-force wind loading.










3. Conduct historic research in an attempt to locate the

original plans and specifications or other information which

would be useful in preservation activities associated with this

site.

4. If the inspection indicates that the base is structurally

sound, replace and/or stabilize the existing stucco on the drum

and steps. Work should be based on the results of the historic

research and field trials.

5. Should inspection reveal that the base is structurally

unsound, dismount the flagstaff and bronze cylinder, demolish and

reconstruct the base as necessary to return it to a sound

condition, restucco, and reassemble cylinder and flagstaff.

6. 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.............. 635.00

2. Conduct non-destructive testing .............. 1070.00

3. Conduct historic research ................... 440.00

4. Repair/replace stucco.........................1880.00

5. Rebuild masonry base .........................7540.00

6. Clean & wax bronze cylinder.................. 1400.00

TOTAL (W/O Base Rebuild).....................5425.00

TOTAL (W/ Base Rebuild).....................11085.00











HISTORIC PROPERTIES ASSOCIATES


INSPECTION OF FLAGSTAFF MONUMENT

ANDERSON CIRCLE

ST. AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA



September 20, 1988



A report on the condition of this monument prepared by the

Associates, dated July 23, 1988, recommended an inspection of the

flagstaff base to determine it's structural integrity. It was

felt at that time that it would require the removal of the bronze

cylinder to make that determination. As a part of the preparation

to remove the cylinder it was found that by the use of a strong

light and a mirror, a satisfactory inspection of the flagstaff

base could be achieved without removal. This was done early in

the morning of September 20, 1988.

The inspection revealed that the socket and it's supporting

masonry are in excellent condition. There was no evidence of

corrosion nor were any cracks or other deformities noted in the

supporting masonry. It appears that the socket is isolated from

the masonry by a lead collar approximately .5" wide. This would

effectively isolate the galvanized socket from the effects of the

surrounding concrete.

On the basis of this inspection, it is our considered opinion

that the flagstaff is structurally sound and that no further

testing is warranted at this time.




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