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: 1992
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: VID00011
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 PROPERTY ASSOCIATES

July 23, 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.

09/30/92 No change.

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.

09/30/92 Deterioration continues.

MASONRY DRUM OR SURROUND The stucco is severely cracked.
Delamination is apparent in several areas.

09/30/92 Deterioration continues.

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.

09/30/92 Interior good see appended report dated 09/20/88.

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.

09/30/92 Structurally sound see appended report dated
09/20/88.


PRIORITIZED RECOMMENDATIONS:

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

09/30/92 See appended inspection report dated 09/20/88.

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.

09/30/92 See appended inspection report dated 09/20/88.

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.

09/30/92 Still needed.

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.

09/30/92 Still needed.

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.

09/30/92 No longer applicable. See inspection report dated
09/20/88.









6. Have the bronze cylinder cleaned and waxed.

09/30/92 Still needed.

NOTE: ALL WORK SHOULD BE DOCUMENTED THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHS, LOG
BOOKS, AND A FINAL REPORT.

ESTIMATED COST BY RECOMMENDATION:
(1988 costs)

1. Inspect flagstaff base & socket............... 635.00
Conpleted 1988.

2. Conduct non-destructive testing..............1070.00
No longer necessary.

3. -tl hiotaiz- reerr. ..e .................... 440.00
4. Repair/replace stucco........................ 1880.00
5. Rebuild masonry base......................... 7540.00
6. Clean & wax bronze cylinder..................1400.00


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