Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: Fountain/Birdbath
Title: Plaza Gazebo
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Title: Plaza Gazebo
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Language: English
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PLAZA GAZEBO

CITY OF ST. AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA

CONDITION & RECOMMENDATIONS


PREPARED BY HISTORIC PROPERTIES ASSOCIATES

July 23, 1988






GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Gazebo is an open, octagonal shaped

structure with a red tile roof supported by cylindrical wood

columns. A raised concrete floor is contained within battered

masonry walls, which are, in turn, covered with a concrete cap.

The floor appears to be a replacement as it does not match other

masonry surfaces in texture or finish.

A concrete fish pond apparently extended east from the main

structure. Sometime in the past this was filled in, and the

concrete floor extended over a portion of it. Apparently the

easternmost wooden column was removed and replaced by two iron

pipes at that time.

The actual construction technique and materials used in the wall

construction is unknown at this time.

An electrical outlet is located on the interior south wall.

CONDITION:

ROOF It appears to be in good condition with the exception of

one broken tile on the east side. There are scattered patches of

mold/mildew, but it is not extensive.









CONDITION: cont.

ROOF FRAMING & CEILING The framing appears to be structurally

sound. There is some minor damage to the scuttle door. Paint is

peeling from some of the beams and the wood ceiling.

WOOD COLUMNS There is evidence of previous repairs in the form

of wood patches or Dutchmen. There is also evidence of

infestation by wood-boring insects. The columns have been scraped

or sanded down to bare wood recently. The only finish appears to

be one coat of white primer.

MASONRY WALLS All but one bay between the columns exhibit deep

cracks, roughly centered, a
nd running from top to bottom. The

surfaces are mildly eroded.

MASONRY WALL CAP The cap is cracked completely across in every

bay. The horizontal surfaces are moderately eroded. There is

evidence of inappropriate patching materials having been used. A

portion of the cap is broken off under the northeast column.

CONCRETE FLOOR There is some cracking, which is unsightly,

although no major displacement was noted.

ELECTRIC SERVICE The duplex receptacle is fed through exposed

romex cable from a locked fuze/breaker box. The conduit

supplying the box is run exposed on the outside of the wall.



PRIORITIZED RECOMMENDATIONS:

1. Have structure inspected by qualified pest control company.

If active infestation by wood-boring insects is detected, have

treated.









PRIORITIZED RECOMMENDATIONS: cont.

2. Repair broken roof tile.

3. Repair damage to wood columns and scuttle door. Prepare wood

surfaces for painting by sanding, scraping, and caulking. Apply

an exterior oil-base primer and two coats of a high quality oil-

based house paint with mildicide to all exposed wood surfaces.

4. Determine appropriate texture and color for patching mortar

from field trials. Patch back all cracks in walls and wall cap.

Be particularly careful that patching materials are no stronger

than material being patched.

Remove existing concrete floor. Treat fill, replace slab over

six mil poly sheeting. Reinforce with 6X6 10/10 WWF. Duplicate

existing control joint pattern. /sy, d 'f"--

5. Conduct historic research to determine if masonry walls were

originally painted. Recover paint samples from south side by

conduit for analysis.

6. If research supports, paint out walls. Use appropriate

filler coat, if necessary, and two coats of a high quality latex

masonry paint. Prepare surfaces as directed by paint

manufacturer.

7. Remove existing electric service. If functionally

necessary, reroute underground and bring up under floor.

Coordinate with replacement of concrete floor.









ESTIMATED COST BY RECOMMENDATION:

1. Pest control................... ......... ... 500.00

2. Roof repairs................................. 435.00

3. Repair wood damage & paint out............... 1882.00

4. Repair masonry...............................2410.00

5. Historic research........................... 440.00

6. Paint out masonry, if appropriate............ 680.00

7. New underground circuit...................... 560.00

TOTAL 6907.00




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