CITY OF ST. AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA
CONDITION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
PREPARED BY HISTORIC PROPERTY ASSOCIATES
September 30, 1992
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Gazebo is an open, raised masonry
structure, octagonal in plan. The barrel tile roof is supported
by hollow circular wood columns which bear on battered walls.
There is an opening to the east facing a rectangular extension of
the floor. The building is oriented so that one of the points of
the octagon faces east. The wooden post that was in this
location has been replaced with two metal columns.
There is a beaded-board wooden ceiling which is penetrated by
four recessed light fixtures and a scuttle.
CONDITION: The masonry base is in fairly good condition. There
is some minor cracking, as well as partial failure of earlier
grout repairs. The floor is in good condition.
There is some rot evident in the base of the southeast wood
column as well as in the circular portion of the west column.
An small area of rot was noted in the ceiling in the vicinity of
the southeastern recessed lighting fixture.
The terminator tile on the east ridge of the roof is loose. There
is some fern growing along the north-west ridge.
The paint on the columns and ceiling is in fair condition.
1. Rake out old grout, clean cracks mechanically, and fill with
acrylic-modified grout. Match original color.
2. Repair rot in columns utilizing epoxy injection and
consolidation techniques. Keep use ofnew wood to a minimum.
3. Have roof inspected by qualified firm to determine source of
leak. Repair as necessary. Re-fasten loose terminator tile.
4. Remove mold and mildew with a solution in the proportions of
one (1) pint of sodium hypochlorite (household bleach), one (1)
cup of trisodium phosphate (such as Spic & Span), and one (1)
gallon of clean water. Apply with soft natural bristle brushes.
Flush with copious amounts of clean water.
Sand, scrape, and paint out columns and ceiling. Prime all bare
wood with Moorecraft Outside Primer #140-00, or equal. Top coat
to be Moore's Impervo High Gloss, or equal.
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