HISTORIC PROPERTY ASSOCIATES, INC.
P.O. Box 1002
St. Augustine, Florida 32085-1002
A visual inspection of the Plaza Market structure was
conducted by Historic Property Associates on December 20th,
The basic fabric appears to be in good condition, however
the following deficiencies were noted.
1. The trim board next to the roof on the west gable end
has a hole approximately 1 1/4" in diameter in the south end.
There are also some unused electrical insulators on this
The hole should be plugged with like material and
painted. The insulators should be removed when the trim is
2. There are three holes in the wood ceiling. These are
approximately three inches in diameter and are apparently
remnants from previous lighting fixtures. The ceiling boards,
which are about four inches wide, exhibit a rather unique
beading pattern composed of three parallel beads approxi-
mately 3/8" wide running down one edge.
A short length of duplicate ceiling board should be
produced, from which circles would be cut to match the pattern
in the ceiling where the holes are. These plugs should be
glued in place with a water-resistant adhesive. They can be
held in place with a narrow batten fastened to the back of the
plug and laid across the top of the hole until the glue sets.
The plugs should be primed before installation and finish coated
after they are in place.
3. Some of the cove mold surrounding the ceiling has come
This should be tacked back.
4. There is a 1" PVC conduit extending from the ground,
along the east face of the southwest column, and into the
This should be painted out to blend with column.
5. There are several slates missing from both the east side
of the main roof and the west gable end.
A critical inspection of the roof and attic space should
be made to more clearly determine the condition of the roof
6. The bronze tablet located on the east face of the nor-
theast column shows minor signs of active corrosion in the
form of a green stain on the stucco beneath it.
The stain should be removed from the stucco and the site
monitored. If the stain reappears, the tablet should be
removed, cleaned, and remounted.