A Chronology & Orientation
1. Welcome visitors to begin their walk through 18th century St. Augustine
B Stress main theme
1. The daily life of one average family: a common soldier in
a mid-18th century St. Augustine.
a. Food and Drink
(1) how environment determined how these needs were to be met
(2) European ways of eating and drinking had to be adapted to
meet the demands and opportunities offered by a new and
(a) limited development most supplies brought in from
outside legally or illegally, mainly wheat flour,
meat, rice, salt.
(b) introduction of locally grown items, seafood (oysters),
corn, garden vegetables (to supplement trade items)
(c) adapted well to area, partially because of availa-
bility of seafood (epidemics few in St. Augustine)
(3) may appear monotonous and basic, but the colonist used
localfood resources for variety.
(1) illustrates how people adapted to local environment
(a) Gomez typical frame house of 17th and 18th century
abundant local forest supplies
(b) Gallegos supreme example of local adaptation.
mid-18th century tabby reconstruction, simple two
room, no north windows, south loggia, brasero
(2) may appear primitive but fits the environment to perfection
C Secondary Topics
1. Food preparation when meals were eaten, utensils, burner tops
and cooking devices.
2. Domestic chores and food preparation, fishing, gardening,
children, clothing care and construction
3. Daily life routines sleeping, domestic chores, personal hygiene
Gallegos Main Points
1. How diet was transformed by surroundings
2. How architecture was influenced by surroundings