Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: Arrivas House Historical Reports
Title: Arrivas House, 44 St. George Street, Block 12. Lot 21.
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Title: Arrivas House, 44 St. George Street, Block 12. Lot 21. Carnegie Records
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: Arrivas House Historical Reports
Physical Description: Research notes
Language: English
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Box: 5
Divider: Arrivas House Architecture
Folder: Arrivas House Historical Reports
Subject: Saint Augustine (Fla.)
46 Saint George Street (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Arrivas House (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida -- Saint Johns -- Saint Augustine -- 46 Saint George Street
Coordinates: 29.896311 x -81.313236
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Bibliographic ID: UF00096018
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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Resource Identifier: B12-L21

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Lot 21l
44 St. George Street.

This house, located in the block between Cuna Street
and Burual Alley to the north at the time of the departure
of the Spaniards in 1763 and belonged to Captain Don Ray-
mundo Arrivas, Sometimes his name is spelled Arribas, v
and b being interchangeable in many instances.
The house was described as of ooquina and the neighbor-
hood must have been particularly desirable, as not a house
of wood was listed on this west side of the block,# when
de la Puente made his official census of houses for the
King of Spain# Arribas had married into the Avero or Abero
family and his relatives owned houses on both north and south
of him, while another Avero was on the east side of the Calle
The house figured in a transaction with Jesse Fish, the
English agent, to whom so many Spaniards sold their proper-
ty in confidence when the term of the treat between Spain
and England made it necessary for the Spaniards to sell with-
in a stated time, But on their return to control 20 years
later, Don Raymundo s son, Tadeo secure- the property for
his mother Ursula de Arrivas, his father being dead and his
mother being in Cuba. Tadeo married Maria Graoia Perpall,
a daughter of Dona Isabel Perpall, who had much property in
St. Augustine and the country near by. When Father Hassettfs
census was made in 1793, there were two children in the Arri-
vas house, little Ursela, two years oli, named for the pater-
nal grandmother, and Maria Isabel, only two months old, bear-
ing the name Isabel for her mother's mother,
Across the street was Dona Eugenia de Yta y Salazar, a
widow of 56 years, Tadeo Arrivas' aunt from the Avero family#

46VLO ft The present porch over the side-walk is said to enelose
n| remainss of the open balcony, that was part of the bid house,
Portions of the old walls of the enclosure downstairs Can be
seen in parts of the modernized section, where there is now
a souvenir shop,
One picture of that side of St. George Street gives a
good view of the street wall, with the large gate door
through which entrance was had to the terrace at the south
of the house, Upstairs at the south end was a shuttered
porch room so favored by the older families* The St George
> -, Street balcony was not enclosed until recent years and the
interior of the several stories still contain interesting
indications of the age of the building.
This house is not No#44 St. George Street*

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