Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: Arrivas House Historical Reports
Title: Arrivas House
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Title: Arrivas House
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: Arrivas House Historical Reports
Physical Description: Research notes
Language: English
Creator: Gold, R. L.
Publication Date: 1962
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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: VID00011
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: B12-L21

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Don Raymundo de Arrivas house assessment--located on page 45 of Salcedo assessment-
Arrivas house assessment date uncertain.

House of Don Raymundo Alonso Arrivas situated on Governor's street--S. of Alonsa
de Avero, N. of Antonio de Averoe

2170 varas--Total Lot 31 front, 70 deep

273.3 c. varas buttress stone masonry work for entire fabric
at 5 pesos

Upper and lower floors in house and kitchen



Framework of house and dining room and roof (clay tiled or si
Balcony, 2 doors, 1 upper window
Wooden landing, the stairway, its door
Doors and windows or lower floor
Wood flat (inner) ceilings
Dining room flat ceiling
Framework of kitchen and shed with clay shingle or roof tile
2 doors and 2 windows of shed ? or kitchen?
2 wells
Wood fence and doors
Fruit trees

271 pesos
6 reales

1868 pesos
6 reales
39 pesos
6 reales
22 pesos


) 390 pesos
96 "
88 i
172 "
60 "
20 "
160 "
20 "
20 "
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3462 pesos
6 reales


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1. Modern wood strip flooring on 2" x 4" sleepers over tabby floor
dated 1750-1800. Below this two tabby floors dated 1700-1750 and
prior to 1700.

2. As above, except only two tabby floors, none prior to 1700. The
1700-1750 level considerably pitted and containing flat coquina
inlays in the S. E. portion.

3. Top floor, dense burnished concrete dated 1890-1910. Below this
four tabby floors, the earliest dated prior to 1700 & the coquina

4. Top floor, trowelled concrete dated after 1907, Below this, three
tabby floors, the earliest dated 1700-1725 or later.

5. Remnants of tabby patio paving dated 1700-1750, under modern concrete
floor and walk.

6. No floors found to correspond with reduced-shell walls or later
porches deduced from maps and house fabric.

7. Original eastward extension of coquina walls.
8. Remnants of oyster shell-mortar wall under coquina.

9. As above, also earlier coquina wall below floor level.
10. Remnants of coquina masonry partition built on the 1750-1800
tabby floor.

11. As above, but built on the 1700-1750 floor and including a profiled

12. Opening below correlates with 1750-1800 floor.

13. Coquina and brick fireplace built on 1750-1800 floor.
14. Coquina pier, without foundation, supports fireplace added above.

15. Coquina and brick fireplace added after wood framing, second story;
probably after 1920.

16. Partitions of metal lath and plaster added in 1940.

17. Former window opening converted to doorway. Portions of frame extant.
18. Framed-in door openings.

19. Coquina rubble laid after 1940.

20. Original door opening converted to window; probably after 1820.

21. Door opening with original profile out back.

22, Coquina flat-arch over; see detail.

23. As above, but with at least two subsequent openings of a different

24. Previous openings profiled and larger.

25. Walls keyed together up to level of interior door head.

26. Broken projections beyond stucco plane.

27. Patterned sheet metal ceiling in this room. No other roons with
ceilings at this time. Evidence of wood lath and plaster except in
Room "D".


1. Framing for earlier stairwell under two layers of modern wood strip
2. Modern stairwell, probably 1940, and open framing around.

3. Original wood porch beams found under modern addition.
Addition deleted as of no interest though containing original
posts and Balusters.

4. Re-used wood studs applied on original plank flooring coincident
with markings of previous partition and door.

5. Evidence of original partition and door on broad lap-joint
planking. Pro-stressed composite wood beam over modern opening,

6. Original plank floor exposed. Line of butt joints over wall
under Room "G."

7. Modern wood strip flooring over original planking, except as
for Note i. Butt joint line in south portion of Room E.

8. Original framing modified to receive brick hearth.

9. Evidence of hearth edge in original flooring.

10. Machine-cut wood lath and plaster partition, probably o.1910.
Except for door in this partition, other trim in Rooms "G" and
"He matches as detailed.

11. Wood frame gypsum board partition.

12. Wood frame in original opening with gypsum board inside, metal
lath and stucco outside. Opening surrounded with split lath
and plaster inside.

13. Original wood frame wall with split lath and plaster both sides.*
14* Original, as above, but with metal lath and plaster outside.

15. As above, but with wood bevel siding outside$ apparently original.
16. No ceiling in this area. Evidence of former wood lath and plaster
on 3 x 8 beams about 2'-9" e.o. Other ceilings, gypsum board.

**Plit lath applied with early type out-nails.

17. Continuous 3A x 6 center plate overs notched for lapped ceiling
beams and mortise and pegged into perimeter plates.
18. Ceiling beams butt on plate as continuous frame for partition,
19. Continuous 3A x 6 plate overs mortise 2'.9" o.e. for gable
studs not extant.

20. As above but without mortise holes.

21. Marks of former partition on original plank floor and beam above.

22. Nail remnants above central area from former attic floor.

23. Original plaster wall continues behind chimneys.

24. Porch beam mortise at level of Room "F" opening.

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