Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: Arrivas House Historical Reports
Title: Don Raimundo Arrivas House, Florida, St. Johns County, St. Augustine, 44 St. George Street
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Title: Don Raimundo Arrivas House, Florida, St. Johns County, St. Augustine, 44 St. George Street
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: Arrivas House Historical Reports
Physical Description: Research notes
Language: English
Creator: Stewart, William A.
Publication Date: 1960
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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: VID00016
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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Den Raimnade Arrivas Boua s Florida St. Johns County, St. Augustins

14 St. George Street


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tn*, eof stories
Two plus attle.
erpo wall gonstruotioa
Pirst floors eoqouina masonry.

On a olty lot with the street fasoed directly on the s*trot

line. General orientation is street facade to the east and garden
area to the west. 1he house is unoosupied at present.
AMbhiltetural interest and merit
Architectural interest lies in the use of ooquinsa asonry

in the Spanish colonial manner. Of particular interest is the use of
sequina in the eonstruoeton of flat arches for two interior door
Additional arohiteetural interest lies In the **oend story

adltion with Its heavy timber wall framing.
Cgetit11 of tabry
ThM general condition of the structure (prior to reeonstreo-

tioa) defloots neglect and disrepair. Chipped plaster and baye *tone
patches are conmeo. The framing members have not been protected free
weather or deosy. Door and window trim has not boon replaced where
&**ay and rot are evident

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First floors 38*-9" x 31'-11"
Second floor: 389.6* x 3)$-11"
Vertical: 24'1-0 finish floor to top of parapet wall.
femada t$oa
Foundations are below grade remnants of previous oyster
shell and coquina walls,.
Iall om truetion
First floor: ooquina masonry
Second floors wood frame
grwehs,. stoops, bulkheads, etoe
Second floor beleoony on the north is framed in wood poet
and beam construction.

There are three separate existing fireplaces and two
existing chimneys.
The fireplace for which there to no chimney is located
in an interior room of the house. This fireplace is 5'-8' x 3*-0"3
6o9* hig, is oonstrueted et soquina, has a 4, x 4" 5'*-4" wood
lintel, and is lined with brick. Here is no hearth other than the
tabby floor upon which the fireplace is set.
h ehimaey and fireplace on the west wall are of eoquina
te a level of 50-0 abova the second story finish floor. Above this

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level the ehianey is of brisk.
The chimney and fireplace on the second story south wall

is supported by a seoquina pier. This rises from the ground floor

level to a point six inches below the second story finish floor. The

fireplace and lower chimney are coquina, the hearth, fire chamber and
upper chimney are brick.

Openings doorways and doors; windows and shutters

The ground floor openings have, or show remnants of, wood

lintels and trim set into bevels in the coquina walls.

The second floor openings are framed in wood.
The doors are of wood with varying panel arrangements.

the windows are wood, both single and double hung. Since the windows
were installed at different times, some are sash weight operated and
others are held open by pins.

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The existing roof has a pitch of 1/11. Sloping from east to
West. There is a Iq't6" projection of this roof on the west. The "oof
area, excluding the projection, terminates at a parapet wall on the
north, east and south. This parapet height varies from 3'*3" on the

west to 7" on the east due to the slope of the roof. The roofing
material is built-up bituminus impregnated felt without gravel.


Fleno plan
The ground floor plan aonAists of three rooms and a seml-
enclosed loagia. The loggia is to the south and is enclosed on the

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east and above by the seoand story addition.
There is a single room on the north which opens to the garden

area on the north and west and to another room on the south.
Between the north room and the loggia there is another large

central room which opens to the garden on the west, the loggia on the
south and the street on the east. There is a fireplace on the west

sall of this room. A portion of this central room has been partitioned
to form another very small room. It is this small room that opens

Iate the east end of the north room.
The s**ond floor plan consists of two rooms and a stair hall

on the west and three rooms and a stair well on the east. The stair

ball is located between the central and northernmost rooms, in the

Weat. The stair well is located between the central and northernmost
rooms on the east. There is a fireplace on the south wall of the south-

wet room.

There are no existing stairways but there is a stairwell

opening as described under "floor plans*, above.

Finish flooring on the ground floor is tabby and/or eonorete.

Finish flooring on the second story is long leaf yellow pine planking

and strips laid in varying lengths and widths.

hall and ceiling finish
The ooquina wall finianes, which are in bad condition, vary

between (1) eoqutina, (?) burnt Unme plaster, (3) brown-*oat plaster,

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(4) lime plaster, (5) *ement stucco.
The frame wall finishes are of lime plaster on the interior

and moment stuooo on the exterior,

fl*rIWy. ano doors
Interior doors are similar to exterior.

The trim is wood throughout. The ground floor being a fairly

recent aeoumulation of primarily square-edge makeshifts. The western

portion of the second floor is eased edge trim bordered by continuous

erown mould. The eastern portion has fluted jamb and head members with

panelled plinth-type corners.

Existing hardware is a nondeaoript accumulation. Ho-ever,

resmnts of shutter hingte pins and an old strap hinge were found*

Also, one door had an old ease lock on it, bearing the English manu.

fasturer's coin. This probably dates from the early 1800 period.

Wiring and lighting is provided by conventional "BX" and

Roaex" cable, leading to ceiling light sockets of the pull string type.

Heating is provided only by means of open fireplaces.

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p*iea ation (By oapeass reading) and general setting

The north wall faces 9j weat of magnetic north. The mala
faeade (east) of the house faces on St. Deorge street. The west slde
opens onto a year yard and the south aide abuts a store building

seenn to be removed).

geMlosures (fences e o.)

None at present.

Other structures exist on the property but bear no historical
relationship to the house proper.

Lksae driveways etc.

Remnants of tabby patio paving occur on the north 3ide of
the house.

La.dsoaping, gardens, etc.

The rear yard contains a well (uncovered by archaeological
excavators). The lot is not landscaped at present.

Prepared by: William A. Stewart. Arohitect
31 August 1960

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