Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: Arrivas House Painting & Restoration
Title: Memo: Subject: In regard to narrow trim in large room, 2nd floor east, Arrivas House, as well as plaster finish.
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Title: Memo: Subject: In regard to narrow trim in large room, 2nd floor east, Arrivas House, as well as plaster finish.
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: Arrivas House Painting & Restoration
Physical Description: Correspondence
Language: English
Creator: Steinbach, Robert H.
Publication Date: 1961
Physical Location:
Box: 5
Divider: Arrivas House Architecture
Folder: Arrivas House Painting & Restoration
 Subjects
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: UF00096019
Volume ID: VID00002
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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S1 November 14, 1961


Memo

SUBJECT: In regard to narrow trim in large room, 2nd floor east, Arrivas House,
as well as plaster finish.



In a telephone conversation on November 14, 1961, Mr. George Watson
said that he and W. F. Sanchez found evidence of double nailing of lathe in
the closet and passage-way between the large east room and the center west
room on the second floor of the Arrivas House. He feels that this would
indicate that the rooms had been partially or fully re-lathed and at this time
the wider Victorian trim was added. This would account for the lack of
plaster under this wider trim.

In regard to the finish plaster, Mr. Watson feels that the finish
coat should be a sand finish and not smooth. The existing finish plaster
coat, however is fairly smooth. This discrepancy may, however, be a matter
of terminology. In any case, it was decided by Mr. Newton and myself to
have the masons match the new plaster finish as closely as possible with
the old existing plaster.

In this regard I q uote Albert Manucy in his "Elements of St.
Augustine Architecture", pages 17, 18. "Stone walls were invariably stuccoed and
plastered in order to water-proof the sponge-like shellstone and provide a
smooth, clean surface to live with. Work of this period at the fort, which
may be accepted as high standard, was smoothly finished with a metal trowel."


R. H. Steinbach
Archaeologist-Construction Supt.




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