Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: Block 12, Lot 27 Ribera
Title: Parks Hotel
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Title: Parks Hotel
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: Block 12, Lot 27 Ribera
Physical Description: Research notes
Language: English
Physical Location:
Box: 5
Divider: Block 12 Lot 27
Folder: Ribera B12-L27
Subject: Saint Augustine (Fla.)
22 Saint George Street (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Ribera House (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida -- Saint Johns -- Saint Augustine -- 22 Saint George Street
Coordinates: 29.897022 x -81.313485
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Bibliographic ID: UF00096035
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-L27

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Sections of the sidewalk in front of the Parks Hotel were removed and the found-

ations for a coquina building were discovered. The first course of coquina above the

footing was 1.80 feet thick. The shell footing itself extended down 2.50 feet below

the first course. A wall of such dimensions was indicitite of a large two story

building. The front room of this building had north-south inside dimensions of 18.00

feet. To the south of this room there was an "enclosed" area, that may have been a

loggia, 7.4O wide. The front north-south wall extended further south h.60 feet. This

may have been part of a step-sown garden wall.

Rocque indicated, at the time he drew his map, that the structure that was

located in this area was a wooden building. It appears that the Rocque building,

which has its front proportions about the same as the coquina structure was built

on the foundations of the excavated building.

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