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.