Parks Hotel, Benet-Dow Property Acquired For Restoration Purposes

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Material Information

Title:
Parks Hotel, Benet-Dow Property Acquired For Restoration Purposes
Series Title:
Ribera House (Progress Photographs, Book No. 1)
Physical Description:
Newspaper
Publisher:
The St. Augustine Record
Publication Date:
Physical Location:
Box: 1NW22
Folder: Ribera House

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Saint Augustine (Fla.)
22 Saint George Street (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Ribera House (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Genre:
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage:
North America -- United States of America -- Florida -- Saint Johns -- Saint Augustine -- 22 Saint George Street
Coordinates:
29.897022 x -81.313485

Notes

General Note:
12-10-63

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
B12-L4-5; 26-27
System ID:
USACH00495:00001


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eSOalon Pur poeA (Continued from.Page One)
The Ith r ar te h ist orical
Confn'mtion ofthe purchase where the SO building no d T' ..
Spo ... .a~rea Aoas define&i thecitycode, ftwo St. GeoreStree rer- s.Dow roet states r.Newton, is i.the entirer ties was announcd yesterdayoldest city, iIcludmiA the areas ne.rtha. h. Dowf6orI ,00_ o afternoon at the regularmeeting encircledin the four points of of the St. Auutine Histoal the City Gates, the bay front, the retoofcommis- Arenal and Cordo Street Restoraon an reservaon tates that t ito has itl and
Rsoro .. Pt 8 t o Progress of the proposed exCommission. that the Benet famil who once ion
urcbhast:dti. n areasbn t ati Amerestray of the 'pts en Vincent ican counties, h .tate of Florotenet and We enet. ida and the tates were Hotel pope aid tha ted that also discuss neouraging 000, nd the e Benet h ilt in the results fro U. S. Gacated on the so ea corner o early 19th c t two er ent ha supply an Cuna. and St. George Streets, of the origin enet exhibition details of building are n n the the plain to ed later USO .constructio Conqern ibition area The Parks Hote ry, pur- by the Stae a, Mr. Newchased from Counti mission- ton, Commission Chairman H. E. er R. L. Parks and family, prob- Wolfe, Senator Verle Pope and ably nce contained oneof lares other interested persons met with homes of the area, ac6rding to Governor Bryant this afternoon archaeological indications, Mr. to dcisuss plansfor a.state exNewtbon stated. Preliminary ar- hibit chaeology work did uncover heavy Itwas announced that the Spanfoudations in front of the hotel, ish government plans to relocate leading to ,the si position that their proposed exhibition center :ther may have been a large in the city They have been unAlso, tifie.at ere.ableo obtain the adjoining land . to theirpresent holding and the meeting was the designation f .fltnd tkt I landrthe y now hold is not large the 'xhibition. area the area ugh. o mat thir .. enough, to, acco date their which it is planned will be com-no
pleted for the 1965 Quadricen- i an j d structure. Chairman tennial. The resolution adopted Wolfe and Executive Director by the commission follows: Newton were authorized to re"RESOLVED: that the Area purchAse, "if necessary. the propincluding a!ll properties fronting erty owned by the Spanish govon Cuna Street from Castillo ernment. Drive to the,' west side, of, St. 1 The land which the commission George Street, and those proper- has been unable to secure for -the ties fronting on St. George from Spanish government is the Paffe the City Gates to the abov ne, .property. A mittee rebe designated as an Historical port re ?Exhibition Area, its original ey
constructed as they were in the wl colonal period, and 'their uses r or developed to depict for the visit- t
ors the character of life in eo-a
lonial St. Augustine with active,
populated exhibition buildings;
that it 'hall be the objective of
the Coioimisson to acqire'all
properties in the area not already
restored and' operating as an historic use. with first emphasis
on those which flict historically ad a "s with the restored e othe area."
Furt m g the
exhiboe oration