Trace of High-Fashion Home of Early Spanish Era Found


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Trace of High-Fashion Home of Early Spanish Era Found
Series Title:
Ribera House (Progress Photographs, Book No. 1)
Physical Description:
Drane, Hank
The Florida Times-Union
Publication Date:
Physical Location:
Box: 1NW22
Folder: Ribera House


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


General Note:
This article appears in Progress Photo Book under the Ribera House, but this article is about the Salcedo House site; Aug. 18, 1962

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University of Florida
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B12-L4-5; 26-27
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ST. GUSTINE, g. 8-Arhe ists working here
uncovered the coquinsa l of what is believed to h on nost fashionable homes Ariing the f irst Spanish occupation. ts o
The discovery is consider particularly significant because e ruins of the old home are embeded'i an, areaof St. George street which is now being restored by e St. Augustne historical, Ro d Petoration and Preservtio Commiso. h e t arcneological work was "We are delighted with tye 1dane j eight Forida State Unifind," said Earle Newton, execu- versity students under the suti ve director of the Restoratio pervision of Dr. Hale-,Smith, head Commission, "because -we are of of the department of anthropolothe opinion it Is a home formerly gy at FSU, an o rt Steinoccupied by Don Joaquin Blanco. bach, rcheologi the ResIf this proves true, we haye a toration Commis Very good description of the home The students e Richard from an appraisal made by the Shinkle and ffman of Spanish in 1763 just before the Sarasota; Wile Lakeity was tu d over to the land; John Pensacola; British.!' John Marchi, Petersburg; This with Glen Skinner, Marianna; Donna
the archeol&ding means Wilt, Eustis, and Becky Randall, that"the on#e latil4 iome, for Castine, Maine. thaI era, ca be. instructed The team of diggers also unwith90 pe4c tit ,utenticqty, Newton said. '
Found Ud alk covered the wails of a large The old 4 was lo kitchen at the rear of the Salcedo cat under si n front home which has been restored by ofthe Par oteArcheologists the com is o The kitchen is determi ned was large home being eco n line with because the wall is 23. inches the comm s to leas thick compared with an average the. Salce0 se asa thickness of about 15 inches for bakery. 'other coquina structures built Walls nd tabduring the Spanish era. by struonSt The home is believed to have Georg eet been constructed during the fir6at the ~ o lott streetdi '
of the 1th Century a Durottestreet dl uarthough additional digging will be going on property owned-by the thoughecessarditioo pinpingt the date, St. Augustine Historical Society, Newoessar o pinpo d the archeological tea was joined
Neo said. for a weekend by 30 members The archeological team was un-. ble to, locate artifacts which
would have helped in determin- of the Florida Anthropological Soig the date, because most of the city whoield their annual "dig" uind of theiold home arelocated in the city. under the hotel. Newton said the importance of The owner of he hdtel, Rich- archeological excavations cannot Thvereh#f.J.ii th 6 jigrcanard Parks, a member of the St. overephi the retoraJohns County Comnission, bas tion program indicated be will be willing to "They gi. ky as dispbse of the property at r to authenti l market value so he6 home :can tio, dimesiteribe restored. al age anchi
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