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010d pani-sh Inn For" $11 51,00-Largest
The St. Augustine Restoration, Inc. finalized a purchase agreement this morning for the largest single property transaction in the history of the corporation. The Old Sphnish Inn, 43 St. George St., was purchased this morning for ,$115,000. The property and all contents were acquired from Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Horton Bath of .St. Augustine.
Herbert E. Wolfe, corporation chairman, announced the pur.chase during transfer proceedings this morning.
"We feel fortunate indeed," said 'Mr. Wolfe, "that we have been able to work out a longterm purchase plan with Mr and Mrs. Gerald Horton Bath, St. Augustine, wh ave made the old building ch an asset to the city. Tieommission set up by the of Florida to take the init ve in Javing St. Augustine foster; was gv en a dual .repo ity 4 to recreate as main as sible of the R EEM S significant'stru t long.miss- Officers of the St. Augustine Restoration, Inc. signed a purchase agreement this morning ing; and to e those which with Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Horton Bath for the purchase of the Old Spanish Ims have v ravages of
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waere i Shown above during the transfer proceedings are: (left to right) Corp present activities are concen- man H. E. Wolfe, Director Earle Newton, corporation member and coun V trated, and across the street Upchurch Sr., and Mr, Gerald Horton Bath.' (Recora' from the first home to be re- The'buildi is one of the old- B director of instored, Casa Arrivas. Thus' it is surviving structures in -the terp otat the second historic .structure to it. The orii rt facing sai op come under our program through Si.- Ge0tge S eeted in era "1,,' ;6 our .auxiliarykeorporation." th ary 17006 first
The Old Spanish Inn has been Spanisi, I occu ions operated'as an. exhibition build- were added duri ican ing since 1959 and has been vik Revolution whe' B ld St. ited by thousands of tourists Augustine. A ritury ago itewas from a11 "parts, of, th. world. The known as the St. John's House.
poratib plans to ontin t The 14-ro quina stone 4-ai 10as ".suchcan attactidn, buidling wa$ acquired by Mr. p'ifn, AN.9 Bath In 15 frff Mrs. MarGeorge st ihbtc?6 e now guerite :Phillips .,of Phibadelphia. open r to open itJanuary. I Mr. and Mrs. Bath rehabilitated it as .a "popeada" in Spain might have looked: 900 yearsao with furnishi ngs bou d rid, Tofd o$Grand zBarcelopiAk The.ur chased Ilso includes a -room moderna residence at the rear.