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FLORIDA TIMES-UNION 2/7/71
By CYNTHIA PARKS Times-Union Staff Writer
ST. AUGUSTINE An old Spanish proverb claims that only the poorest man has a house without tiles. No self-respe Spaniard would stucco his house without Simbedding. that ceramic signature of his country in it.
SINCE 'THE NATION'S oldest cityis trying to restore its section between the plaza and the city gates to the second Spanish Colonial period circa 1760, along with surviving examples of earlier building, it is fitting that tilep are being ma .In a little shop on the patio of St. George Street Wea erby muddle glazemuch as her rede rs did-to paint deer andb eavs tiles, bowls andplates for u e Preservatn and Resto Co on. The profits from the se Commission program. s
Miss athe of patterns are tons of~ sherds f maica and other forms of faience unearthed in the town by archeological teams The remnants are, Spanish or Mexican in origin, having siphoned into the poor little garrison town of St. Agustine via Cuba. The Spanish majica, muich of it tin-glazed, is finer than the Mexican ware, but more Mexican pottery is found here.
Union Phot by ROGER MULLI St. Augustine itself was a poor military
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