Restoration Unit Adopts Budget, Buys Property


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Restoration Unit Adopts Budget, Buys Property Cerveau House; Bitto Property
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Benet Store (Progress Photographs, Book No. 2)
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The St. Augustine Record
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Folder: Benet Grocery


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Saint Augustine (Fla.)
Benet Store (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Bitto Building (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
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By Tom King uisitioni of two moire future urged by Sen. Verle A. Pope,
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Bugt requests totl $95,- 'The operating budt asks for Flrida Seate ding e nex 000~ in operating funds for the $497,000~ foi' fiscal 1967-68 and legislative sessi6n, to request nex biennium apd $1. ,million in $498,0004 for 1968 69 The. ap- the supplemental funds for capisupplemnental capital outlay propriation for the c>urren~t bien~- tal outlay.
fzidshave been approved by nium was $300,0. The work of the agency in resteSt. ,Augustine. Histoical The $1 million behg request- toring colonial 'St. Augustine is Restoration and Peservation ed for a supplemental capital detailed in a lengthy explanaCoimission for submission to outlay budget would be used to tion of the budget'requests prethe State Budget Conimifssin. acquire historic sites and ~con- pared by Earle Newton, execuThe action was taken ester- strict buildings a intact tive director of the comision. day aiternoon at a meeting of 'basis, Chairma olfe It points out. that the 'seed monthke restoration commission explainedc. H~e mis- ey' supplied liy the state approp40qipuEl -,-- which also saw action on ac- son had -been and riations largely for operating expenses has been the catalyst i for donations'for capial pro.ejscts to st. Augustine etoration, Inc, totaling $604,000. They' have~ become permanent assets ofthe state program.
In~ addition to the more than half a millionn dollars whdJich hfas reac hed the program through h6 tis ourceeveral mii "do lars >has been, spent in private restorationn projects The new propeies wich have been acquie bythe comMi ae th veau hous

at6CaSand theu B#dit i hrtyawhichrhised the pticalpre Theio mmiio approv edbu the t viosl aprve, to buy thBt

to 'property for $0,000. Commission member L wrence Lewis Jr., as record

Cerveau House 'chase the cesva rpry stating that s not quainted wit prop4y Newton s house n earlyA tue t could berttdat sed for rental ryfite peet addm tht ts alvl te~ press ha 11ac W.s beobs~t

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erty is the site of an old general e said projects were contractstore and suggested that it could ed where possible, such as the be restored in the future and Spanish center and Florida Erented for thip purpose. Mean- hibition building, and that hi timeie .said, St. Augte hopedthe commission would b TraileI Trains was interested in able to contract projects in thi rentitk the property as a sight- future. seei$ headquarters when it Following the commission moves from the Gallegos House meeting, the corporation me which will be used by th om- briefly and uthorized expendi mission as a information deterture of up to $1,000 to prepare a
In another action the commis- supplement to the brochure sion voted to pay half the st showithe progress made with of a health and accident ds donated to the corpoation ance plan for employe of t M y firms and idividuals commission. It also authorized have donated to the program he commission's new assistant through the corporation under a director, Bradley Brewer, to five year program which is sign payroll checks and pur- nearing expiration of the first chase orders and checks up to phase. Wolfe, who suggested $50, and voted to-bond all com- that the supplement be preparmission emplyes for $25,000. ed, said it would keep the donWolfe said a misunderstand- ors informed on the highly sucing over tion of the com- cessful program and help retain misintract the contracting li- and attact other do
cenarently been set- Members of th mission
tieo wi~ff-reement by the con- present, besidel- Woli and thi'ctor chnsing board to cert- Lewis, were amn hir@ III ify th6 mmission. He also and J. Saxton Iloyd. spoke o the peculiar nature of Corporation meibefs present the commission's building pro- included the members of the jects which makes it difficult to commission and John Versaggi contract the work, except for and Frank D. Upchurch Sr.