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Harry Wald-i ini St. Augustin ht of living in a r ome, they kind ofke t now. Their other chilr Mrs. Judy Smith, Cherry Point N.C., and Michael, serving with the U.S. Navy in Norfolk, Va.
"It's very convenient," admits Mrs. Waldron, who with her husband is owner and operator of Waldron's Music Center. "We never thought of it (a reconstructe ouse) at all," she
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By ANNE CARLING tion, and the St. Augustine HisWomen's Editor space. However, just one men- torical Restoatin and reserA flashlight tour of a partial- tion to official v sson, a ly completed north St. George and a .Added. groups Street reconstruction project "T was enough to sell Mr. and one Mrs. George Waldron on the the iqpf of living in a home with an itorical background. Since Histnstruct. In September first, they have been that the ga d Iuse, residing in the Ortega House, a on the 176 ip of uan seph reconstruction project undertak- Elexio de lPuente, n it inen by the St. Augustine Restor- dicates that this house and anation, Inc. other stone dwelling with a oor
It all began when the Wald- kitchen on paish Stet were St. rons, dining in a restoration owned by icolas dOrtega. ments area restaurant, met Bradley Research also shows that the e re WatBrewer, executive director of house appears on the English so Huse, locate on Charlotte the St. Augustine Historical Moncrief map in 1764. Restora- street and one apartment on the Restoration and Preservation tion officials speculate that the second floor of the Benet Store, Commission, and the three be- Ortega House could have been St. George Street. gan discussing the restoration built as early as 1740. The Ortega House is built of program and availability of Originally, the dwelling was coquina and "built like a forhomes in the immediate area. built with only two rooms and a tress," Mrs. Waldron says. "It's Brewer offered to take the loft, ut in the English period, a really solid." couple on a tour of a partially- d loggia were added Inside, visitors, in addition to completed house nearby, but econ- being impressed by the beauti-. ther as no electricity, so ful stair enjoy the craftsut into service. of exE An the, "the charm kit th4ist daR s theving and was, _Mrs. Wald beau 1, w -gi ed i ron o dve it.' leading the 4 ps o e ireAfter th in t room oe 1 t o home durrnt the to yar, th The a H i- l ot Au.bp& s o Jh6_Igck0 n d
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