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By TOM KING The balance of $226;755 would then available and everything Managing Editor come from the City of St. Au- else is favorable, he said, demoliA proposed $1.4 million bud- gustine, St. Johns County and tion of the contemporary portion get for the next biennium, in- rental income and sales. of .the structure could begin eluding more than $700,000 for Restoration Commission Ex- then, and the whole project could a two-year restoration of Gov- ecutive Director Bradley G. be completed by mid-1971. Plans ernment House (old post office) Brewer said that if the funds call for razing all but the origwas approved yesterday by the are made available the old Span- inal section of the building and St. Augustine Historical Restor- ish governor's mansion could be reconstructing the mansion as it ation and Preservation Commis- restored and opened to the pub- appeared in 1778, including the sion. lie around July 1971. kitchen, barracks area and an
The commiss its annual The Legislature cut the re- extensive garden. (See accommeeting at House, storation agency's request for paying photo). also reelect Wolfe $995,000 for the current bienni- Total cost of the restoration of St. for um in half and a $1 million cap- project has been estimated at anot aw- ital outlay request was vetoed. $790,000, with all but the $35,000 re vice- Brewer, in discussing the time- currently available fqr research c Sis table for estori to come from the next budget. 1 -treasurer ernor's mansion hairman Wolfe and Brewer
budget for the 1778, said $3, e governor's mansion was F
6bienni 9G9-71, seeks $1,-. in the curren ot important building in S 179,330 from the Legislature for search which costine as far as restorathe state restoration agency. by next July. If the mine
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for a years as a post office and federal building, was given (Continued From Page One) to the restoration agency for Asked by Sims what would preservation as an historic build- happen if the budget request ing nearly two years ago when was not granted, Brewer said, the new post office was con- :"We will have a hard selling structed and Brewer said plans job ahead of us." for the restoration project will I The possibility of a loan from have to be submitted to GSA for I the Trustees of the Internal Imapproval. provement Fund, similar to one (Continued On Page Ten) which was obtained to construct Florida Heritage House was discussed but plans for this were deferred for the present.
The proposed budget seeks funds for two new positions, a maintenance mechanic and a grounds keeper to assist in the maintenance of the more than 30 properties which the commission maintains.
In other action at yesterday's meeting the commission:
Authorized Brewer to sign leases with tenants in restored buildings instead of having the chairman sign all leases.
Set guidelines for travel by staff members, providing that approval must be obtained from commission members for out-ofcountry travel.
Heard reports from Bob Steinbach, director of research and construction and Mrs. Rita H. O'Brien, staff assistant. Steinbach reported on the recent agre e restoraH. E. ,e-elected tion $ chairman of restoration tin agency said i the r
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VOL. LXVIII, No. 36 Member Aoated Press ST. AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA: WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON] News and Wirephoto Service
PROPOSED RESTORATION-Pictured is a drawing of what the old mission has included over $700,000 in its next budget request to carry governor's mansion in the block bounded by St. George, King, Cordova out the restoration. The view is from the Trinity Episcopal Church corner. and Cathedral Place will look like when restored. The Restoration Com-