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The original Spanish colonial house was here reconstructed in 1967, on its original archaeological foundations. A project of St. Augustine Restoration, Inc. in cooperation with Southern Bell Telephone Company.
ST. AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA MARCH 1967
Spanish Design For New Telephone Building
St. Augustine's restoration garden-patio on Charlotte the Spanish influence. Coats program advanced with the Street through which one of arms and Spanish woodconstruction of a new tele- enters the office. carvings decorate the walls, phone office. The colonial Spanish pe- and the floors have large
A replica of a building riod isn't forgotten inside black and white marbleized that stood on the same spot the office either. Southern squares that are customary in 1788 will house the new Bell Manager Randy Pier- in certain Spanish homes. office at 58 Charlotte Street. son said that seven desks, 16 The office was opened in The 52 by 72 feet, two-story chairs and other furniture in February. Cost of the buildbuilding has an enclosed the office were built to reflect ing was approximately $33,550. It is being leased to the Telephone Company by the Restoration Corporation. Commenting on the agreement, Herbert E. Wolfe, Chairman of the Restoration Commission, said, "We are most grateful for Southern Bell's cooperation. This should provide an important impetus to the participation of other companies in the restoration program."
The structure is the Restoration Corporation's first major venture into constructo manager; anomiss oals W Newton, pres- ing a period building for a
.dent; H. Wolfe, chairman; and Lawrence Lew, vce president. specific use.
Purchased: August, 1966 From: Eugene C. Pope By: St. Augustine Restoration, Inc.