Restoration Agency Buys Charlotte Street Property


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Restoration Agency Buys Charlotte Street Property
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Old Blacksmith Shop (Progress Photographs, Book No. 4)
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Carling, Anne
The St. Augustine Record
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Folder: Judson Property


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Saint Augustine (Fla.)
26 Charlotte Street (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Old Blacksmith Shop (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Judson Property (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
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North America -- United States of America -- Florida -- Saint Johns -- Saint Augustine -- 26 Charlotte Street
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"The Judson property, located at -the, corne na and Charotte streets, was purchased yesterday by the St. Augustine-Historic restorationn and Preservation Commission at.a price of $32,000. It was su gted that the building to bereconstructed on this property might be used asan information center.
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By. ANNE CARLING As, explained, by Earle W. As Bradley Brewer, assistant
Staff Writer Newton, executive .director, the director, explained to the cornmThe purchase of property purchase of this property com- mssionsome of the uildngs at Cuna and Charlotte streets pletes ownership of a trianglesoe o the buildings and transfer of some restoration of land which begins at the city are operated by the corporation raft and museum operations gate, continues down St George and othersbythhe commission, to the commission's. jurisdiction Street, to :Cuna Street and to and the corporation was originwere two o major team the fort parking lot. ally set up to acquire property brought beo .the St. Augustb- Newton 'suggested that the Historical R ration and 'Pres ouIldig to be reconstructed and set up buildings. ratio ission meeting there might'be usedas anin- It is perfectly legal, he pointed
ern nt House. formatio center. He~ said plans out, or the comiioto lease
r ,of $32,000 call for the reconstruction ofa real estate prorty frol any

e purchase of 1764.' Person
t y, 'lated I at :1nthe second major ac of This agreement wllJ o inthe d Char- yesterday's meeting,t de, Brewer stressesA P' ate lotte som ithe sioners voted to 4easerises sch s the Sims Silvers property, nation of the crafts and g where the Silversmith owned b. Judson, is from the St. Augustine Reto- d ephon approxima feet wide and fioi Corporation so that a ar80 feet deep. operation wil be under on body, r

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operate fora in the building 2, 1966 to June 8, 1ted to $6,993.
Brewe f ormed the commission that in a 15-week| period from March 3 to June 15, 67,395 persons visited the restoration museum and craft buildihgs. A little 'over $4,0O0 was | collected in admission fees from I the botldings wheye an admis- == sion is charged.
As of April 15,-Brewer said, management of the Spanish bakery in back of the Salcedo House was assume, where a demonstration of colonial baking is conducted. In two months, Brewer reported, $1,419 was "collected, for a net gain of $771. "So, this operation can prove to be a good one for us, both monetarily and 'as a demonstration," Brewer commented
Brewer also briefly on the medical on meeting he atte r ntly in Miami, where ented a model of a i medical museum for storation project.
(Cont'd on'il teenn)

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H. E. Wolfe, chairman of the St ugustine Historical Restoration and Preservation Commission, accepted a check for over $3.000 for the Hispanic Garden project yester-day during the commission's meeting presented by Mrs. Walter A. McRae, from left, Mrs. Clyde E. Harris and'Mrs. Elliott Roschuni. The money was raised from a Gala Day in. Washington conducted May '9, 1966. Mrs. Haris was trip chairman and Mrs. McRae, co-chairman. Mrs. Roschuni is new chairman of the Jacksonville Hispanic Garden Memorial fund.

Restoration Commission. Buys Property
(Continued from pag 'One) through a period of "watchful The commission voted to draw
Brewer stated that t ject waiting. Commission Chairman up a resolution to invite a repbeen very we H. E. Wolfe reported that he resentative of the federal govhad been very eived, had met in Tallahassee severAand the new assoc iopresi- al weeks ago with Governor ernment to, come to St. Augusdent has promi hewill do Claude Kirk, who "was very en- tine Thursday to discuss with everything 'he c ee "that thusiastic about the program restoration officials the possibilthe museum bel reality." and intended to do all he could ity of the local grou applying At present, are being to get the funds we had refro naceutical quested." for.federal funds for the restoras ol ug-h t fro- raceutical I quested,."
the tion program. The federal govconcerns to the down- The commission has request- ernment is becoming increasingstairs i and mani- ed a $1 million restoration cap- ly interested in helping restorakins. first phase /of ital outlay budget for land and tion operations, Newton informthe ro the second construction, and in *excess of ed the group. pha e placing of 12 $900,000 for operating for the During themeeting of the-St. murats ct g Florida's med- biennium. Augustine Restoration oorforaical 'edical museum In other matters yesterday: tion, Newton was 'uthrized to on the
~.iet Robert Steinbach, restoration proceede with negotiations con-, In regd he 196-68 bud- archaeologist and construction cerning the local group hosting get, Newton epaind that the superintendent, reported 'that a Hispanic history seminar in commission is currently going recons theBenet gen- St. Augustine in r Janua commissiera! snaorner of Cuna or April 0of 196 dand eets is about the third such on e 30 p and can first was held p a oba another Knd the seco 60 day Lima, Per