Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: Property #12 Haas House 28 Cuna Street (Lower)
Title: [Letter to William R. Adams re Haas house ownership]
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 Material Information
Title: Letter to William R. Adams re Haas house ownership
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: Property #12 Haas House 28 Cuna Street (Lower)
Physical Description: Correspondence
Language: English
Creator: Rolleston, W.F.
Publication Date: 1980
Subject: Saint Augustine (Fla.)
28 Cuna Street (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Haas House (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida -- Saint Johns -- Saint Augustine -- 28 Cuna Street
Coordinates: 29.896019 x -81.312721
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Bibliographic ID: UF00091334
Volume ID: VID00007
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution.
Resource Identifier: B7-L9

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May 13, 1980

William R. Adams, Ph.D., Director
Historic St. Augustine Preservation Board
Post Office Box 1987
St. Augustine, Florida 32084

Dear Bill:

The Haas house situation is not exactly as you have interpreted
it in your letter of May 6, 1980.

Prior to receiving your letter we had been in touch with Charles
Bennett, attorney for the estate. He stated the heirs who live
in New Smyrna would like to have about a month to remove the pos-
sessions of Miss Haas from the house. Bennett was advised this
was quite acceptable to us.

The house therefore does not become ours until the heirs have
removed all the furniture and fixtures. We expect to follow up
on this on or before June 1st.

While I do not know what your reference to maintaining the prem-
ises actually involves, it is appreciated. However it does not
concern us until the property is turned over by the heirs. Un-
fortunately as you state an unoccupied house is an invitation to

It is well realized how anxious the diggers would be to move into
better quarters, but they will just have to wait until we can
complete all the necessary legal requirements.

You will be notified just as soon as possible as to the earliest
date the students can be transferred.

The mention of a federal grant to purchase this property came as
a surprise. While I may be mistaken, I was under the impression
you had been notified the Haas house was purchased with cash made
available by our organization for the purchase of property for
the use of the Historic St. Augustine Preservation Board. Once
purchased in the name of the St. Augustine Restoration Foundation,
Inc., it would then be deeded over to the Historic St. Augustine
Preservation Board as a contribution.

5 Cordova Street St. Augustine, Florida 32084 Telephone (904) 824-3896

William R. Adams, Ph.D.
May 13, 1980
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However, it is entirely up to your decision as to how you would
prefer to obtain this property for the Historic St. Augustine
Preservation Board. We will await your advice.

Si n rely,

W. F. Rolleston


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