Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: Block 12 – Lot 19
Title: [Memo to Dr. Gold re: Paredes/Dodge Restoration]
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Title: Memo to Dr. Gold re: Paredes/Dodge Restoration
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: Block 12 – Lot 19
Physical Description: Correspondence
Language: English
Creator: Scott, David
Publication Date: 1988
Copyright Date: Public Domain
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Box: 4
Divider: Parades-Dedge House, Lot 19 Block 12
Folder: Parades-Dodge Façade
Subject: Saint Augustine (Fla.)
54 Saint George Street (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Parades-Dodge House
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida -- Saint Johns -- Saint Augustine -- 54 Saint George Street
Coordinates: 29.896092 x -81.313202
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Bibliographic ID: UF00094126
Volume ID: VID00039
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: B12-L19

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JULY 12,1988




I feel it would be in the best interest of the Preservation Board

and The San Augustin Antique Foundation to take on the

restoration of the Paredes/Dodge house as a model for the

Revolving Fund Restoration Plan.

A complete and accurate restoration of the Paredes/Dodge House

would reflect on the integrity and'workmanship of the agency.

Because this structure is one of only three Colonial buildingywe

own our maintaining complete control over it's restoration is

essential. Furthermore it's uniqueness demands that we maintain

control over it in perpetuity.

The restoration of this house would be a model for the agency.

Each step in the restoration process would become an example of

professionally recognized procedures for accurate quality


The research Crequired before the process ,an begin would

demonstrate to others the proper methods utilized by restoration

organizations. That research would be applied to the

reconstruction of missing architectural elements and the careful

restoration of those elements still extant. The archeological


research would enable the agency to further demonstrate day to

day lifestyle of Second Spanish Period residents. Such

information could be further interpreted in the rear yard where

an appropriate garden area aAr reconstructed.

The rebuilding process would also act as an educational tool for

the community and as an public relations tool for the agency. We

would be in a position to clearly demonstrate that we were again

in the restoration and reconstruction business.

Upon completion of the project the Paredes/Dodge House could

continue to act as a clearing house for Revolving Fund

Restoration Program information. It could function as a museum

of restoration and clearly demonstrate appropriate restoration

techniques and materials. The house could also function as an

annex for the Museum store and further not only the agencies

income but continue the process of upgrading the quality of shops

on St. George St.

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