Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: Block 15, Lot 2
Title: [Letter to John D. Bailey]
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Title: Letter to John D. Bailey
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: Block 15, Lot 2
Physical Description: Correspondence
Language: English
Creator: Steinbach, Robert H.
Publication Date: 1969
Copyright Date: Public Domain
Physical Location:
Box: 6
Divider: Block 15 Lot 2
Folder: Block 15 - Lot 2
Subject: Saint Augustine (Fla.)
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida -- Saint Johns -- Saint Augustine
Coordinates: 29.892835 x -81.312984
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Bibliographic ID: UF00094799
Volume ID: VID00011
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: B15-L2

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I December 1969

Mr. John D. Mailey
theapeonDailey Ageney
Cathedral Streiet
iSt Augustine, Florida
Dear Johns
In reference to the inquiry concerning the location of the first
Presbyterian Church in St. Autgstine, it appears that it was located in
bleek 37* let 7 (across frea the present St. Joeeph's Convent). Coen
t orary rcoreeds indieate that the cornerstone to this church was
laid January 1, 1825. However, construction was not oemleOed until
1831. 2his lot was alse the aite of a fiast Spanish pered Parish
church An article in the ST. AUQ3TIMN UZAMII dated October 6,
1860 records that the tower of the church had fallen down In 1890
the present church and mane (Sevl St..) was deeded to the Trustes
by Henry Plagler in exchange, for the old ohuroh and parsonage o* St.
GOorge St. The church was totally demolished in 1893.
In regards to the other inquiry sonoerning block 15, lot i$ in
1765 there was a one story stone hese in approximately the southeast
esoner of this lot. Tihe o i no information at present as to its
sies t9he naxt strneture wheih we ean place definitely on this lot
appear on the leque Map of 1788 and my have incorporated the 1765
house. tis was a one story stone and wood structure in approxiaately
the ame location southeastt orner). The stone and wed houe was
approxuimtely 45 feet fronting on St. 0eorge and 36 foot deep. In
addition to this there swa a meeond stone building appreximaly 18
feet to the north with 1? fet fronting on It. eorge St. and 3 t
deep. The accopanying key to the deseribes this as a hou-e of
stone and wood in bad onditieon Since both structures give the
*me number it is evident the one to the north was either a kitchen
or other out building. An early sketch by orten done in 1867 ahe*-
te site eeeupied by St. ary's Convent tieh offered a seeded story
asonry fasade on Sat. eorge e but the emaof the flo. r wa
0tiber t :am. An inr a of 1893 shows this *ame s-otheast
corer eoupied by a eae story stone and brick building with wood

Nr. Joh0 D Mailey
I 0soeber 1949
Paom too

additions to the rear.
Should you require additional information we will be glad
to undertake an indepth study at the very first opportunity.

Very truly yours,

Robert H. Steinbaoh
Director of Researoh

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