Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: Joaneda House Block 15, Lot 7
Title: [Letter to Robert H. Steinbach re: Restoration Joaneda House, St. Augustine, Fla. Field Inspection, December 10, 1975]
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Title: Letter to Robert H. Steinbach re: Restoration Joaneda House, St. Augustine, Fla. Field Inspection, December 10, 1975
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: Joaneda House Block 15, Lot 7
Physical Description: Correspondence
Language: English
Creator: Shepard, Herschel E.
Publication Date: 1975
Copyright Date: Public Domain
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Box: 6
Divider: B15 L7 Joaneda Constr. & Maint.
Folder: Joaneda House Block 15 Lot 7
Subject: Saint Augustine (Fla.)
57 Treasury Street (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Joaneda House (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida -- Saint Johns -- Saint Augustine -- 57 Treasury Street
Coordinates: 29.893459 x -81.313492
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Bibliographic ID: UF00094807
Volume ID: VID00062
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-L7

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December 18, 1975

Mr. Robert H. Steinbach
Director of Research & Interpretation
Historic St. Augustine Preservation Board
P. 0. Box 1987
St. Augustine, Fla. 32084

RE: Restoration Joaneda House, St. Augustine, Fla.
Field Inspection, December 10, 1975
Dear Bob:

The following field inspection notes are forwarded for your information and
appropriate action:

1. Present: Robert Steinbach, John Griffin, Herschel Shepard.

2. The availability of 5/4 x 12 flooring material was discussed at length.
This office feels that every avenue for obtaining the material has been ex-
plored without result. Therefore, it is agreed that all flooring shall be
nominal 2 x 12 T&G, similar to the material now on the job. The flooring
shall be installed at the first and second floors and necessary adjustments
in floor-to-floor heights will be made accordingly. The additional decrease
in door heights, which are already minimal, was felt to be acceptable by this

3. Door frames shall be constructed in accordance with Manucy Illustration 38
due to the fact that no frames obtained were original and thus could not be used
as patterns. However, there is reasonable evidence in the field that the origi-
nal frames were typical of the period as illustrated by Manucy.

4. Window frames shall be constructed per Manucy Illustration 41-B for the same
reasons as noted for door frames above.

5. Stock window sash of sizes as close as possible to discovered conditions
are acceptable. The average rough dimensions are 3'-3" x 5'-3", out-to-out
masonry. Stock 2'-8" x 4'-10" sash apparently can be utilized.

6. All exterior doors shall receive brass weatherstrips. Door sills shall be
weatherstripped as detailed.

7. Field examination of the chimney indicates the existing flue is in good to
fair condition. In lieu of the prefabricated chimney lining called for, provide
a sheet metal lining of not less than 14 gauge metal continuous fran firebox to
top. The lining may be fabricated in sections for ease of installation.
8. Roof shingles shall be 18" Perfections in lieu of the hand-split shakes
specified. The cost of installing shingles above asbestos board will be inves-
tigated by Robert Steinbach and compared against cost of installing the Koppers
Class B System. This office feels the asbestos board system, although allowable
locally, is totally unrated and recommends the Koppers System be used if the
cost differential is not excessive.


Mr. Robert H. Steinbach

9. See Sheet 9 of the drawings. At the present kitchen, the note "12 x 8
R. A. G. 8 x 6 thru wall approximately 12" long" should be deleted as should
the indication of ductwork and the note "150 CFM". These items were inad-
vertently left on the drawings and refer to the previous bathroom.

10. In general, the size of all supply and return grilles and registers shall
be determined by the size of ductwork serving same. The intention is to utilize
stock registers.

11. Please refer to letter to John Griffin dated 18 December for revisions in
kitchen. Certain additions and alterations to electrical and plumbing will be
required. As we discussed in the field, it may be possible to run the hot and
cold water supply for the stacked washer and dryer in the concrete topping of
the kitchen floor. Please note that a copper water service must also be pro-
vided in the same manner to the Icemaker Refrigerator. Electrical supply for
the washer-dryer apparently can be dropped from the attic space, but final rout-
ing should be determined by the electrician and approved by you.

12. I am enclosing a copy of stock window sill details for your information
and possible adaptation to field conditions.

Best regards,

Herschel E. S epard.

OEC 19 9

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December 18, 1975

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