Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: Heritage House, Block 28 Lot 1
Title: Bernstein Property Present block 28, lot 1
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Title: Bernstein Property Present block 28, lot 1
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: Heritage House, Block 28 Lot 1
Physical Description: Research notes
Language: English
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Box: 7
Divider: Block 28 Lot 1 (Heritage House)
Folder: Heritage House, Block 28 Lot 1
Subject: Saint Augustine (Fla.)
1 Aviles Street (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Heritage House (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Wakeman House (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida -- Saint Johns -- Saint Augustine -- 1 Aviles Street
Coordinates: 29.892097 x -81.311584
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P. 0. Box 484 46 St. George St.

Bernstein Property
Present block 28, lot 1

1. 1764 In Puente's and Jeffrey's time the lot appears as a part of the Plaza.

2. 1788 In Rocque's time the whole section of the block appears like a lot
with the following note written on it. .Lot of private property as shown
by its foundations." (Plan de propiedad particular que marcan sus cimientos.)

3. 1790 Quesada's list sayd: Nothing.

U. 1798 On Sept. 25 --

To be informed by the Major Engenear (Sg.) White.

The map of the city that shows that for the formation of the Main Plaza
should continue the line of the house where lived Captain of the
Grenadiers, Don Gin's Oliva, following to the E. until reaching the
line of the street in which lives Dn. Francisco Fatio, remaining by this
mean, after the houses had been built, forming the front of the Plaza that
faces the S. and as the lot solicited by the supplicant has enough exten-
sion to build two houses building one in the following of the line of the
street of the Hospital giving its widest front to the Plaza, and another to
the end that joins with the street of Dn. Francisco Fatio, in the same way
with its widest front at the same place will beautify much more than if
would only one be built and the rest of the lot would be fenced.

If you think to give this lot it would result in some day that if the
room that serves as the entrance of the commisary, which door is at the N.
of the building it would be necessary to open another corresponding to the
street of the Hospital and to close the one that is open today causing an
inconvenience as the floor of the house where the pharmacy is higher than
the level of the street, they can not make a door corresponding to this
without forming a grade of three or four steps that would facilitate the
going up and in the case of doing it the street would be with this imper-
fection and perhaps it would be a bother to the going of carriages because
the street is too narrow in this part.

In order to take care of any wrong doing and to save now the cost of
opening new doors to these offices, it could provisionally be left between
them and the lot a street four or five varas wide and by this means open
the pass for communication with them and verified the establishment of the
Hospital on a place more retired from the center of the city the land that
forms the provisional street could be united to the rest given to the
supplicant, what is as I may inform, etc. etc.
August 63 1798
(Sg.) Pedro Diez Berrio

Bernstein Property--2

No. 76 To the Governor

Dn. Antonio Matanzas, graduate captain and only assistant of this Presidio
with function of Sargento Mayor with much respect makes present to Your
Lordship that he finds himself in need of a lot to build a house where to
live and having news that the one between the Plaza and the rooms of the
PHarmacy and the accountant for the Hospital is going to be given, I ask for
it although it be a half in case it could not be the whole.

Favor that I hope to have.from the known Justice of Your Lordship.

St. Augustine, Oct. 1st, 1798.

The lot, on which to build a house, solicited from Your.Lordship by
Captain Mayor Assistant of this Presidio, Dn. Antonio Matanzas, was given
by your Lordshin by Decree of 26 of the last month (Sept.) to'Dn. Thomas'
Traver and in the writing last'presented to your Lordship asking for it and
was given the Decree of Your Lordship to be informed, I made it saying' that
for the formation of the Plaza must be continued the line of the house' where
lives Captain of the Grenadiers, Dn. Gines Oliva, following to the beach
to join the line of the street where Dn. Francisco Fatio lives, saying as
well that instead of one house as Traver had proposed to build would be built
two in order to give the lot enough extension building one following the
line of the street of the Hospital giving its widest front to the Plaza and
building the other to the end that joins with the street of Fatio; and as
the other, with its widest front to the Plaza with the end to avoid fences
that in any way contribute to its beautifying, adding what I thought properly,
to make a-privisional street to the back to give communication to the
comptrollership and Pharmacy of the King in order to excuse expenses to open
new doors for these offices. That this is what I can inform Your Lordship
to fulfill your prior order in order to serve your Lordship to determine
what would be pleased you. St. Augustine, Oct. 1, 1798

(Sg.) Pedro Diaz Berrio

5. (?) Sold by Estate of Thomas Travers to Fernando de la Maza Arredondo.

Source: Alvarez index to deeds. St. Augustine Historical Society.

Note: Dr. Thomas Travers came to St. Augustine with his regiment, (he was
surgeon in the British Army) when the province of Florida passed to the
British Government. When the Province was again passed to the Spanish,
the British troops were removed, but Dr. Thomas Travers remained in the
practice of his profession, and was for many years the leading physician
of that city, celebrated for his skill and eminent virtues.

Source: What I Know of the Travers Family. M. M. eid. Fernandina, 1882
(St. Augustine Historical Society typescrip)

Bernstein Property--3

6. 1834 Clements survey shows:

Original claimant: Thomas Travers
Present claimant: C. and J. Horton

7. 1840 John S. Horton drawing #17 shows: S. M. Wakeman

8. 1846 Jan. 27. Seth M. Wakeman was proprietor of City Hotel.
Source: Florida Herald and Southern Democrat

9. 1850 Census Seth M. Wakeman. Age, 42, Merchant from Connecticut
has grocery story in City Hotel.

10. 1855 May 7, Seth M. Wakeman married Ann S. Horton, as his second wife.
Source: Trinity Church.

11. 1880 Oct. 22, Gillmore map shows:

Lot of Fernando de la Maza Arredondo Jr. (See the drawing enclosed.)

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