Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: Solana Block 29, Lot 2
Title: The Historic American Buildings Survey, Photo-Data Book Information
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Title: The Historic American Buildings Survey, Photo-Data Book Information The Don Manuel Solana House, St. Augustine, Florida
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: Solana Block 29, Lot 2
Physical Description: Report
Language: English
Publication Date: 1961
Physical Location:
Box: 7
Divider: Block 29
Folder: Solana B29 - L2
Subject: Saint Augustine (Fla.)
21 Aviles Street (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Solana House (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida -- Saint Johns -- Saint Augustine -- 21 Aviles Street
Coordinates: 29.891087 x -81.311242
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Bibliographic ID: UF00094848
Volume ID: VID00004
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: B29-L2

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DIX MAEL 801SO A 8 83

86. Aogustine, Florida

atioal Park Service
Eatn tOffioee Divisio of Design and Conastretio
ft. Augost1b. Field Office

Augast 1961

as of struature s

Present emors

Present osespoats
Pensut wat
number of stori
meral layeatI

pe tOf wall oaMtruatia (JIM.;

Condition of fabrief
Sganifi ea sad arit s




Then )ueul BSola Bnase, 21 Aileu
Street, ft. AAgustio, 3b. Jobas County,
X. P. bshn, 21 kAiles Strot, S t. Jqutbne.

Private resideae plus rented apartment.
2t partly partitioned attic with domvrs.
2* story rotangalar aumary block with
2 story asea7y e1 plus 2 story late
weed addition.

)t ~nS e asnry and staeco a wvd. frme (Iste
W1ll maintained as private residents.

typ of 2nd Spaish Period with alterations
bat auh remaining of original form
Sam as above.



Overall diamnsties

7i x 28 ineluding vd. addition.

Foundatiau t

Wall construction a

Probes, ete.


qpninags domyra and does

windows and shatterS:

Root slhpe and averewiag

Des, et.

4 Dexumr a

Floor pluas -* t Floort

Cequita blocks note t coquina" is
local sbllsata quarried m nearby
Anastasia Island and used in ceatraotio
in st. Angustiae smce 1580.

Coquina blooks laid in roughly herisunal
ooauses and plastered inside and oat. Ex*
terror plaster scored to simulate ashlar.

(2) wooden baloiies (. & W. Ilev.) at
2nd floor levi. 2 arched loggia oa L.
Ist flow le el.

(2) rtik above root, ooquina (?) below.

Tarious type of exterior does noe pro-
bably original. Door n (Charlotte St.)
*elevatiam persaently closed. Door openings
are simple assuary with plaster real.

4ndows abeat evenly divided between 18 1t.
4.h. and 4 It. d.h. with se smaller sash.
Do uer windows are single sash. All seem
to be replacements. andows have stiple
wd. trim in plastered masonry openings.

lip type covered with modern Spanish type
cly tile.

Exposed rafter ends with fascia boards 20*

(i ) single donor in center of W. 8. 2nd
. Xlev. W. Blv. donor has been enlarged
to 3-sash between wood mallioas.

3 room and loggia in main block, 2 rooee
in ell. Kitchen in wood addition.

2nd Floors

3rd (j) Floor
Stair"ys s

k1* and ceiling fIntaioes

D-arn and doors;


I rooms, stair hall, kitebn and bath
in aLIn block (2 room, stair hall,
kitoian and bath are ladividual apart.
mat); 2 resn am stair bhll in e11,
(rom and bath in vd. addititm.)
Attic partly partitaimd.

(2) mAin stair of wood 4mot flight
vith landiag Meodary stair, steep
straight ran of wood frtem l to 2nd
floor, half stair to 2ad flowr of asain
111l, plaster n msamry stringg? );
partitieOs, plaster 00 minwy and wood
sMads ceilings, plasetw flooring, wood
(ndfen hardwood replaemata except In

tebrwiwr dorw of srione twpess sotly
i-pan, or 6 horis, pa. noes of nlaterest.
Siplo susolded or 19th eam. pilaster with
corner rsette block. Mantels wood with
carpeater detail.
Noer aiginal, al Gmmoa repTaoenxt"s.



Mcod I (Charlotte St.) originally but
Charlotte St. doons a permanently
olosed and ftrat is oeasidard to be W
(Aviles fb.). aome built disectly an
*sdemak liae c both Charlotte (5) and
Cadis (8) elat1ss.
nOlosed (stome vell and wd.- fene) gras
plot on W (Avile St.). pahed walk and
short drive with detached carport.


No formal landscapIng.
seami-tropical species.

Informal planting


Gesarals The hose osaot clearly be dated nor
anm its original owuer be determined.
la 1788 (do de ]photo.
stt in t, Aug. jI* booS*i y) the
lot was described as the property of
)Mawol Solana bat the house was of wood.
(At earlier house on the site was of
Otipio" i.e. tbby (Juan NIunso I&

SLibrary). Muel Solana lived until
1821 and is reported to have beomB a
Wealthy am in the oemnOity. It is there-
fore quite lijely oinearing the style of
the house that ael soam built it after
1788. It Is on this ass mtion that the
house ha been entitled the imnel Solana
house. Solnam's heirs sId the property
te a a namd Br on in 1867. lt is
quite &*liJly that a house m h as this
oeald be bvilt at this late date. Ewvry
olue seem to point to the Seoand Spanish
Peiod. (1783-1821) as its date.
Original and abwequent omers 1788 Muanel Soloan (house hd not been
built) (de la Roqus Mp, op. cit.)

1821 Solana heirs
1867 Bronso
1883 C. F. r amblin

1905 i*gstaff
1905-1938 Several omrs

1938 Prentiee

1943 P. bahe
Not*e the above change of title was famished
by the files of the St. Aupstlne lisatei-
cal Sooiety and the douimentatiao fro
Bronson to the present is in the St.
John County boords.

Date of eretioe

AroUteet and builders

Original pleas, eto.

Wotes on alteration and additioAms

ITor'tant old views

hknomm probably 2nd Spanish Period

koe knom, unlikely of reesvery.
ouanry elA na have been addition
(floors do neot line up at 2nd floor
level). Later wooden additi e on
exteme X. ead.

mne recovered so tar.

Files oft AuguMtie Lastorieal, 5oielty

Mr.L & P. akha

Pepawed by__


Nm.y C. amarsj
RABS 8. Augustine Field Office

August 1961

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