| Material Information
||The Historic American Buildings Survey Photo-Data Book Information The Cordova Hotel
||Historic St. Augustine: Cordova (County bldg.) Block 36, Lot 1
||National Park Service, Eastern Office Division of Design and Construction
||National Park Service, United States Department of the Interor
||Place of Publication:
||Washington, D. C.
|Divider: ||Block 36|
|Folder: ||Cordova (County bldg.) B36-L1|
||Saint Augustine (Fla.)
95 Cordova Street (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Cordova Building (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Casa Monica Hotel (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
||North America -- United States of America -- Florida -- Saint Johns -- Saint Augustine -- 95 Cordova Street
||29.891854 x -81.313454
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||University of Florida
||University of Florida
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THE HISTORIC AMERICAN BUIID~l3S SURVEY
PHOTO-DATA BOOK JNFOMATIO
St. Augustine, Florida
National Park Service
Eastern Office Division of Design and Construction
St. Augustine Field Office
BRIEt AKC=ITECTOUAL IESCRIPTION
The building is designed in an eclectic style with Spanish and Moorish
elements predominating all executed in mass oonorete, More romantioally
conceived and less disciplined than the Ponce de Leon and the Aloasar it
none-the-less has an impressiveness all its own due to the wealth of detail
executed in concrete.
The building has fared worse than its peers in that the street ]avel now
presents an unharmonious succession of individual commercial shop fronts and
the interior is a mere shell. Originally one passed through an imposing
entrance on King Street left of the round tower (now closed and incorporated
into a shop.) The entrance led to an open court planted with orange trees
with the dining room, a 1-story structure, in the rear. The ground floor r
also contained the great drawing facing King Street and a glass roofed 108
ft. gallery or "Sala de Sol.." The kitchen and services were contained in
separate buildings. A chief feature of the street elevations are the number
and variety of balconies in both cast-iron and concrete.
The concrete structure is apparently similar to that of the Ponce de Leon
and the Aloasar consisting of 6 parts coquina deposit and 1 part cement.
The concrete surfaces are exposed throughout the exterior.
Prepared by .w.r.s
henry C. Edwards
HABS St. Augustine Field Qffice
Date August 1961
Name of structures
Cordova Hotel (Originally Casa Monica) W
Cor. King and Cordova Streets, St.
Augustine, St. Johns County, Florida
Henry M. Flagler
Florida East Coast Hotel Company
120 Broadway, Room 1823
New York 5, New York
Present use i
remodelled for commercial
floors largely virant.
Francis W. Smith
Date of erection
Number of stories
300' (King St.) 195' (Cordova St.)
4Mss concrete with shell (coquina)
aggregate; Spanish tile decorative
panels, cast iron balconies.
Less distinguished architecturally than
the Ponce de Leon or the Alcazar, but
forming with them a significant group
of early concrete structures.