Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: MacMillan Block 36, Lot 3
Title: Macmillan Home Is One Of Most Interesting In City
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Title: Macmillan Home Is One Of Most Interesting In City
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: MacMillan Block 36, Lot 3
Physical Description: Clipping/photocopy
Language: English
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Box: 7
Divider: Block 36
Folder: MacMillan B36-L3
Subject: Saint Augustine (Fla.)
224 Saint George Street (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
MacMillan House (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida -- Saint Johns -- Saint Augustine -- 224 Saint George Street
Coordinates: 29.891223 x -81.312681
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Bibliographic ID: UF00094862
Volume ID: VID00006
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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Resource Identifier: B36-L3

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. .,... T -floor which waQ large enr igh to
allow four Kood-siued sleeping
Rooms. Mis- A.'c Mac :. I is
now consider --.tcring tli, talt
to their or noa pot:ion and mak
ing harno, *z,lng altelatonos. In
th!- third soir, the floor consists
of extremely wide boards most of
S .which, it is -hid. are so long they
.. extend th, entire length of the
house, more than 30 fee-, withorit
a break.
SThre, tirepla t -, one in the din-
2% Iing room on ohe around floor, and
two above in the drawing room and
an adjoining apartment, we'-e tne
-only means of hating and until
,recent year, r- additional heating
A arrangement were used. These
a B fireplaces h, t that peculiar ca-
pacity for ttro,, ing out warmth
t.t 'that the oIl Si an.s' h fireplaces pro-
O video where -xe- they still remain
.in the cety.
'P. u 4 rvThe Macn Ichns had sent their
"'' first winter L rt ir the oid house at
W-, .nNo. 56 Marine Str et, which was
right in the th n centre of
the city. the BarracVk and army of
ficial life .,a ,, ;n,! e .T a d vi sitors
'into a group w that section.
W h. n it a'.as ,w' thav would
Smake St. Auh .si'e thair home,
S7rut4 hei lo n m f .,onIture from their
Rhode Islatnd holme wa: shipped
down and found; adonraitle gettingg
jin the old k\"iitar itou e. The girls
of the ta ly i b ,Ce;,e loner in
the yon'erer :et. I ,o~ Ve who
came to St. u~ vgstite t' nd a tcn-
genial atmno here in the Macmillen
There are a numbE r of museum
piece in vart'uIs roolt The din-
Iig table it toie i,: Ii *nest double
ant Onf time the.-Jrtok Aln"*eA Annxr, t------ I II1
of W riring it In the ir.- ( A'y, t!, i 't"' )-l ( lue r I~ekrpd
Kl tue of siisnd rleaty ist tho Olnfi ( iy, to equal that in the M ,o umn in
th aleonies and arched oggians ihwn above, Ne% Yolk. There are desks. tables
t tiln detls of t.e structure. and chairs to make a collector en-
SAil- lviouis avs the:, nIte various pieces.
le O e One O f ithe fireplaces are snerb and-
n (Ie irons and the drswi'ng rcom fir*-
o ttle place in addition has an artJiue j
Mliost Inewoi tIn iron fireback.
nheoet I t re7 AThe old coquina well ,'urb had a
wood frame above it from which
atenot nm an he would give up the sOspe-ded the bucket that brought'
at Back to irt Occu- hou in town. It wa very co up h fine water. Nt a vor
l uiphle wae.n aN to aai flao ti
nation of Spanish ffotable. To be sure it maA hay sulphur, Miss Atney Macmillen
suffered front various cann nad- says, as she recalls the watr was
Here ings as t Macmillan finil o have so cool always.
'dug out numbers of grvshot that. And after renting the old house
Lev found inm ,d, te walc oof idfor more than 55 year. it has at
When Col. Andrew T Marniltn what might hae been a deta ,he, last become Macmillen property.
me from New England iand n ted kitchen o sla-e house. Also in the Possbly the Macmi'ens take the
a family into the old Naples ye!- ardon was dug up th, b.rotal iron palm as renting (ne house for more I
house at No. 224 St. Ge(( K ga g which !ta on disply in For than half a century and making al-
Sthe drawing room on the San Mar'os rany years tPrations and repairs thenmselt es. ponderng how she can get some-
foor was a picture in blue .. .. h e sisters, Miss Amev aind Miss one who can reproduce tlat exact
white. The white doors had The front entrance wao through Anne Macmillen maintain the same fascinating tint of Naples yellow
t blue panels. The walls were a door open off St. (eorge St. hospitable atmosphere that drew of the old house. For a long time
i but the ceiling showed loely I . o everyone of note to the old house a piece of the old yellow wati at the
.R Iformal dining room. Now this, door when the Pon,,e de Leon and the rear of the hose was kent. Con-
In the gardens at the west ofhas bee n closed. The o "dle "s- APltaznr were in the height of the sultation after consultation J as
House rows of the bitter sour do on the east nd of the house is laler fame. Whenever one of teld with workmen, hoping to get
the true Seville orange, iace of the entrance docr. I:t.- thi old group visits St. Augustine, the exact tint. Once the hose git
heavy with golden fruit and inedi"tely after rmxving ito thi a return to the Macmnillen house is a coat of red which wasn't at alP in
unds extended to Mart house, Col. "1acrnmin (evided to one of the pleasant features of the haror:. liHv was the othr, pre
Cr k, where the Macmil nh t -b ne th of h h t- .arca1, or blended, to give the house
lidren coaxed many little fish 'av at he -outh of the h..e I And Miss Ame: Macnmillen is still such a lively personality ?
the sh lluow w. atws. %here the b 'irk door i. The .i.sage . ". _. ...
TUe house revealed mans' fea- way to the door into the haW, from i ..
"M parkingg it as origira, i- wich tho 'tati"a, les to tihe
for persons of more than 'second floor. Pot i at sone lot
age social position in t'e fi'ls (3iT-1t ine this was R" "pen court
nub occupation. The Aguilars or terrace room tira,(.s If two
ed high. Mariana de la Roque ,iali 'e-ide the f-tairs. I'i e .anither
the house of coquina on this of wali ede the t airs. Te ifani. ingle
t, mentioning its tile roof and of tis stair i a beautiful ingle
Aguailar living in it. Later piece of ,'-ahogany rich toned mith
title ia confirmed to Don Juan age.
driguez who is supposed to have Under the wood floors is the hard
i ried Aguilar's daughter, Fran- packed rock floor that preceded
wood in most houses. When an at-
Rodriguez describes himself tempt was made to put ele-tric wir-
"having a sufficient number of ing into the house contractors were
ives to dedicate himself to agri- unable to get through the huge
ltture and the raising of horned wood beamns over the dooner. Finally
%tle and also to aid in the main- ;they worked through the coquina.
I/v0ance of his large family." Also A small almost circ'lar stairway
e stated he was "one of tie Span- leads from a small room on the
i nhabitinis who have sacrificed second floor to thio unfiishcd space,
mselve" in the service of said making a thud floor. ietau-e of
lVince during the turbulent times his laige family Colonel Macmillen
have taken place i.' it." had these incont-venient stairs taken
ve if Don Rodnguez was read> out and mov ed to another place to
create a cattle haciendia, it did provide bNeter ac.c,~ to the third

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