Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: Llambias Block 39A
Title: Llambias House Open to Public in Afternoons
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Title: Llambias House Open to Public in Afternoons
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: Llambias Block 39A
Physical Description: Clipping/photocopy
Language: English
Physical Location:
Box: 7
Divider: Block 39A
Folder: Llambias B39A
Subject: Saint Augustine (Fla.)
31 Saint Francis Street (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Llambias House (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Fernandez-Llambias House (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida -- Saint Johns -- Saint Augustine -- 31 Saint Francis Street
Coordinates: 29.887768 x -81.310887
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Bibliographic ID: UF00094868
Volume ID: VID00011
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: B39A

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Llambais House

Open To Public

In Afternoons

S The Llambais House on St. Fran-
cis :Street is now. open to the pub-
Slic in the pfteinoors from 1 until
S5 o'clock. There 'is no charge for C
admission and the public is invited Se
to visit the old landmark.
Mrs. Thelma Huici is serving, as
u1x guide at the Llambais House and i
tethe expense in connection- with
er, opening the house for tht public r
st is being paid by the Oldest House
ar located on the same street.
al sons visiting the Llambias
S o.use are given this backgroild p
The Llambias House -was con-
structed before 1763; how much be- o
ore it is impossible to .say. As a
uc it is one of the handful of t
wellings in St.. Augustine dating
to- the First Spanish Period.
Evidence would seem toindicate g
'that the. house was a typical one t
Story Spanish colonial 'house in
a 1763. Under British ownership it sc
At was enlarged to two stories,. and
n" the restoration- architect, Stuart so
ro- Barriette, believes the stone arches a
were usedin that period. The fro t a
c- elevation of the house is restored u
he to 'an appearance of Territorial m
- Days (1821-1845). a
I At various places in the house
nd the superimposed eeats of paint th
IP- have been retained. At other places sa
the techniques of lathing and shing- C
ful ling may be observed. The lower p
ob- floor is of tabby, made -by-the old d
flo- formula f-und in documents.
of Restoration was accomplished by d
in- the St. Augustihe Restoration. and in
Mr. Preservation Association. Deed to y
the, the property is held by the City of. 19
nd St. Augustine. The house is ad- t
ith ministered by the St. Augustine in
ho Historical Society s
od The visitor surprised to in
find the Llasmbias House furnished le
with American .and English' pieces.
The period selected for furnishing v
spans the years 1800-to.1840, and F
During half of this time St. Augs- b
tint was Spanish. However, docu- t
d- mentary and archaeological evi-
Ini dence indicated that during the
of Second Spanish Period in Florida t
S(1783-1821) trade and commerce s
c. was primarily with the U n i t e
At States and England. For example,
nd cf the 42 ships arriving in St. c
an Augustine in 1806, 37 came from s
Sports in the United States. Arch-
ed aeology discloses an almost total c
it absence of Spanish pottery during u
.a- this period. Florida was a part of I
the United Stats commercially P
f long before it was politically.
In 1769 a large. colony, largely su
from the Island .of Minorca, was wi
Slanted at. New Smyrhn. With the
failure of the colony a few years
$tetr, thi remaining settlers n~ved
ti. St. Augustine, where their dis-
cendantc still form an important
part of the community. The trial.
tribulations and drama of. the Mi-
norean story are too lengthy f.or
it, thi leaflet, but since some of th
Owners of the house, including the
Llambias family, were Miniorcans,
it is entirely fitting tlat the house
be considered 'a monument and
c shrine to the Minorcan group.

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