NATIONAL QUADRICENTENNIAL COMMISSION
ST. AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA 32084
IFewrary 19, 196%h
fto seomae D'sD R. #atetews
congress of tho United4 tatIe
SemA. of representatives
MI D.on, I C.
Dear ail 3y
ao ay re~tw trat rM '* ta B I a at yer letter of firmaw
3, which lIartg asWmra the qwe& ian whislh I asted ,, r d aI
2a5 to he thiM s prelimidary aswer m t the 0 3. A. with rteapet
t thiar approach Uo toa prbln a thiM murplsh pest fftlee bWto iag.
Lt presents eo eoy;iatoae bhees ue a to e t mpwwy naso"r oa
Ith Matinaal eaadriateamnial sm.iOtat.V A* tawy point oaet, ti
Art apee"-ies that al property ea the Gsaasslea shull revertf to te
National Park Srvlie or be deelawed mrplun.
* are fced with w he ppeb that th Rational Park Senise
is at anthueed about taking aver JurLaediatim of the bauidiAg. Wh.
dlf I is deterA ase that they as e Lt g e l people to do so, at
feal that i4 aOy be neeseasry to aettl. twhe matter iA daftnintoa
rethWer t at the local level. h*e lewal Suprintefndt bhas at bUee
=a mthemsla tie sapporter of ear progre s despite te feat that, we
Wa gives n hi a greaSt deal oft sapprt fr dhis. As yOe k*oU it it
wrs set for ear Legislabive elfegatlem, the Park jariace In4ald vWe
baE be ablo to get hrou itst present project.
tse 3. 2. A. eommat wiMth respue t# timie mas be trues, aut
the feat Offtice Iepartet seist b.o tel that they ean vaoas the
amillBg before the eat of thsc yew, tat if ItU 1s te earn "s mea
Ma the amaor changes nsceswary for xaibitoc withia & mnath ir
we waiA hire to agare vitA th U. S. A. that thes present
MAt dm en*a vianitUs th as etionaal CodissiSt as a
snttnasing gmy runncin a perymaanLt eMbtia sweater. Itr thWs
ass it if is turned ov~ t the sWadric.anteoniaA Comiiesion,
either tbe Park errvi e or the deAitorkeB seatw ein Mst be prse
pared to receive t"he iuIdtng to awd it being declared sarplA a4
vbng a wiA copeftItiaa ftr it tA s a variety of agOncfies. w.
*Lf2 r feel thbat the Park ewiase saed take thisan ga sI rpae alr
etomrattio Cea G iasio the ddiU.easl burden .
The Honorable 0. R. Mathai pea t"o February 19, 1936
The Park Service's problem is that they do not feel that
the preBnt building cosatitutee a historic temature, sad they to
ot wismb to be in the b"ineas of rsdning texh.ttion buildings. I
have pe]ited out in respect to the latter that In many of their afe
site they do have brand new nexbbiLtn ead intermation enters, &at
this ea3 be olasified in that fashiM In respect to its operation
a* historic building (the eoter alte ative) we all agree that a
vai profgra of restoration vaw d need to e wdertaken, and we do
Mt yet have adequate inforr'-.iCn to aow how anc of the preseMt
bukading is the original e and bew maeh of the eddAitio4 mae to
it were made eapetently in tersM at historieal research.
If the Park Service would aesept it, it aight be better to
xa"e the traater directly to tbnm.
Earle W. Nawton
0ea Mr. Wolfe