Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: Government House, Local Projects
Title: [Letter to Lawson B. Knett]
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Title: Letter to Lawson B. Knett
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: Government House, Local Projects
Physical Description: Correspondence
Language: English
Creator: Newton, Earle W.
Publication Date: 1964
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Box: 8
Divider: Government House - Projects & Exhibits
Folder: Government House, Local Projects
Subject: Saint Augustine (Fla.)
48 King Street (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Government House (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida -- Saint Johns -- Saint Augustine -- 48 King Street
Coordinates: 29.892465 x -81.313142
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Bibliographic ID: UF00095479
Volume ID: VID00053
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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Wn. loom* A. Xiwtf4, Jr.
Asti, Aamial&.vater
Gebeal an-vi~e. PAdainitration
*61"Ie, Seg~e Wasi~inaton, ~.0

hwa Mr. O.tts

I bym "an with a roist deal of pleasure the exellent *twoy of
OWe old tate ?)epartam~t IMU4ldims now the IeM~tive Of fices iildiust
VMeb yeisher. just p~blishe4. Tho... hise~rioal exam6i"tta. of
ispertant 'U, 5. ~Overiumbat mtrua tars. areusal ficent Contributioens
in the wee of ~I#Aturioal nontuents, cavorta rnonn bWldingjs vwah we
often de not think of as hisUtrical womosmts bees=*w of their current
6mly Mse.

I muli like to dvrs yvar attention to mother *;,: building
M*b Mao a left and diNtinguished history# awl rueomnd that a
ainilar study be .sof of it. 'Ahds is the old Spamiah r;overuor~is
Islae. In St. Augustiia.. Tis was OGovernamut Iiosso all dvurtng
$s panish, ftgltsh a'u.d second ,pan$.ah period* m~ad passed iadtl t~e
boo"i of the A~r eaus wh~en they took over in 1821. 1 t vas then
ve..'Isd La an Awrisan style and oer tli. years elua~ed a mmi~er
of "iMe. Costinvoi.1y all through the pmrioJ it h"~ Leen oesupiod
by govertmat Wfioess a tw ISWl. of course, of the V~. S. governm at.
0~ tile years the post of fiee &"~rtmmt had the greatest mned for
qpoes .ad by the 1930, a largo 4ditiout van put on tim btxildi&W fwd!
lit ms exlwively rosdeked to provide for the expariding n..ds of
the peat offiso, .Iepwtssnts At that tim, old plans of~ Vie. $pantsh
Weldingv as it appear" to 1703, were tass in a now roeadodlirg Pf
the building& giving it the n'pwr~efrwv at the seast and of tho original
- S1 wo

Meafttly the post office dapartmmut vr.d tU build a now pent
oft"*#. In ordev that this biaildivg might be r~etwznd to historical
s~ess. We a"Id deeply appreciate it if the people in yvtr offic#
wbo awe inslv.4v In preparing those stwlivs oamdd retvtev tte situations
vitIA as eOW help as seq~ile a oenploet )hi~ttry of the bu~ilding.

She Atlanta Mfiss of GOA has vory kindly agreed, to eitmai fort
aS fte uaeawred &vwamine of the building a it stood before the ro..
00elift in the. 13W',0 as vell as the mkoit..t's plows for the Too-
00ie1INK vsdortabet ait that Mae. rhos* villU eiumeuse1y helpful

In detrsudnlts wht ur the .aiel bu ilding we Ve .latd, d IwoMe
ofe addieies wr me.

I am ala attakin a mmeendam splawdtat twh wrk *f thia
hew A swom v r p*4 tw Wawa*. i Itt a* pe as*
WAS blildtng will be eatllable for fee the U. S. a ev-wmLat
Mlibitie atIldtin 4arts the Qmdrislmtsetal yew of 1940 190.
We two ale hId seeM pr)lldainmy Verm 6.l with tl AtIseta
ftlee is thi regrd.

Owdi ally,

Awle W. Nevtou
Dire tor general

as Mr.

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