Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: Government House, Local Projects
Title: [Letter to Joseph A. Kelly]
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Title: Letter to Joseph A. Kelly
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: Government House, Local Projects
Physical Description: Correspondence
Language: English
Creator: Newton, Earle W.
Publication Date: 1965
Physical Location:
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: VID00085
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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Nowvber 3, 1965

Fr. Joseph A. Kelly
Area Mnagoer
aen3l3 er3i.on Adatistration
421 Wl Church Street
Jasksonville, Florida
Dear Mr. Kellyi
Your letter of September 24th arrived tearing
an extended absoene, but I want to aeknoavedge it
with thanks.
I am aure that your proposal to defer tempo
nary solutions to spaoe problems in the old Post
Office and Custoahuse until it ean be seopletely
vacated and declared exoess i agreeable to the
Chairman of the Comias on, Mr. H. Se. $rlfe.
If there is any ortended delay in transfer
through surplus property pooedures, following
the vaeanoy of the building we aight wish to
request the use of eoao of the vaant apaoe in
it for exhibit and office space for this 0oaasioena
sinae its prinalple functions are enoeapa sed with-
in the first nine months of 1966. Naturally, the
Comission anticipates that oat of its activities
and tho acquisition of the balding will some a
permanent historloal solution to its futa r use.
There would certainly be no point in obtaining,
as we have through the interest of the Assistant
Postmanter General and the cooperation of 3SA a
vaoanoy of the building only to turn it beek to
routine govertmental purposes, whether Federal
or local. It ai our desire to see to it that
through one means or another the old portion of
the building it reoaorod and/or reeonstruotod
to represent the old Spanish Govermwr houeo
(a good deal of this work was done in the remodel-
ing of the 1930'*), and that the aore modern worst

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Mr. Joseph A. Kelly (2) Woveubr 3# 1965

half of the binilding i utilized for related
hsrtoereal purposest *ehibit, ltewprtatleon
archival or othrwise. A permanent austodlan
of these tunetions remane to be deirnluned
As you kow, the Chairimn has rwuosted the
Natioiel Prf Serviee to utstdrtae this fwnotton.

atrl W Newton
Exo ative Direwte

CC i. 1m it Wolfe
Senater eoege At. Fathers


PSs Postmaster HBisett thinks it would be OK to
use the vacant east lobby for a special exhibit
prepared by the British Government, financed and
sent by them for the Quadrioentermial. He has
asked us to confirm this with you, of oours.
The British are anxious for an answer.

E. W. N.

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