Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: East Wing Restoration, Haas House
Title: Fixed Capital Outlay Implementation Budget
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Title: Fixed Capital Outlay Implementation Budget
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: East Wing Restoration, Haas House
Physical Description: Financial/tax record
Language: English
Publication Date: 1984
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Box: 8
Divider: Government House Maintenance
Folder: East Wing Restoration, Haas House
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: UF00095487
Volume ID: VID00017
Source Institution: University of Florida
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ADMr 1002 (Dec. 1976)

In an effort to make it easier to contact Lee Kivers, Lne
Metpay Representative, we have established the following
schedule. This schedule will be effective November 2, 1981.

Monday ................ Carlton Building

Tuesday...............Larson Building

Thursday..............Burns Building

Friday................Kirkman Building

Wednesday will be utilized as a floating day for Metpay
coverage outside of the Tallahassee area.

To: Mr. Nat Nadler
Bureau of Construction, DGS

IFrom: Hector Miron, HSAPB

Subject: Fixed Capital Outlay Projects:

1-725-8375: East Wing of Government House
1-725-8376: Haas House Renovation

The Haas House is a property within the Restoration Area in St. Augustine,recently
donated to the State and leased to the Board by the T.I.I.T.F. An important element
of the Board's activity concerns archaeological exploations within St. Augustine and
environs. This work is performed by students from uF and/or FSu under the direction
of professors from those institutions. The Haas house is the headquarters for those
student groups andthe]place where they can live free of charge while in St.
Augustine. Were it not fcx the Haas House all archaeological work in St. Augustine
would effectively stop since the students cannot afford to pay for lodgings while
here. It order to makelthis]property suitable for such use it1must be renovated:

The rotten back porch, two stories high, and the outsEde staircase leading from the
porch, must be replaced; some of the flooring is rotten; the asphalt roof shingles
that have been used for siding must be replaced by properIsiding, rotted facia
must be replaced, weather stripping added to all openings, the attic and i side walls
iprdpertly insulated, adequate climate control added, the electrical system brought
up to sk code, the roof professionally examined andx repaired as needed, the entire
structure fumigated. In addition, since the buildings=will be used as a dormitory
itm must be made to comply with the Life Safety Code.

East Wing Renovation, Government House. The East Wing was torn up fourteen years
ago inthe conduct of an archaeological search.Nsx The search was eventually discon-
tinued but the East Wing was never restored toits original condition The
appropriation received for this job will only allow 1us to pour a slab so that at least
the space can be used for storage. We will also be able to obtain architectural
drawings encompassing the entire renovation of the Wing so that when and if we
obtain the approriation to continue the job we will have the plans to complete the

In *iew of the relatively small nature of these projects and the relatively small
sum of money involved, it is suggested that both projects be tolled into one project.

Handbook of Colonial St. Augustine Architecture

For some time we have suspected that there
was something about St. Augustine architecture
quite distinctive in the United States. There had
been particularly in Florida and California, states
with a Spanish heritage, a period in the twenties of
intensive building in the "Mediterranean" style.
But this seemed to have little relationship to the
original St. Augustine architecture. It becomes
increasingly evident that the elaborate Mediter-
ranean architecture of southern Spain had little
influence in this isolated garrison town. Research
under way seems to confirm what we suspect:
that St. Augustine construction comes from a
quite different source in northern Spain. When
the undersigned was in the province of Santander
in 1961 he came upon isolated hill villages with
houses almost identical to those preserved here
Mr. Albert Manucy, who has spent years inves-
tigating the scattered documentary sources and
checking the existing colonial buildings, is pres-
ently in northern Spain investigating the matter
in detail, at the instance of this Commission and
with aid of a Fulbright research scholarship. Be-
fore leaving he completed an authoritative study of
St. Augustine architecture which will be published
shortly. It is upon Mr. Manucy's excellent illus-
trations for this book that the drawings in this
"manual" are based, and we are indebted to him

for his assistance in making this possible. The
renderings herein were executed by Mr. Donald
Conway, architectural draftsman for the Com-
The purpose of this manual is to make avail-
able in convenient and inexpensive form, material
which can be used by owners and builders work-
ing in the historic zone, where no construction
or alterations can be undertaken except in con-
formance with colonial St. Augustine architecture
as defined-but not illustrated-in the City's
Zoning Ordinance as follows:

"A type of architecture indigenous to St. Aug-
ustine, and influenced in development by cli-
matic, economic, geographical and social fac-
tors; the building practices and designs of
Spanish, English, Minorcan and early American
peoples were important factors in producing
said architectural type; in character this archi-
tecture is simple and unpretentious; houses
were rectangular; the hallway, often used for
the stair hall, extended ordinarily the length
of one elevation and adjacent to an exterior
wall, with rooms opening off said hallway;
outer walls were usually of stone, especially
for the first floor, averaging 20 inches in
thickness, faced with stucco and painted a
solid color without ornamentation; walls of
the upper floors were generally less thick
and often were carried up with wood, with

clapboard exterior; single story arcades are
another feature characterizing this architec-
tural type, placed usually on the south eleva-
tion, and in lieu of the arcade, small balconies
frequently were constructed as an integral
part of the buildings; wooden walls are gen-
erally, though not invariably, clapboard, with-
out ornamentation; openings were rectangu-
lar, and proportioned as to the elevation and
wall space; windows as a rule were enclosed
with shutters and frequently were protected
by grill work, roofs were in the earliest period
flat; but later were gabled or shed roofed, with
wooden shingles; floors were hard packed sand,
mortar, or wide pine flooring, inside walls were
lime plastered and painted; ceiling joists were
exposed and the roof rafters mortized and
pegged; windows characterized by wide reveals
inside; fire places occur later, though not in the
earliest periods, decoration was simple and
achieved by coloring walls and ceilings; such
ornamentation as occurred consisted of simple
capitals or arcades and balustrades, frequently
of crude workmanship."

These drawings should answer a multitude of
questions with respect to the distinctive charac-
teristics of this unusual architecture-so different
from that of both the northern English and the
southern Spanish colonies.
Earle W. Newton
Executive Director

HTStorTC St. Augusin-
DIVISION OF Preservation Board DEPARrEWr_ o 5.

A. PROJECT IDENTIFICATION 1. Project No. 1 la. Dept. Priority 1

2. Project Name and Location: Government House East Wing Renovation
St. Augustine, Florida, St. Johns County
3. Program Structure Component Number(s):
4. Kind of Work: New; Addition; x Renovation to change function.
5. To be Constructed by: X Contract; Force Account.

B. PROJECT JUSTIFICATION: 1. Statement of Scope and Basic Need:

Government House is the main administrative, research and storage facility of the
Historic St. Augustine Preservation Board. The ground floor of the East Wing is
a 60' by 40' space that is and has been unused because of its total disrepair.
Floors, walls and drop ceiling and electrical and mechanical work must be provided.
Because of its size and location the space is potentially the most valuable avail-
able to the Board. Government House space is at present completely allocated and
the use of the East Wing would alleviate present space needs of the agency for
storage and display of historical and archaeological materials and for administra-
tive purposes.

2. Purpose: Correct Overcrowding; __ Meet Program Deficiency; Economize
Current Operation; __ Meet Program change; __ New Program; __ Other (explain).

3. Operational program requiring this (explain):

Renovation of the East Wing is required in order to be able to display the
rich collection of historical and archaeological material, which, for lack-
of adequate space, are presently housed in lock-ups and in areas not suited
for this type of storage, such as the basement of Government House.

4. Inability of existing facilities to meet need (explain):

Government House was designed as a U. S. Post Office and, while the building
itself is large, the only areas suitable for the displays mentioned in 3
above are the areas that were once the public areas of the Post Office: the
lobby and the ground floor of the East Wing. The lobby is already in use as
a display area and entry-way to the auditorium and the administrative and
research offices of the Board. The East Wing is the only other available
space for this purpose.

5. Historical background to this project (explain):

The East Wing was torn up fourteen years ago in the conduct of an archaeologi-
cal search for the foundation of the original house of the governor as well
as a search for pertinent artifacts of the period. The search was eventually
discontinued but the East Wing was never restored to its original condition.
This is what we now propose to do.



2. Project Name and Location Historic St. Auqustine Preservation Board
Haas House Renovation, St. Augustine, Florida, St. Johns County
3. Program structure component numbers)
4. Kind of work: repairs; x renovation to improve the existing function.
5. To be constructed by: contract; force account.

B. PROJECT JUSTIFICATION Explain operational program utilizing these facilities,
identify deficiencies, explain background and any other information to justify
this request.
The Haas House is a property within the Restoration Area in St. Augustine that has
been recently donated to the State of Florida and leased to the Historic St. Augustine
Preservation Board by the T.I.I.T.F. for use in its on-going program. An important
element of the Board's activity concerns archaeological exploration within St.
Augustine and its environs. This work is performed by students from the University
of Florida and/or Florida State University under the direction of professors from
those institutions. The Haas House has been in the past and would continue to be
the headquarters for those groups and the place where students can live--free of
rent--while in St. Augustine. Were it not for the Haas House, all archaeological
work in St. Augustine would effectively stop since the student groups cannot afford
to pay for lodgings while here. In order to make this property suitable for such
use, it must be renovated: the rotten back porch, two stories high, must be torn
down and replaced by an outside staircase; some of the flooring is rotten; the
asphalt roof shingles that have been used for siding must be replaced with proper
shingles, rotten facia replaced; weather stripping added to all openings; the
attic and side walls properly insulated; adequate climate control provided; and the
electrical distribution system brought up to code standards. The roof must be pro-
fessionally examined and the entire structure must be tented and fumigated against

1 As stated above. . . . . . .




5. Energy Efficient Equipment


6. Fees and Contingencies

7. Total: 1983-84 $ 40,000 1984-85 $_

8. Explain basis for costs:


$ 40,000

1. General Revenue

2. Trust Fund

3. Name of Trust Fund

1983-84 S 40,OOQ

1983-84 $

1984-85 $

1984-85 $


Planning Complete

Construction 12/83

F. CPERATING COSTS Discuss any expected changes in annual operating costs.

None expected.


1. Project No. 2

la. Dept. Priority

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