Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: Government House, E. Wing Flooring
Title: [Memo to Board of Directors re: East Wing Flooring]
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Title: Memo to Board of Directors re: East Wing Flooring
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: Government House, E. Wing Flooring
Physical Description: Correspondence
Language: English
Creator: Piatek, Bruce John
Publication Date: 1989
Physical Location:
Box: 8
Divider: Government House Maintenance
Folder: Govt. House E. Wing Flooring
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: UF00095490
Volume ID: VID00003
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.

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TO: Board of Directors

FROM: Bruce John Piatek

RE: East Wing Flooring

DATE: May 30, 1989


A small scale excavation was conducted to identify appropriate
and authentic flooring for the east wing. The excavation was
possible because remains of original wall and flooring materials
were located during the recent remodeling. The air conditioning
system was redesigned so as to preserve the original portions of
the building that were located during construction. The original
building walls and flooring would make a excellent exhibit in the
east wing museum. Therefore, Mr. Scott designed a portion of the
remodelled wall and floor to be removable.

The excavation was conducted after the new wall and floor were
removed and after a fire wall was constructed. The excavation was
a very small sample but did reveal tabby flooring adjacent to the
remaining coquina walls. A small area of flooring, apparently a
patch, was constructed of broken red terra cotta tile with large
and irregular mortar joints. The profile indicated that later
tabby floors had been constructed in the east wing area but these
later floor surfaces were not represented in the excavation unit.

Based on the historical data provided by Susan Parker and the
archaeological data it is recommended that the appropriate
flooring material to put in the east wing is tabby also referred
to as hormigon in the historical documents.

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