Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: Government House, E. Wing Flooring
Title: [Memo to Hector Miron re: Agenda for the May 31 board meeting]
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Title: Memo to Hector Miron re: Agenda for the May 31 board meeting
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: Government House, E. Wing Flooring
Physical Description: Correspondence
Language: English
Creator: Scott, David
Publication Date: 1989
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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: VID00005
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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MAY 17, 1989




You gave me the agenda for the board/foundation meeting with

certain elements marked as concerning me.

The first is item III. 3. under old business for the foundation.

Bruce and I will in concert with Mr. Hart produce the necessary

site specific guidelines required. I presume this would include

a short history of the. site, photographs of the building and

specific known or suspected archaeological resources located

within the lot.

The second is item III. I. under old business for the board.

Bruce will have completed his preliminary archaeological

investigation by the meeting and will be able to address the

historic evidence he has uncovered. I contacted Mr. Bob

Steinbach as Mr. Newton requested to ask him about any

archaeological information that he had recovered during his

research in the east wing. He stated that the east wing project

was halted before any archaeological excavation could take place

because of lack of funds and that he could 'not supply us with any

more detailed information than Bruce is likely to find in his


I suspect that we will determine that the floor was tabby


and in that regard I have started on the process of developing a

sample to use as a specification standard for the bidding on a

new floor. We have treated one of the tabby artifacts recovered

from the site with linseed oil to determine the "look" we desire

to achieve. With further archaeological support we should have

no problem developing guidelines to allow us to have a new tabby

floor installed in the east wing. The cost estimate of $8,325

supplied by Mr. Weeks should hold and might be reduced through

the bidding process. At this point the only element that might

raise the price of a tabby floor would be if the archaeological

evidence demands that we grind the floor to produce the desired

look. Mr. Weeks initial estimate does not include grinding.

The third item is III. 2. under old business for the board. It

concerns the initial steps for the St. Augustine History Museum.

As you know'Susan Parker is the project chairperson of the Lobby

Museum project and she would be in a better position to address

this issue. Furthermore. I will be out of town for the May 25th

meeting with Mr. Burke, the potential designer/project manager

and that meeting will certainly be an issue in the presentation

of the initial steps. Susan has also been doing the initial

research for the governor's office as well as other background

historical research.

cc/ EN, BP, SP

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