Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: Architect Selection - H.E. Shepard; General Contractor Proposal and Contract - Len Weeks
Title: [Memo to Dr. Gold re: upcoming construction in the theater]
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Title: Memo to Dr. Gold re: upcoming construction in the theater
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: Architect Selection - H.E. Shepard; General Contractor Proposal and Contract - Len Weeks
Physical Description: Correspondence
Language: English
Creator: Scott, David
Publication Date: 1988
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Box: 8
Divider: DOS 8449-A
Folder: Architect Selection - H.E. Shepard; General Contractor Proposal and Contract - Len Weeks
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: UF00095502
Volume ID: VID00023
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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JULY 13,.1988




It came to:: me attention today that Flagler Co-llege has not yet

been informed .(officially) that major construction will be taking

place in the theater that, they rent. I think you should write

those parties that would be affected by the work and explain what

is going to be done, where it is to be done, and for how long the

theater will be a construction zone.

To assist you in such a letter I offer the following:

1. The work that will be done in the theater will involve cutting

back the stage and seating area to allow the construction of a

"FIRE WALL". Such a wall is required by the State Fire Marshall.

The rear of the stage will loose approximately six feet and the

seating will loose two rows along the east side.

2. The work will begin around Sept. 1 and might take as long as

three months. We should be able to complete certain elements

that directly affect the theater area in less time, but I think

we should prepare them for a worst case scenario. Completion of

the East wing will take even longer.

3. There might be times during the construction when Flagler


public activities could take place in the area, but a definite

schedule for such times will be difficult, if not impossible, to


4. I have no idea how this construction affects our lease

relationship with Flagler. It is possible I suppose that this

might somehow give us an opportunity to break the lease. Upon

examination of the "Agreement", I can't find an issue such as

this addressed. Flagler is responsible for all improvements

within the theater area, as well as the requirement that they

meet all local and state codes. It might be argued that we are

doing them a favor by taking care of a fire code violation that

technically is their responsibility (at least in part). If this

construction causes Flagler to terminate the agreement (something

that can be done at any time there is mutual agreement), I would

say great.

I think it is important for all of us to understand that I

don't think the state fire marshall will allow that theater area

to function as a theater much longer. It does not meet numerous

fire code limits and would need at least $100,000 of upgrade

construction to pass code. My recommendation for it's future use

is to remove the fixed seating and stage and allow the room to

function as an open meeting area. Such an area could easily be

used for lectures with the addition of folding chairs and a

lectern, but would also be able to function in many other

capacities upon removal of the chairs. For example, dances,

exhibits, demonstrations, temporary storage, etc.

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