Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: Subcontracts
Title: [Letter to David Scott re: Site inspection, Thursday, December 1, 1988]
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Title: Letter to David Scott re: Site inspection, Thursday, December 1, 1988
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: Subcontracts
Physical Description: Correspondence
Language: English
Creator: Shepard, Herschel E.
Publication Date: 1988
Physical Location:
Box: 8
Divider: DOS 8449-A, Govt. House 87-88
Folder: Subcontracts
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: UF00095506
Volume ID: VID00009
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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December 5, 1988

Mr. David Scott
Research and Construction Director
Historic St. Augustine Preservation Board
P. O. Box 1987
St. Augustine, Florida 32084

RE: Site Inspection, Thursday, December 1, 1988

Dear David:

This letter summarizes decisions made at the site during the
referenced site inspection. You, the General Contractor (Mr.
Len Weeks), and I were present.

1. Preliminary investigation of the foundations at the
west wall of the East Wing, adjacent to the vault, indicates
the presence of early footings. In order to leave this
material undisturbed and available for future archeological
excavation and exhibition, it was determined that the tunnel
planned for this area should be eliminated and the air
handler should be relocated in the existing tunnel to the
east. This change results in a savings in construction cost
of the tunnel, a portion of the new floor, and supply duct-
work. The savings are offset by the necessity to provide
maintenance access through a floor hatch which was not part
of the original design, by the cost of a beam required to
support the upper part of the new partition east of the
stair which will permit the future removal of the lower part
of the partition for exhibition purposes, and by the reloca-
tion of the new panel from its planned position to the new
partition east of the stair. However, it was agreed that
these changes would not increase or decrease the subcon-
tracted costs of mechanical and electrical work.

2. It was agreed that it was not necessary to relocate
and/or reuse the existing stair treads at the entrance to
the East Wing since it was apparent that they could not be


removed without damage. New concrete steps poured between
concrete cheek walls will be provided. The steps and landing
will be carpeted. The cheek walls will be stuccoed.

3. Several alternatives were discussed with regard to
revising the scope of the work slightly in order to keep the
overall cost of the project within the budget. It was deter-
mined that it was not practical to defer the construction of
the exterior ramp, to limit the decorative plastering of the
East Wing, or to modify any work related to fire code cor-
rections. However, it may be possible to defer construction
of portions of the display cases if necessary.

Please let me know if this summary requires corrections.

Best regards,

Herschel E. hepard FAIA

cy: Len Weeks



November 9, 1988 Organizational mtg w/ contractors
November 17, 1988 Contacted in Talla re: release of
December 1, 1988 Site inspection w/ Scott, Weeks
December 15, 1988 Site inspection w/ Scott
January 16, 1989 Site inspection w/ Scott

Floor at landing west of new doors to East Wing: carpet
Do not remove plaster on furred beams at south bay of
East Wing where cracked at top; see if stable and if so,
repair in place
Ceiling plaster and other demolition in East Wing by
HSAPB personnel wherever and whenever practical
Alarm system controls adjacent to new panel location
Cover older exposed plywood in tunnel with galvanized
sheet metal
Panic devices to be provided on the two pairs of doors
at the east end of the south wall in the East Wing
All ductwork, existing and new, to be insulated per
Remove ceiling, stage, and seating, complete, in audi-
torium if approved by HSAPB
Existing ductwork in auditorium may be removed, brought
to specs, and reinstalled wherever practical
Rated wall construction at top of partitions to be
modified to meet existing conditions but bracing and con-
struction shall meet manufacturers specifications
Fire dampers may be relocated but rated separation
shall be maintained
Corridor width in stage area may be decreased to 3'-0"
clear; door at north end to open out as shown
Doors to Lobby from Auditorium shall swing into Lobby
as shown

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