Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: Flagstaff Monument
Title: Completion Report
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Title: Completion Report Inspection of Flagstaff Monument, Anderson Circle, St. Augustine, Florida
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: Flagstaff Monument
Physical Description: Report
Language: English
Publication Date: 1988
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Box: 8
Divider: Historic Resources (Condition & Recommendation Reports)
Folder: Flagstaff Monument
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
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00095532
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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Inspection of the Flagstaff Monument
Anderson Circle
St. Augustine, Florida

September 30, 1988

A report prepared by Historic Property Associates, Inc.,

dated July 23, 1988, on the condition of this monument,

recommended an inspection of the flagstaff base to determine

its structural integrity. The consultants believed upon

preliminary inspection that the bronze cylinder surrounding the

base of the flagstaff would have to be removed to make that


In preparing to remove the cylinder, however, it was found

that by use of a strong light and a mirror, a satisfactory

inspection of the flagstaff base could be made without removing

the cylinder. That inspection was performed in the early

morning of September 20, 1988, at a time of day when light

conditions were most conducive to an inspection of the space.

The inspection revealed that the socket and its

supporting masonry are in excellent condition. There is no

evidence of corrosion. No cracks or other deformities appear in

the supporting masonry inside the cylinder. It appears that the

socket is isolated from the masonry by a lead collar

approximately one-half inch in width. The lead collar

effectively isolates the galvanized socket from the effects of

the surrounding concrete.

On the basis of this inspection, it is our considered

opinion that the flagstaff is structurally sound and that no

further testing is warranted at this time.

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