Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: Block 12 Lot 22 Salcedo Archaeology
Title: Spanish Bakery
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Title: Spanish Bakery
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: Block 12 Lot 22 Salcedo Archaeology
Physical Description: Research notes
Language: English
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Box: 5
Divider: B12 L22 Salcedo Archaeology
Folder: B12 L22 Salcedo Archaeology
Subject: Saint Augustine (Fla.)
42 Saint George Street (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Salcedo House (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida -- Saint Johns -- Saint Augustine -- 42 Saint George Street
Coordinates: 29.896515 x -81.313407
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Bibliographic ID: UF00096026
Volume ID: VID00004
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: B12-L22

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This building was originally the kitchen for the house in front of it,

called the Salcedo House. People who lived in small Spanish houses cooked their

food over a fire in the yard, but large houses had a small kitchen building behind

them like this for preparation of food. The reason was to keep smoke and odors

out of the living rooms, and to prevent the house from burning if the kitchen should

catch fire from sparks.

This building has a porch across the front, so that some of the work

could be done outside in the shade during the hot summer.

Inside can be seen a large fireplace where the cooking was done. Iron

and copper kettles were used for cooking all kinds of food; the brass ladles hanging

beside them were for dipping the food out on the plates. On the right side of the

fireplace is the oven, where bread was baked. Beside it is the big wooden paddle

for putting the bread loaves into the oven and taking them out. Above the fireplace

on the left is a hanging oil lamp, to use whenever the fire was low so there was

not enough light.

Under the window is a wooden box on legs, to hold flour for baking,

designed to keep bugs out. The funny-looking wooden object above it is an egg-

beater of the type used two hundred years ago. Across the room is a low wooden

box with two big stone wheels. This was to grind corn into corn-meal.

The building is now used as a bakery, to make Spanish bread and

cookies in the old-fashioned way, to sell to tourists.

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