Old City Government House Plan Revealed


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Old City Government House Plan Revealed
Series Title:
Government House (Progress Photographs, Book No. 3)
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The Florida Times-Union
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Folder: Gov't House


Subjects / Keywords:
Saint Augustine (Fla.)
48 King Street (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Government House (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
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Spatial Coverage:
North America -- United States of America -- Florida -- Saint Johns -- Saint Augustine -- 48 King Street
29.892465 x -81.313142

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Source Institution:
University of Florida
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West Plaza Lot
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The Times-Union Bureau ernment service since 1603. It "ing that"the building was the
ST. AUJGUSTINE The was the first governor's man- "most important pne" the board of directors of the St. sion in Florida and the first Restoration C om mis sio n Augustine Restoration Com- governor's house,'KBrewer would undertake; said, "We mission Tuesday was given said. Just before it was deed- need to find some way to get an outline of a proposed ed to the commission. several financi g." $790,000 restoration of Govern- years ago, it was-psed as U:S. Borrowing'Considered ment House here, considered post office. ne thing wondered was
one thing considered was
to be "one of !the most impor- Brewer said, "No doubt it is the possibility of borrowing teant buildings to restore in the most important building from the Internal Improvethe country." 'in St. Augustine" and added ment Fund. Mrs. C. D. TowCommission E x e cut i ve that historians hav~ to d him ers suggested a fund-raising Decjort radley Brewer pre- it is "one of the or- project, but the board desented plais for the orn- tant buildings in ferred action until after the ment House restoration along e2.. cntr . ot state considers the budget. with a proposed $1.4-millin I enium Last year's budget of budget for the 19691 bien- fo we said, $995,000 was cut pbout-in half nium With tkh exception of a The project all foril the II asked, "What f the budget $35000 carryover the.$790 ,00 restoration of the building on was cut- in half this-year?" for rebulding iGovernment the northeast corner: of the lot Brewer answered that it House was included .in the bordeiing St.. George and a- would be a difficultt selling budget request. .thedral streets and the razing jobbt one we have to do beBrewer said that the time of the structure on the south cause the commissio was so table called for completion o side which touches King hamstrung: by budget cuts the vast project by July 1, Steet. New buildings would' ast year." 1971, providing funds were be ,onstructed n th s p io.'* : Of the $1.4-4illion proposed ,granted and everything else resembling whdt was th e mit budget which will be submitwas favorable. Brewer said 1788-'It also inc ides a guard t tthe Cabinet next week,. the research .d be o- 'which will be set i o Lj the commission seeking alpleted by ., 1969, with west half of the dowitownlot.. most $1.2 million from the the dem of rcesay B members weres0m*e Legisature with remainbuildings.co ending at that what "skeptical' tat fiunids. der colleced ecity, time: Cstrution could be- would be granted and sug- county,- rent atd,, gin> in late 169 and take gested other possibilities if ticket sale aboutwpy~a 'to complete. the Legislature did not grant forth
The building, records show, the funds. July 1, 969, > r
haqsbeen iued.s'trictly in gov- Chairman H. E. Wolfe, not- through June 30, 1