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Casa Horruytiner
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
Assisted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Biologist Marine
N 29° 53.500 W 081° 18.763
17R E 469806 N 3306822
Quick Description: A historical marker about Casa Horruytiner, also known as the Lindsley House, is located in St. Augustine, Florida.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 3/6/2010 9:41:27 PM
Waymark Code: WM8BDD
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member paintfiction
Views: 16
Created From:
 Lindsley House - St. Augustine, FL - posted by Biologist Marine

Long Description:
The historical marker reads as follows:

"Pedro Horruytiner y Pueyo was the first documented owner of this house, a member of a prominent Spanish family. Don Pedro Benedit Horruytiner and Don Luis de Horruytinerwere governors of Florida during the First Spanish Period (1565-1763). It remained in their family until the time of the British occupation in 1763. Through the centuries many distinguished Spanish, British and American military, government and professional leaders have resided here."

"This home, one of the oldest in St. Augustine, have 12" thick exterior and interior walls constructed of "Coquina," a porous native shell stone. It has survived storms and fires that engulfed the city in earlier years. The house and courtyard wall, built right up to the street, reflect requirements of royal decrees for New World towns issued by the King of Spain in 1573."

"In the southeast corner of the courtyard wall is a section of "Tabby" which is made of whole oyster shells. It is the last known free standing wall of this type in St. Augustine dating back to the first Spanish Period."

From the Florida Division of Historical Resources website:

"St. Augustine LINDSLEY HOUSE 214 St. George St. 18th century. Spanish Colonial elements. 2 and a half stories, masonry, stuccoed, 2 narrow, wood-covered balconies on south and east facades, stepped gable ends. Used today for receptions. Private. N.R. 1971."

Marker Number: None

Date: None

County: St Johns

Marker Type: Plaque

Sponsored or placed by: Unknown

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