González-Alvarez House - St. Augustine, FL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
N 29° 53.281 W 081° 18.598
17R E 470070 N 3306417
Quick Description: The González-Alvarez House, located in St. Augustine, Florida, USA, is the oldest surviving Spanish Colonial dwelling in the state of Florida.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 4/19/2016 5:52:06 AM
Waymark Code: WMQZER
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member the federation
Views: 6

Long Description:
"Located at 14 St. Francis, the Oldest House (the Gonzalez-Alvarez house) dates back to the late 1500s. Purchased by the St. Augustine Historical Society in 1918, the house has been sensitively restored to reveal its many periods. An attraction since the 1920s, the Oldest House is must-see stop on the OST."

--Drive the Old Spanish Trail

"The site has been occupied since the 1600s and the present house dates to the early 1700s. Since 1893 visitors have toured the house to see evidence of the Spanish, British and American occupations of St. Augustine and to learn how the residents lived. In 1970 the U.S. Department of the Interior designated the house a National Historic Landmark."

--Orlando Sentinel

The house is located at 14 St. Francis Street in St. Augustine. It is listed as circa 1727 on a plaque on the house but on the internet as circa 1723 (original portion of the house), 1775-1786, 1790. The structure has a stone vernacular. The original one-story house (circa 1723 according to several internet sites) had coquina (broken coral and shell) walls and floors of tabby (oyster shells mixed with lime). A frame 2nd floor was added later. This house is a fine example of the area's 18th-century vernacular architectural evolution.

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Distinctive or Significant Interest


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Address of Waymark:
14 St. Francis Street
St. Augustine, FL USA
32084


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