Lindsley House - St. Augustine, FL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
N 29° 53.500 W 081° 18.763
17R E 469806 N 3306822
Quick Description: Located less than a block off the OST is the historic Lindsley House, also known as the Horruytiner House. It is located on St. George Street in St. Augustine, Florida.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 6/26/2016 5:00:08 AM
Waymark Code: WMRJ3W
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member the federation
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Long Description:
"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."

--Source: Florida Division of Historical Resources

A plaque on this historic house 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."
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Distinctive or Significant Interest

Website with More Information: [Web Link]

Address of Waymark:
214 St. George Street
St. Augustine, FL USA

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