Ximenez-Fatio House - St. Augustine, FL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
N 29° 53.473 W 081° 18.697
17R E 469912 N 3306772
Quick Description: The Ximenez-Fatio House is an historic boarding house made of coquina stone circa 1798 in St. Augustine, Florida. It is now used as a history museum.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 4/19/2016 6:01:53 AM
Waymark Code: WMQZET
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member the federation
Views: 7

Long Description:
According to the "Drive the Old Spanish Trail" (visit link) website, the Ximenez-Fatio House is one of several must-see stops on the OST.

"Ximenez-Fatio House Museum is one of the best-preserved and most authentic Second Spanish Period (1783-1821) residential buildings in St. Augustine, Florida. In 1973, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places. It was designated a Florida Heritage Landmark in 2012. The museum complex sits just south of the city's central Plaza de la Constitución at 20 Aviles Street (formerly Hospital Street), the oldest archaeologically documented street in the United States. It is located at the center of Old Town, the city's oldest continuously occupied community. Since 1939, the property has been privately owned and managed by The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in The State of Florida (NSCDA-FL). Through their efforts, it was restored and interpreted to reflect its function as a fashionable boarding house during Florida's first tourist boom, which began after 1821. The property is a historic house museum, furnished and presented to tell stories of the visitors who lodged there, the women who owned and managed it, and how people lived during Florida's territorial period."

--Wikipedia (visit link)
Submission Criteria:

Distinctive or Significant Interest

Website with More Information: [Web Link]

Address of Waymark:
20 Aviles Street
St. Augustine, FL USA

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