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St. Augustine in St. Johns County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Tovar House

Second Spanish Colonial Period, Built ca. 1791

 
 
Tovar House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, June 21, 2017
1. Tovar House Marker
Inscription.  The characteristic site plan of Spanish Colonial architecture is evident in the Tovar House which is situated on the street edge and the property is enclosed with a solid wall. Rectangular window openings, a front balcony, and coquina stone construction are other important Colonial characteristics. The building has been under stewardship of the St. Augustine Historical Society since 1918, and like other original Colonial buildings, its history is still being investigated. Spanish records reflect that an earlier building was located onsite and identifies it as a tabby structure which is different than quarried coquina stone. Archaeological and architectural research are ongoing that help to provide more information on the original building footprint and interior finishes.
 
Erected by City of St. Augustine.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureColonial Era. A significant historical year for this entry is 1791.
 
Location. 29° 53.281′ N, 81° 18.589′ W. Marker is in St. Augustine, Florida, in St. Johns County. Marker is on
Tovar House image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, June 21, 2017
2. Tovar House
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St. Francis Street just west of Marine Street, on the right when traveling west. This marker is located next to the Gonzalez Alvarez House marker. The actual house is located at St. Francis and Charlotte Streets. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 22 St Francis Street, Saint Augustine FL 32084, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. González-Alvarez House (here, next to this marker); Four Centuries----Five Flags (a few steps from this marker); St. Francis Barracks (a few steps from this marker); Saint Augustine’s Oldest House (a few steps from this marker); La Florida’s El Camino Real (a few steps from this marker); Gonzalez-Alvarez House (within shouting distance of this marker); State Arsenal (within shouting distance of this marker); British Military Headquarters 1767 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Augustine.
 
Tovar House Marker, González-Alvarez House Marker and the two houses image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, June 21, 2017
3. Tovar House Marker, González-Alvarez House Marker and the two houses
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 11, 2018, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 106 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 11, 2018, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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