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

González-Alvarez House

First Spanish Colonial Period, Built ca. 1727, enlarged after 1763

 
 
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By Tim Fillmon, June 21, 2017
1. González-Alvarez House Marker
Inscription.  
This building is significant because of the site's early Spanish Colonial history and architectural features that represent both Spanish periods and the British period. A significant restoration based in archaeological, documentary and physical evidence ensured the building's accurate interpretation of these time periods but required removal of a Victorian-era tower, apartment addition, and chimney. The building form follows a version of the traditional "St. Augustine Plan" including the street front orientation, an integrated loggia facing the private space of the property, and coquina stone construction all of which were adaptations to the local climate.

Designated as a National Historic Landmark by the U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
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 1727.
 
Location. 29° 53.281′ N, 81° 18.589′ W. Marker is in St. Augustine, Florida, in St. Johns County. Marker is on St. Francis Street
González-Alvarez House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, June 21, 2017
2. González-Alvarez House and Marker
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just west of Marine Street, on the right when traveling west. The Tovar House marker is located next to this one. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14 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. Tovar 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.
 
Also see . . .  González-Alvarez House. (Submitted on January 11, 2018, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.)
 
 
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 134 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 11, 2018, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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