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

The 1870 Hildreth House

 
 
The 1870 Hildreth House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, April 26, 2019
1. The 1870 Hildreth House Marker
Inscription.  To save it from pending demolition, this three-story, steep gable-roofed house was relocated to Old Town St. Augustine on December 7, 2004. This was not the first time the house had moved. In a former life it was the north wing of the Hildreth Plantation House in the historic Fullerwood section of St. Augustine. The Hildreth mansion was constructed in 1870. Prior to 1914, two wings were detached from the main house and moved - one to Grant Street and the other to Alfred Street. The structure seen here, relocated from Alfred Street six blocks to the north, is the only surviving detached wing of the huge mansion. The original 1870 Greek Revival house still stands at 65 Fullerwood a half mile north of this location. Architectural elements such as the jig-sawn balusters were added after its early 20th century relocation to give it its Queen Anne Victorian appearance. The Hildreth House is currently being restored by Historic Tours of America as a house museum for Old Town St. Augustine visitors. Here, you can visit the late 1800s practice of Dr. Percy Dreggors, Physician, Dentist & Undertaker who specializes in the painless removal of bullets and
The 1870 Hildreth House Marker<br>(<i>Hildreth House north wing in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, April 26, 2019
2. The 1870 Hildreth House Marker
(Hildreth House north wing in background)
teeth!

We look forward to opening this historic house for your next visit to Old Town St. Augustine.
Historic Tours of America® has been saving historic Florida buildings from the wrecking ball since 1973. This restoration is part of our ongoing commitment to Florida’s Heritage.

 
Erected by Historic Tours of America.
 
Location. 29° 54.502′ N, 81° 19.148′ W. Marker is in St. Augustine, Florida, in St. Johns County. Marker can be reached from San Marco Avenue (Florida Highway A1A) (Business U.S. 1) south of Dufferin Street. Marker is located near the St. Augustine History Museum parking lot, and directly in front of the subject house. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 167 San Marco Avenue, 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. Walk to Freedom (here, next to this marker); Arriving in Style (within shouting distance of this marker); Up in Smoke (within shouting distance of this marker); Viva Cuba! (within shouting distance of this marker); On With The Show (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry Flagler's "Winter Newport" (within shouting distance of this marker); Slaves No More
The 1870 Hildreth House (<i>north wing</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, April 26, 2019
3. The 1870 Hildreth House (north wing)
(within shouting distance of this marker); Chain Gangs (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Augustine.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Abel Adams Hildreth Plantation House
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 28, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 27, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 28, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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