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

The Ximenez-Fatio House

 
 
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By Tim Fillmon, March 7, 2014
1. The Ximenez-Fatio House Marker
Inscription.  This two-story coquina house and detached kitchen was built for Spanish merchant Andres Ximenez ca. 1798 for use as a general store, tavern, and family residence. After Florida became a U.S. Territory in 1821, Margaret Cook bought the property in 1823 and, with Eliza Whitehurst, operated it as "Mrs. Whitehurst's Boarding House." Sarah Petty Anderson bought the house in 1838 and in 1851 she retained Louisa Fatio to manage it as a boarding house. Fatio bought the property four years later and ran it as a fashionable inn for twenty years, providing lodging for Florida's earliest tourists who came seeking a healthier climate. In 1939, the Fatio heirs sold the house to the National Society of Colonial Dames of America-Florida for use as a house museum. Considered one of St. Augustine's best preserved Spanish colonial dwellings, the Ximenez-Fatio House depicts the boarding house lifestyle of Florida's Territorial/Early Statehood Period. It is one of the first museums in America to interpret 19th century women's history. Multiple archaeological excavations document the property's occupation by the Native Americans, Spanish, and British. A rare Spanish
The Ximenez-Fatio House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, March 7, 2014
2. The Ximenez-Fatio House and Marker
Caravaca cross (ca 1650) was found on this site.
A Florida Heritage Landmark

 
Erected 2012 by The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Florida and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-745.)
 
Location. 29° 53.47′ N, 81° 18.692′ W. Marker is in St. Augustine, Florida, in St. Johns County. Marker is on Aviles Street north of Cadiz Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 20 Aviles 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. A different marker also named Ximenez-Fatio House (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named The Ximenez-Fatio House (here, next to this marker); The Segui-Kirby Smith House (within shouting distance of this marker); Solana House (within shouting distance of this marker); Sons of St. Augustine (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Segui-Kirby Smith House (within shouting distance of this marker); Cofradia Site Coquina Well (within shouting distance of this marker); Father Miguel O'Reilly House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Augustine.
 
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 Ximenez-Fatio House Museum. (Submitted on March 28, 2016.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 10, 2019. This page originally submitted on March 27, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 189 times since then. Last updated on December 10, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 27, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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