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

Tovar House

 
 
Tovar House Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, May 20, 2014
1. Tovar House Marker
Inscription.  
The infantryman José Tovar lived on this corner in 1763. The original site and size of his house remained unchanged during the British period, when John Johnson, a Scottish merchant, lived here. After the Spanish returned in 1784, José Coruña, a Canary Islander with his family, and Tomás Caraballo, an assistant surgeon, occupied the house. Geronimo Alvarez, who lived next door in the González-Alvarez House, purchased the property in 1791. It remained in his family until 1871. A later occupant was Civil War General Martin D. Hardin, USA.

The Tovar House has been owned by the St. Augustine Historical Society since 1918.

Sponsored by the Board of Commissioners of St. Johns County in cooperation with the Florida Department of State

 
Erected 1989 by Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-323.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1763.
 
Location. 29° 53.28′ N, 81° 18.619′ W. Marker is in St. Augustine, Florida, in
Tovar House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, May 24, 2014
2. Tovar House and Marker
The Tovar House is across the street from the St Francis Barracks
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St. Johns County. Marker is at the intersection of St Francis Street and Charlotte Street, on the right when traveling west on St Francis Street. 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. Gonzalez-Alvarez House (a few steps from this marker); Saint Augustine’s Oldest House (within shouting distance of this marker); La Florida’s El Camino Real (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Francis Barracks (within shouting distance of this marker); Four Centuries----Five Flags (within shouting distance of this marker); Llambias House (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Tovar House (within shouting distance of this marker); González-Alvarez House (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Augustine.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 19, 2014, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. This page has been viewed 420 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 19, 2014, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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