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

Rodriguez-Avero-Sanchez House

(An Original House)

 
 
Rodriguez-Avero-Sanchez House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, March 24, 2017
1. Rodriguez-Avero-Sanchez House Marker
Inscription. Fernando Rodriguez, sergeant in the Spanish Army at the Castillo de San Marcos Fort, built his house on this site during the first Spanish occupation (1565-1763). In 1760, he commissioned Juan Perez, Master Builder, to add the northeast coquina room to his earlier wooden house. Antonia Avero inherited this property from Rodriguez in 1762 and fled to Cuba just before the British occupation of St. Augustine.

After the twenty year British occupation (1763-1783) Antonia was unsuccessful in reclaiming her "Little House of Stone." It was sold at public auction to Juan Sanchez in 1791 during the second Spanish occupation of St. Augustine.

Restoration of this house was begun in 1958 by Mr. and Mrs. Walter Scott Grawbuck, directed by Mr. William Jordan Daniell. The St. Augustine Historical Restoration and Preservation Commission, a Florida State Commission, authenticated this site and house historically and archaeologically in 1962. Its history and building plans are registered in the Library of Congress by the Historical American Building Survey.
 
Location. 29° 53.77′ N, 81° 18.794′ W. Marker is in St. Augustine, Florida, in Saint Johns County. Marker is on St George Street north of Cuna Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map
Rodriguez-Avero-Sanchez House image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, March 24, 2017
2. Rodriguez-Avero-Sanchez House
Marker listed can be seen on right side of entry.
. Marker is at or near this postal address: 52 St George St, Saint Augustine FL 32084, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rodriquez-Avero-Sanchez House (here, next to this marker); Casa Avero (a few steps from this marker); The Minorcan Heritage (within shouting distance of this marker); Oliveros House (within shouting distance of this marker); La Florida's El Camino Real (within shouting distance of this marker); Casa de Nicolas de Ortega (within shouting distance of this marker); A Microcosm of Urban Archaeology in Downtown St. Augustine, Florida (within shouting distance of this marker); Triay-Hall House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Augustine.
 
Regarding Rodriguez-Avero-Sanchez House. Added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places on April 16, 1971
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Rodriguez-Avero-Sanchez House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, March 24, 2017
3. Rodriguez-Avero-Sanchez House Marker
First Spanish Colonial Period, Built prior to 1761 This is a different marker located on the left side of entry.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 31, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 28, 2017, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 190 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 28, 2017, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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