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

Father Miguel O'Reilly House

First Spanish Colonial Period, Built ca. 1690-1763

 
 
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By Jay Kravetz, June 6, 2017
1. Father Miguel O'Reilly House Marker
Inscription. A tabby interior wall provides evidence that a portion of this building remains from the First Spanish Period before coquina stone construction took its place. Tabby was a form of construction that produced a cement slurry with an aggregate of oyster shells whereas coquina stone was quarried and cut to size. Both of these types are represented as the building was enlarged and altered historically. Graciously left by Father O'Reilly to the Catholic Church for continued religious purposes, the building is now restored to an 1840s appearance interpreting the life and significance of the Sisters of St. Joseph whose mission was to educate the community's African American children.
 
Erected by City of St. Augustine.
 
Location. 29° 53.425′ N, 81° 18.675′ W. Marker is in St. Augustine, Florida, in Saint Johns County. Marker is on Aviles Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 131 Aviles St., Saint Augustine FL 32084, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cofradia Site Coquina Well (a few steps from this marker); Don Toledo/Gaspar Papy House (within shouting distance of this marker); Ximenez-Fatio House (within
Father Miguel O'Reilly House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jay Kravetz, June 6, 2017
2. Father Miguel O'Reilly House Marker
shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Ximenez-Fatio House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Nuestra Señora de la Soledad (about 300 feet away); Canova-Prince Murat House (about 400 feet away); The Segui-Kirby Smith House (about 400 feet away); St. Augustine Sea Wall (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Augustine.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Colonial Era
 
Father Miguel O'Reilly House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jay Kravetz, June 6, 2017
3. Father Miguel O'Reilly House Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 11, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 25, 2017, by Jay Kravetz of West Palm Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 25, 2017, by Jay Kravetz of West Palm Beach, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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