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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

 
 
Father Miguel O'Reilly House Marker image. Click for full size.
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); Solana House (within shouting
Father Miguel O'Reilly House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jay Kravetz, June 6, 2017
2. Father Miguel O'Reilly House Marker
distance of this marker); Ximenez-Fatio House (within 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Augustine.
 
Categories. Churches & ReligionColonial Era
 
An additional Father Miguel O'Reilly House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jay Kravetz, June 6, 2017
3. An additional Father Miguel O'Reilly House Marker
The Father Miguel O’Reilly House Museum
Existing Tabby & Coquina Walls c. 1691
Lorenzo Jose De Leon Residence 1725
Father Miguel O’Reilly Parish Home 1784-1812
First Convent – Sisters of St. Joseph 1866
St. Joseph Academy 1876-1920

Operated by the Sisters of St. Joseph of St. Augustine, Fl.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 12, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 25, 2017, by Jay Kravetz of West Palm Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 82 times since then and 29 times this year. 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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