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

Don Toledo/Gaspar Papy House

Second Spanish Colonial Period, Built 1803-1817

 
 
Don Toledo/Gaspar Papy House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jay Kravetz, June 6, 2017
1. Don Toledo/Gaspar Papy House Marker
Inscription. Following the typical model of Spanish Colonial site planning, this structure is situated on the street edge and features coquina stone construction with a protective stucco finish. The exposed fireplace is a reminder of another structure that was once attached to the building both of which are built by Gaspar Papy, one of the Greek emigrants that left the Turnbull colony in New Smyrna for St. Augustine in 1777. The Papy family owned the property until after the Civil War, and the building was then marketed as a tourist destination claiming fame as the 16th century home of Don Toledo. It was acquired by the Sisters of St. Joseph in 1928 and subsequently rehabilitated to its present form in the 1940s and remains in their stewardship.
 
Erected by City of St. Augustine.
 
Location. 29° 53.409′ N, 81° 18.671′ W. Marker is in St. Augustine, Florida, in Saint Johns County. Marker is on Aviles Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 36 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. Father Miguel O'Reilly House (within shouting distance of this marker); Cofradia Site Coquina Well (within
Don Toledo/Gaspar Papy House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jay Kravetz, June 6, 2017
2. Don Toledo/Gaspar Papy House Marker
shouting distance of this marker); Canova-Prince Murat House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ximenez-Fatio House (about 400 feet away); Nuestra Señora de la Soledad (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named The Ximenez-Fatio House (about 400 feet away); The Oldest Presbyterian Church in Florida (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. ArchitectureChurches & ReligionColonial Era
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 11, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 7, 2017, by Jay Kravetz of West Palm Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 66 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 7, 2017, by Jay Kravetz of West Palm Beach, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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