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

Canova-Prince Murat House

Second Spanish Colonial Period, Built ca. 1815

 
 
Canova-Prince Murat House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jay Kravetz, June 6, 2017
1. Canova-Prince Murat House Marker
Inscription. Building patterns were influenced by the royal decree of 1573 to situate buildings and walls along the street edge for defensive purposes. The Prince Murat house is one of the remaining Spanish Colonial buildings and is significant for its characteristic colonial site plan and coquina stone construction protected under a stucco finish. Attic windows, or dormers, were a later addition and document the building's historic evolution. Napoleon's nephew, Prince Napoleon Achille Murat and Ralph Waldo Emerson were among the guests of owner Antonio Canova in 1827 when both visited St. Augustine for their health. Kenneth Dow acquired the property in 1941 and resided there for more than 40 years.
 
Erected by City of St. Augustine.
 
Location. 29° 53.382′ N, 81° 18.719′ W. Marker is in St. Augustine, Florida, in St. Johns County. Marker is at the intersection of St. George St. and Bridge Street, on the right when traveling south on St. George St.. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 250 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. Canova-Dow and Canova-de Medicis Houses (within shouting distance of this marker); Sisters of St. Joseph - Florida Motherhouse
Canova-Prince Murat House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jay Kravetz, June 6, 2017
2. Canova-Prince Murat House Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Oldest Presbyterian Church in Florida (within shouting distance of this marker); Nuestra Señora de la Soledad (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Don Toledo/Gaspar Papy House (about 300 feet away); Record Building (Cordova Apartments) (about 300 feet away); Father Miguel O'Reilly House (about 400 feet away); Cofradia Site Coquina Well (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Augustine.
 
Categories. ArchitectureColonial Era
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 2, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 15, 2017, by Jay Kravetz of West Palm Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 134 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 15, 2017, by Jay Kravetz of West Palm Beach, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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