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

Solana House

Second Spanish Colonial Period, Built ca. 1805

 
 
Solana House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, October 31, 2017
1. Solana House Marker
Inscription. The coquina stone, for construction of this and other Colonial structures in St. Augustine, was quarried on Anastasia Island and requires a stucco finish to protect the native shellstone from the elements. Several buildings are located on this site which now serves as an inn. The oldest building is represented in the full, two-story coquina stone building at the corner of Charlotte Street. Wooden buildings were constructed between 1883 and 1930 on the north side of the main building which were modified historically with a stucco finish. This was a common practice at the time to maintain the Spanish Colonial character. Manuel Solana served in the Spanish army as a Mounted Dragoon and the original house remained in the Solana family until 1867.
 
Erected by City of St. Augustine.
 
Location. 29° 53.461′ N, 81° 18.67′ W. Marker is in St. Augustine, Florida, in Saint Johns County. Marker is at the intersection of Charlotte Street and Cadiz Street, on the left when traveling north on Charlotte Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 20 Charlotte Street, Saint Augustine FL 32084, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ximenez-Fatio House (within shouting distance of this marker);
Solana House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, October 31, 2017
2. Solana House and Marker
a different marker also named The Ximenez-Fatio House (within shouting distance of this marker); Cofradia Site Coquina Well (within shouting distance of this marker); Father Miguel O'Reilly House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Segui-Kirby Smith House (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Segui-Kirby Smith House (within shouting distance of this marker); Don Toledo/Gaspar Papy House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Plaza Building (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 June 18, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 13, 2017, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 69 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 13, 2017, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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