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

Canova-Dow and Canova-de Medicis Houses

Territorial Period, Built ca. 1840

 
 
Canova-Dow and Canova-de Medicis Houses Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, October 31, 2017
1. Canova-Dow and Canova-de Medicis Houses Marker
Inscription. These two buildings, at 42 and 46 Bridge Street, are among the few Territorial Period buildings left in the city which represent the time period between 1821 and 1845. Antonio Canova purchased the property and built these structures for his sons. Differing characteristics between the buildings reflect the transitional nature of the Territorial Period, with the ashlar scored stucco on one house carrying the British Colonial tradition and the beaded weatherboard siding on the other moving toward the Victorian traditional of wood framing and finishes. The buildings were purchased and expanded by Amos Spear in 1877. Later owners of 46 included the de Medicis. Kenneth Dow acquired the properties in 1946 to ensure their preservation.
 
Erected by City of Augustine.
 
Location. 29° 53.374′ N, 81° 18.749′ W. Marker is in St. Augustine, Florida, in Saint Johns County. Marker is on Bridge Street east of Cordova Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 42-46 Bridge Street, Saint Augustine FL 32084, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Record Building (Cordova Apartments) (within shouting distance of this marker); Canova-Prince Murat House
Canova-Dow and Canova-de Medicis Houses Marker and house image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, October 31, 2017
2. Canova-Dow and Canova-de Medicis Houses Marker and house
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Oldest Presbyterian Church in Florida (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Nuestra Señora de la Soledad (about 300 feet away); Don Toledo/Gaspar Papy House (about 500 feet away); St. Mary's Missionary Baptist (about 500 feet away); 64 Washington Street (about 500 feet away); Father Miguel O'Reilly House (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Augustine.
 
Also see . . .  Canova House. (Submitted on December 15, 2017, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.)
 
Categories. ArchitectureSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 18, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 15, 2017, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 55 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 15, 2017, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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