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

Tovar House

Second Spanish Colonial Period, Built ca. 1791

 
 
Tovar House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, June 21, 2017
1. Tovar House Marker
Inscription. The characteristic site plan of Spanish Colonial architecture is evident in the Tovar House which is situated on the street edge and the property is enclosed with a solid wall. Rectangular window openings, a front balcony, and coquina stone construction are other important Colonial characteristics. The building has been under stewardship of the St. Augustine Historical Society since 1918, and like other original Colonial buildings, its history is still being investigated. Spanish records reflect that an earlier building was located onsite and identifies it as a tabby structure which is different than quarried coquina stone. Archaeological and architectural research are ongoing that help to provide more information on the original building footprint and interior finishes.
 
Erected by City of St. Augustine.
 
Location. 29° 53.281′ N, 81° 18.589′ W. Marker is in St. Augustine, Florida, in Saint Johns County. Marker is on St. Francis Street just west of Marine Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. This marker is located next to the Gonzalez Alvarez House marker. The actual house is located at St. Francis and Charlotte Streets. Marker is at or near this postal address: 22 St. Francis Street, Saint Augustine FL 32084, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Tovar House image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, June 21, 2017
2. Tovar House
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gonzalez-Alvarez House (here, next to this marker); Four Centuries----Five Flags (a few steps from this marker); St. Francis Barracks (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Gonzalez-Alvarez House (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Tovar House (within shouting distance of this marker); Llambias House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fernandez-Llambias House (about 300 feet away); Garcia-Dummett House (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Augustine.
 
Also see . . .  Photo tour of Tovar House. (Submitted on January 11, 2018, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.)
 
Categories. ArchitectureColonial Era
 
Tovar House Marker, Gonzalez-Alvarez House Marker and the two houses image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, June 21, 2017
3. Tovar House Marker, Gonzalez-Alvarez House Marker and the two houses
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 16, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 11, 2018, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 51 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 11, 2018, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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