St. Augustine in St. Johns County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Government House: National Signiﬁcance
Casa Gubernamental: Signiﬁcado Nacional
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The whitewashed coquina governor’s mansion with a crenellated tower was the colonial seat of government ca. 1713-1821.
View of the Governor’s House at St. Augustine, in E. Florida, Nov. 1764.
Anonymous painting published in Elizabeth K. Gordon, Florida’s Colonial Architectural Heritage, 2002, University Press of Florida.
Courtesy British Library
La mansión del gobernador, con sus paredes de coquina blanqueadas y una torre almenada, fue la sede del gobierno colonia hacia 1713-1821.
Erected by University of Florida Historic St. Augustine, Inc.
Location. 29° 53.547′ N, 81° 18.783′ W. Marker is in St. Augustine, Florida, in St. Johns County. Marker is on Cathedral Place. Touch for map. Marker is located on the grounds of the Governor's House Cultural Center and Museum, in the small courtyard at the southeast corner of the Government House, near the building's east entrance. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Augustine FL 32084, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Government House and the Plaza (a few steps from this marker); Balcón de los Reyes (a few steps from this marker); Coquina in These Walls (within shouting distance of this marker); Government House: Legacy of Authority (within shouting distance of this marker); 8 inch Columbiad (within shouting distance of this marker); Andrew Young Crossing (within shouting distance of this marker); Plaza de la Constitución Prisoners of War in St. Augustine During the American Revolution (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Augustine.
More about this marker. Marker is a large rectangular composite plaque, mounted horizontally on waist-high metal posts.
Regarding Government House: National Significance. National Register of Historic Places (2013) #13000812
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Government House, St. Augustine, Florida
Also see . . .
1. National Register of Historic Places Nomination (2013) #13000812. In 1937, Government House was renovated by Jacksonville architect Mellen Clark Greeley as a Works Progress Administration (WPA) project. The U.S. Postal Service continued to use the building until 1965, when a new post office building was constructed. (Submitted on December 17, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Government House. The last governor to use the house was Enrique White during the Second Spanish Period; he died in 1811. By the time Florida was annexed by the United (Submitted on December 17, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
3. Government House. In 1937, the Works Progress Administration remodeled the courthouse as "United States Post Office & Customs House." The 1935 architectural plans depict "old coquina stone walls" which may date to St. Augustine's first Spanish colonial period. Outlines of windows and exposed coquina limestone of those old walls are visible on today's north, east, and south facades. The new concrete-encased steel-frame wing flanked a walled courtyard on the east, a driveway to loading docks on the west. Offices of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agriculture Extension Service and Postal Inspector lined a separate oak-floored hallway. In the old building, a marble-paneled corridor led into stately high-ceilinged offices of the Civil Service Commission, Public Health, and Customs, which opened onto a shaded gallery over the courtyard. (Submitted on December 17, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Categories. • Architecture • Colonial Era •
Credits. This page was last revised on December 29, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 16, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 47 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on December 16, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 17, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. 7. submitted on December 27, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.