“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
St. Augustine in Saint Johns County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)

Tovar House

Tovar House Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, May 20, 2014
1. Tovar House Marker
Inscription. The infantryman Jose Tovar lived on this corner in 1763. The original site and size of his house remained unchanged during the British period, when John Johnson, a Scottish merchant, lived here. After the Spanish returned in 1784, Jose Coruna, a Canary Islander with his family, and Tomas Caraballo, an assistant surgeon, occupied the house. Geronimo Alvarez, who lived next door in the Gonzalez-Alvarez House, purchased the property in 1791. It remained in his family until 1871. A later occupant was Civil War General Martin D. Hardin, USA.

The Tovar House has been owned by the St. Augustine Historical Society since 1918.

Sponsored by the Board of Commissioners of St. Johns County in cooperation with the Florida Department of State

Erected 1989 by Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-323.)
Location. 29° 53.28′ N, 81° 18.619′ W. Marker is in St. Augustine, Florida, in Saint Johns County. Marker is at the intersection of St Francis Street and Charlotte Street, on the right when traveling west on St Francis Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 22 St Francis Street, Saint Augustine FL 32084, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Tovar House image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, May 24, 2014
2. Tovar House
The Tovar House is across the street from the St Francis Barracks
are within walking distance of this marker. Gonzalez-Alvarez House (a few steps from this marker); St. Francis Barracks (within shouting distance of this marker); Fernandez-Llambias House (within shouting distance of this marker); Major Dade and His Command Monuments (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); 56 Park Place (about 800 feet away); Dade Pyramids (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cofradia Site Coquina Well (approx. 0.2 miles away); Elk's Rest (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Augustine.
Categories. Notable Buildings
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 19, 2014, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. This page has been viewed 293 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 19, 2014, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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