Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“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)
 

Gonzalez-Alvarez House

(The Oldest House)

 
 
Gonzalez-Alvarez House Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, May 24, 2014
1. Gonzalez-Alvarez House Marker
Inscription. For more than three centuries this site has been occupied by St. Augustinians. Beginning about 1650, a succession of thatched wooden structures were their homes. This coquina stone house was built soon after the English burned St. Augustine in 1702, and originally was a one-story rectangle with two rooms. As times changed during the Spanish, British and American occupations, a wooden second story, an off-street porch, and other features were added. Preserved by St. Augustine Historical Society since 1918, the house became a registered national landmark in 1970.

Sponsored by the St. Johns County Historical Commission in cooperation with the Department of State

 
Erected 1986 by Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-311.)
 
Location. 29° 53.281′ N, 81° 18.607′ W. Marker is in St. Augustine, Florida, in Saint Johns County. Marker is on St Francis Street east of Charlotte Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14 St Francis Street, Saint Augustine FL 32084, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Francis Barracks (a few steps from this marker); Four Centuries----Five Flags
Gonzalez-Alvarez House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, May 24, 2014
2. Gonzalez-Alvarez House and Marker
The marker is to the far left in this view.
(a few steps from this marker); Tovar House (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Tovar House (within shouting distance of this marker); González-Alvarez House (within shouting distance of this marker); Llambias House (within shouting distance of this marker); Fernandez-Llambias House (within shouting distance of this marker); Garcia-Dummett House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Augustine.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
An additional nearby Gonzalez-Alvarez House Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, May 24, 2014
3. An additional nearby Gonzalez-Alvarez House Marker
Saint Augustine Historical Society
Saint Augustine’s Oldest House
The coquina walls of this authentic example of an early Spanish colonial home were built soon after the town was burned during the siege of 1702. Changes and aditions made by succeeding generations reflect the city’s history. Archaeology indicates continuous occupancy of this site by Europeans since the early 1600’s.
Preserved by the Saint Augustine Historical Society since 1918
1960
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 14, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 19, 2014, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. This page has been viewed 269 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 19, 2014, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
Paid Advertisement