The Ximenez-Fatio House

The Ximenez-Fatio House (HM1RAM)

Location: Saint Augustine, FL 32084 St. Johns County
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 53.47', W 81° 18.692'

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This two-story coquina house and detached kitchen was built for Spanish merchant Andres Ximenez ca. 1798 for use as a general store, tavern, and family residence. After Florida became a U.S. Territory in 1821, Margaret Cook bought the property in 1823 and, with Eliza Whitehurst, operated it as "Mrs. Whitehurst's Boarding House." Sarah Petty Anderson bought the house in 1838 and in 1851 she retained Louisa Fatio to manage it as a boarding house. Fatio bought the property four years later and ran it as a fashionable inn for twenty years, providing lodging for Florida's earliest tourists who came seeking a healthier climate. In 1939, the Fatio heirs sold the house to the National Society of Colonial Dames of America-Florida for use as a house museum. Considered one of St. Augustine's best preserved Spanish colonial dwellings, the Ximenez-Fatio House depicts the boarding house lifestyle of Florida's Territorial/Early Statehood Period. It is one of the first museums in America to interpret 19th century women's history. Multiple archaeological excavations document the property's occupation by the Native Americans, Spanish, and British. A rare Spanish Caravaca cross (ca 1650) was found on this site.
Marker NumberF-745
Year Placed2012
Placed ByThe National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Florida and the Florida Department of State
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Date Added Monday, March 28th, 2016 at 1:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 469920 N 3306766
Decimal Degrees29.89116667, -81.31153333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 53.47', W 81° 18.692'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 53' 28.2" N, 81° 18' 41.52" W
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Area Code(s)904
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 18-20 Aviles St, Saint Augustine FL 32084, US
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