Gonzalez-Alvarez House

Gonzalez-Alvarez House (HM24M5)

Location: St. Augustine, FL 32084 St. Johns County
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 53.281', W 81° 18.589'

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First Spanish Colonial Period, Built 1727, enlarged after 1763

This building is significant because of the site's early Spanish Colonial history and architectural features that represent both Spanish periods and the British period. A significant restoration based in archaeological, documentary and physical evidence ensured the building's accurate interpretation of these time periods but required removal of a Victorian-era tower, apartment addition, and chimney. The building form follows a version of the traditional "St. Augustine Plan" including the street front orientation, an integrated loggia facing the private space of the property, and coquina stone construction all of which were adaptations to the local climate.

Designated as a National Historic Landmark by the U.S. Department of the Interior.
HM NumberHM24M5
Placed ByCity of St. Augustine
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 at 10:04am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 470085 N 3306417
Decimal Degrees29.88801667, -81.30981667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 53.281', W 81° 18.589'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 53' 16.86" N, 81° 18' 35.34" W
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Area Code(s)904
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-14 St Francis St, St. Augustine FL 32084, US
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