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State Archives of Florida
Historic Peck House in St. Augustine.
, Series 1047, Box 6, Folder 2
Shelf number: S1047B6F2.
The Peck House (a.k.a. Old Spanish Treasury), built of native coquina stone, was constructed circa 1750 by order of the King of Spain to be the residence of his royal Treasurer, Juan Esteban de Pena. Dr. Seth Peck acquired the house in 1837; his granddaughter, Anna Gardener Burt, lived there 81 years. Upon Miss Anna's death in 1931, she willed the property to the city of St. Augustine to be exhibited to the public as a house museum.
An historical marker on the grounds reads, "The stone walls of this building date from before 1750 and were a part of a house owned by the Royal Treasurer late in the First Spanish Period. During the British Period it served for a time as the home of Governor John Moultrie. In 1837 Dr. Seth S. Peck purchased the house and rebuilt it using the old walls and adding the frame second-story. It remained in the Peck family until willed to the City in 1931. A generous grant from the Flagler Foundation permitted extensive restoration in 1968."
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Chicago Manual of Style
Gaines, James L. Historic Peck House in St. Augustine. 1979. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/296094>, accessed 27 June 2022.
Gaines, James L. Historic Peck House in St. Augustine. 1979. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/296094>
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(State Archives of Florida/Gaines)