Tourist wagon in front of the oldest House in the United States - St. Augustine, Florida.

Tourist wagon in front of the oldest House in the United States - St. Augustine, Florida.


Image Number

  • PC14283

Year

  • 19--?

Publication Info

  • St. Augustine, Fla. : Florida Souvenir Co., [19--?]

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General Note

  • Note number at top right: 5-N, number on back at top right: 67371.
  • Archaeological research indicates continuous occupation of the site from the early 1600s. Documentation in 1727 gives evidence of residency by Tomas Gonzales y Hernandez, a Canary Islander who, with his wife, Francisca de Guevarra, lived in the house until British occupation of Saint Augustine. After the structure had been vacant for 10 years, Major Joseph Peavett bought the property from Jesse Fish, adding portions of the upper story and making other improvements. The British officer died in 1786, and Spanish authorities sold the property in public sale to Geronimo Alvarez. The Oldest House, also known as the Gonzalez-Alvarez House, was later added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.
  • Accompanying note: "The Oldest House is the property of the St. Augustine Historical Society and Institute of Science. It is situated directly across from the State Arsenal on St. Francis St. The oldest House under four flags is open daily with guide in attendance."

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Physical Description

  • 1 postcard - hand-colored - 9 x 14 cm.

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Chicago Manual of Style

Wolfe, P. A. Tourist wagon in front of the oldest House in the United States - St. Augustine, Florida. 19--?. Hand-colored postcard, 9 x 14 cm. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/331873>, accessed 16 August 2018.

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Wolfe, P. A. Tourist wagon in front of the oldest House in the United States - St. Augustine, Florida. 19--?. Hand-colored postcard. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 16 Aug. 2018.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/331873>.

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(State Archives of Florida/Wolfe)