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St. Augustine Town Plan Historic District

St. Augustine, Florida
County of St. Johns.
Downtown St. Augustine
National Register Number: 70000847
Resource type: District.
Property type: Historic District: Historical. The threat level was Watch in
Congressional District: FL-4 Certified Local Government: YES
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Current use/information: Historic District; See www.nps.gov.casa; http://macserver.stjohns.k12.fl.us/history/history.html.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - April 15, 1970):
St. Augustine, founded as a Spanish military base in 1565, is the oldest continuously occupied European settlement in the continental United States. Laid out around a central plaza, the present streets are all in the original town plan.

New and incompatible construction is occurring within the district. The National Park Service is working on a resurvey and restudy of the St. Augustine Town Plan Historic District to update and revise the National Historic Landmark documentation, in order to help the community of St. Augustine deal with new development

The Spanish Colonial Ximenez-Fatio House, built circa 1798, is a contributing building in the St. Augustine Town Plan National Historic Landmark District. Several hurricanes in the last decade, as well as previous inappropriate repairs, have damaged the buildingÂ’s exterior materials. In 2004, the Colonial Dames of America, who own the house, were awarded a $200,000 Save America's Treasures grant to address this damage.

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