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Creation Date

6-15-2009

Building Name

Tovar House

Historic District

St Augustine Town Plan Historic District

Description

Tovar House Marker , St Augustine, FL

The text on the marker reads as:

" The infantryman Jose Tovar lived on this corner in 1763. The original site and size of his house remained unchanged during the British period, when John Johnson, a Scottish merchant lived here. After the Spanish returned in 1784, Jose Coruna, a Canary Islander with his family, and Tomas Caraballo, an assistant surgeon, occupied the house. Geronimo Alvarez, who lived next door in the Gonzalez-Alvarez House, purchased the property in 1791. It remained in his family until 1871. A later occupant was Civil War General Martin D. Hardin, USA. The Tovar House has been owned by the St. Augustine Historical Society since 1918."

Contributing Building - St Augustine Town Plan Historic District - National Register of Historic Places NRIS #70000847.

Sponsored or placed by: BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF ST. JOHNS COUNTY IN COOPERATION WITH THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF STATE

Latitude, Longitude

29.88791389, -81.31019444

Rights Statement

http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/

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