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Property Name St. Augustine Water Works
Reference Number 13001134
State Florida
County St. Johns
Town St. Augustine
Street Address 184 San Marco Avenue
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 2/5/2014
Areas of Significance Community Planning, Architecture
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The St. Augustine Water Works is locally significant under Criterion A in the area of Community/Planning and Development. Completed in 1898, the building is significant for its association with the Flagler Era, a period dating from the arrival of the great developer, Henry Morrison Flagler, in the Ancient City until his death in 1913. The Pumping Station is further significant at the local level under Criterion C for its embodiment of an important building type and its association with Jo Conn Guild, a nationally significant engineer and F.A. Hollingsworth, one of St. Augustine's most prominent architects. The 1928 conversion of the water works to a community center was perhaps the earliest adaptive use project in the history of St. Augustine. Site improvements included conversion of the aerating basin to a wading pool for children and construction of a low coquina concrete wall which runs along the San Marco side of the property.


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