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Tovar House


Location of sign -  St. Francis Street in St. Augustine Florida.


Photo taken- December 2008


Tovar House Marker

Photo courtesy of Jimmy Wayne


Text of sign:


Tovar House


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, and assistant surgeon, occupied the house. Geronimo Alvarez, who lived next door 

in the Gonzaliz-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.


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