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Florida circa 1937. "Old Spanish Inn, 43 George Street, St. Augustine. Dr. Chatelain's photographs. P.A. Wolfe, photographer." Fireplace in the "Grass Novelty Shop" of the Old Spanish Inn, also known as the De Mesa-Sanchez House. Acetate negative, Frances Benjamin Johnston collection. View full size.