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Slater House: 1937

Slater House: 1937

1937. "Slater House, St. Augustine, St. Johns County, Florida. Dr. Chatelain's photographs. P.A. Wolfe, photographer." 8x10 inch acetate negative attributed to Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

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It's still there

105 St. George Street St. Augustine Florida

Florida county tag numbers

Funny how those Florida tag numbers stayed in my mind, though they did away with that scheme many years ago. I can remember our tag-number progression as we moved from place to place (my dad was always looking for a better airport).

So we started out in Fernandina Beach (Nassau County, 41), moved to Apalachicola (Franklin County, 59), then Marathon (Monroe County, 38), then Naples (Collier County, 64).

That's the point where my mom put her foot down and said no more moving!

Car registered in different county

Up until the late 1970's, the numbers before the dash on Florida license plates indicated the county of registration. In this case 11 means Alachua County (Gainesville), while St. Augustine is in St. Johns County with the number 20. The numbers were in order of the population in 1930, I believe, which meant that changes after that weren't reflected. Broward County (Ft. Lauderdale) started having problems toward the end of this scheme because they were number 10, and they started running out of room on the plates for numbers.


I'd like to hear the reasoning behind the shutters. Some are full height, some are half height and at least one window has both.

3 P's

Porch, Packard, Patina.

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