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21 July 1983
Abbott Tract Historic District Wikipedia
The Abbott Tract Historic District is a U.S. historic district in St. Augustine, Florida. It is bounded by Matanzas Bay, Pine, San Marco, and Shenandoah Avenues. On July 21, 1983, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. It contains 124 historic buildings.
The Abbott Tract is a section of historic St. Augustine that dates to 1860 when Lucy Abbott, a young woman in her 20s, arrived in St. Augustine. She began purchasing land north of the Castillo de San Marcos, and by the 1870s, the astute businesswoman owned a large tract of land north of the city. She built nine structures in the area which still stand — the first house dates from 1861 and the last several from between 1885 and 1894. The Abbott Tract saw rapid development until 1904 when 126 houses lined the streets. The area’s development was primarily conceived, designed and developed for residential use. Source: UF students develop strategies to protect St. Augustine neighborhood, University of Florida News Roy Eugene Graham