Governor’s House Library
Governor’s House Library is managed jointly by UF Historic St. Augustine, Inc., and the UF George A. Smathers Libraries with the mission of preserving and providing access to the historical resources that enhance our understanding and appreciation of the St. Augustine’s built heritage. Primarily created by a defunct state agency, the Historic St. Augustine Preservation Board, the collections in the Governor’s House Library document the city’s built environment and provide invaluable historical information about the city and its inhabitants through time.
You’ll find them on the Hyppo on St. George Street, on homes near the Oldest House, and even on some of the restaurants in the Colonial Quarter. They’re called rejas. They’re a Spanish architectural feature that serves both a decorative and particularly practical purpose…
Access digitized material from the Governor’s House Library collections wherever you are on the Historic St. Augustine collection through University of Florida Digital Collections.
Explore the history of the Historic St. Augustine Preservation Board through this ArcGIS StoryMap and learn more about their four decade effort to transform St. Augustine’s downtown.