History of the Agustin Inn
The two-story, Victorian inspired residence at 29 Cuna Street was first constructed by Bernard Masters between 1899 and 1904. The original home was an “L” shape design with two brick stucco chimneys and a gable roof. Over the years, our St. Augustine Inn has undergone major remodeling and frame modifications – including a third level and elevator in recent years.
Bernard Masters was a wealthy cattleman and businessman who built numerous houses in the North City section of St. Augustine and on Cuna Street. His granddaughter occupied the residence for many years. Other notable occupants include Mrs. J.F. Guilmartin, superintendent of the Women’s Exchange, and William W. Haskell, branch manager of the Jacksonville Journal.
Remodeling over the years of the former vernacular building to its Spanish and Colonial Revival appearance included modification of the roof line, eliminating the overhang of the slopes and under the eaves. A wooden balcony continues to overlook the courtyard and a masonry wall now surrounds our St. Augustine Inn property.
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