St. Augustine’s Most Threatened Historic Places: 2004

Knights of Columbus Hall

Threatened Structures

St. Benedict the Moor School

Villa Rosa

Echo House

Clark -Worley House

Knights of Columbus Hall

Threatened Features

La Punta Community
Mission Archeological Site 

The City’s Brick Streets

The City’s Civil Rights

Ponce de Leon Golf Course

Threatened Districts

Lincolnville National
Register District

The Block Bounded by Genoply and Alfred Streets

This one-story building located at 121 Arredondo Avenue in Davis Shores Subdivision, was built between 1925 and 1927 during the extravagant Florida Land Boom of the 1920s.
It is one of the eleven original buildings in the Davis Shores subdivision. Built by D. P. “Doc” Davis as the “temporary” real estate sales office of Davis Shores, it can be considered the birthplace of Davis Shores, St. Augustine’s leading development of that era. Ironically, it has survived over 70 years. In recent years it was owned by the Knights of Columbus, a Catholic fraternal service organization, and served as a meeting place. In February of this year new owners sought and received a demolition permit from the City’s Historic Architectural Review Board promising to place commemorative plaques on the site. Its noble role of serving the community as a social gathering place seems to be terminated since it has been sold yet again to developers who have put up “for sale” signs on each of its six residentially zoned lots.