Abbott Tract has the highest percentage of pre-1930 buildings in St. Augustine and the largest concentration of nineteenth century architecture in the city, with eighty of the buildings having been built between 1839 and 1899. Water Street is home to architecturally diverse buildings with examples of Queen Anne, Colonial Revival and Mediterranean Revival along with nineteenth century vernacular. This area gets it's name from local business woman, Lucy Abbott who settled in St. Augustine in 1860 and systematically bought land in the area eventually owning a large tract of land in the north city area. The Abbott Tract is on the National Register of Historical Places.
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