Nelmar Terrace Background: The Nelmar Terrace District covers all or parts of nine blocks, approximately 29 acres, with 100 contributing buildings and is roughly bordered by Hospital Creek on the east, San Marco Avenue on the west, San Carlos Avenue on the south and Milton and Alfred Streets on the north.
The topography of Nelmar Terrace is flat and only between five and ten feet above sea level. The neighborhood is further enhanced with mature magnolia, oak, pine, palm and willows. Oak canopies are along May, Magnolia and Nelmar streets with a palm row along Nelmar Street. These streets are the most picturesque in the city. The wideness (mostly 50') of the streets of the district give Nelmar Terrace a sense of place unique to St. Augustine.
Nelmar Terrace Construction and Architecture: The buildings in Nelmar Terrace are post 1913, when the former Raney Tract was re-subdivided and wholesale residential construction began. The period of development and architectural styles, including Bungalow, Colonial Revial, and Mediterranean styles are similar to Fullerwood Park. Residences on Nelmar Avenue; however, are larger and more detailed than any in the city north of San Carlos Avenue. The neighborhood includes small concentrations of buildings which appear to be have been built by building contractors from similar plans. A series of Colonial revival homes are concentrated along Nelmar Avenue between Douglas and Magnolia. Four Spanish style residences are located in the block east of Magnolia between Nelmar and Milton. Milton Steet between San Marco and Douglas contains a concentration of bungalows. May Street is the location of the Moorish Revival Adrian Pillars House, many bungalows and several Tudor-style residences.
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