ADA Compliance
The City of St. Augustine remains committed to providing accessibility to all and provides for handicapped accessible parking in the city. For a map of accessible parking locations, Click Here To notify the city regarding accessibility concerns contact: Will Franke, Building Official, Phn: 904.825.1065, Fax: 904.209.4335, Email:; or Todd Grant, Public Works Deputy Director, Phn: 904.825.1040, Fax: 904.209.4286, Email: You may also write either of these contacts at City of St. Augustine, P.O. Box 210, St. Augustine, FL 32085-0210.

Consumer Confidence Report
The City of St. Augustine remains committed to providing clean and safe drinking water. For the previous year's sampling results please click here. To notify the city regarding water treatment concerns contact: Patrick Timoney, Water Treatment Plant Supervisor, Phn: 904.825.1044, Fax: 904.823-2280, Email:; or, or write the City of St. Augustine, P.O. Box 210, St. Augustine, FL 32085-0210.

Great Floridians 2000

Anna Dummett

(1819 - 1899)

Anna Dummett was born to English parents either in the Bahaman or Barbados islands. The family came to Florida about 1830 and occupied a sugar plantation near present day Titusville. As the Second Seminole Indian War accelerated a few years later, the family moved to safety in St. Augustine. Dummett remained unmarried, but raised three sets of nieces and nephews, children of her sisters who married military officers. In 1845 she inherited the Garcia-Dummett House (now the St. Francis Inn) and operated it as a boarding house.

During the Civil War, she cared for the children of her brother-in-law General Hardee near the Confederate posts where he was encamped. She volunteered as a nurse to the troops and, according to the oral tradition, may have been a Confederate spy. In 1866 she returned to St. Augustine and helped found the Ladies’ Memorial Association, serving as president from that date until her death in 1899. She arranged for the land and funds necessary to establish the Confederate memorial on the Plaza. When the United Daughters of the Confederacy formed a chapter in St. Augustine, the women named the chapter after Anna Dummett.

Marker location
Garcia-Dummett House (St. Francis Inn) 279 St. George Street

Web site for the St. Francis Inn




< Return to Great Floridians


< Return Home