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Elsbeth Gordon, M.F.A.


Description of Research

Elsbeth Gordon

Elsbeth Gordon is currently working on several volumes about Florida's historic architecture for the University Press of Florida. The first volume, Florida's Colonial Architectural Heritage, spanned building activities from 1565 to 1821. The second volume is a manuscript-in-process that is about sacred spaces, 6,000 B. B. to 1950, in three parts: Indian, Spanish-English colonial, and Statehood.

Ms. Gordon received her Masters of Fine Arts in Architectural History from the University of Florida in 1975, and her BA in 1973 from the University of Florida. Her research interest in a recent article for El Escribano is the architectural history of Mission Nombre de Dios, the oldest Spanish mission in the United States.

Before her contract with the University Press, she restored a number of houses listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

She lives in St. Augustine.