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Villa Rosa
187 Oneida St.
St. Augustine, Florida
Frame Vernacular
IThe home was originally a product of the Henry Flagler-era real estate boom in St. Augustine. 187 Oneida St.is a
Frame Vernacular called Villa Rosa.  William Warden, a director of the
St. Augustine Improvement Company and built
Castle Warden, sold the Villa Rosa property to Heth Canfield, the President of the St. Augustine Improvement Company.
Villa Rosa is an example of late 19th century architecture.   As President of St. Augustine Improvement Company, with
the cooperation of Henry Flagler, he directed the dredging of Maria Sanchez Creek to create what is now called the
Maria Sanchez Lake.

Villa Rosa overlooks the marshes of Maria Sanchez Creek and lies within the Lincolnville National Register Historic
District.  Although some remodeling is evident, much of the house remains true to a floor plan drawn in the early
twentieth century.

At the time of World War I, a number of silent movies were made here, starring such legends as Billie Burke, Rudolph
Valentino and Ethel Barrymore. ''A Florida Enchantment''  65-minute silent film was shot in 1914, much of it on the
grounds of Lincolnville's Three Oaks/Villas Rosa estate at the corner of Oneida and Duero. During World War I, several
movies were made on these grounds starring such stellar personalities as Billie Burke and Ethel Barrymore.

In the 1930s and 1940s, Villa Rosa served as a nursing home for nuns. Sister Esther Carlotta ran the home
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