Beginning in the mid-19th century, several generations of women suffrage supporters lectured, wrote, marched, lobbied, and practiced civil disobedience to achieve what many Americans considered a radical change to the Constitution – the right for women to vote. In 1918, Spanish Influenza swept the globe infecting one-third of the world’s population. Just like today, the severity of the pandemic was enough to temporarily shut down parts of the economy. The virus disproportionately affected young men, which in combination with World War I, created a shortage of labor. This gap enabled women to play a new and indispensable role in the…
Centuries of Endurance
The Ximenez-Fatio House has seen her fair share of trying times. Through war and disease to financial strife and family heartbreak, she has always endured. For 222 years this grand lady has stood the test of time and the tests of the many who have sought the safety and warmth of her hearths.
As we travel through this most recent struggle, we, her caretakers, would like to share her with those of you who are acclimating to this new normal of ‘virtual tourism’.
Please check back often as we update this page and add more info about this magnificent home, those who have crossed her thresholds and beautiful historic St. Augustine.