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Across the street from the General Kirby House, which is now the home to the Historic Society is the Hamblen- Holiday Building. We are in the process of being renovated and recently completed a facelift to the exterior.  Built in 1864 and 1885, the building is actually 2 warehouse buildings built by Hamblen Hardware that were joined together and renovated into artist studio spaces   starting in the 1930's. This building now houses retail spaces/galleries on  Aviles Street and Charlotte Street and artists' studios and apartments on the 2nd and 3rd floors.

digital photos taken by perpetualcool 2010-2020

Welcome to Aviles Street, St Augustine, Florida, 32084
Aviles Street is the Oldest Street in the USA located in the Oldest City in         the USA and rich in local art, history and culture. Aviles Street is located in Old Town on the south side of the plaza between St. George and Charlotte Streets. We have the best local art galleries on Aviles Street as well as       history museums and restaurants where you can enjoy outdoor dining

On this oldest street, Aviles Streetdiscover everything our street has to offer including street side dining and cocktails as well as historic museums, shops with gifts and antique prints, and several art galleries featuring local artists and craftsmen and much more!

​ Aviles Street in St Augustine Florida is the original art district as well as the location for an early church, cemetary, a jail, hospitals, a playhouse, boarding houses and schools. Through the years there have been restaurants and shops and memorable people selling their wares.  Later in the 1960's it was the original location of the Tropical Tradewinds Lounge. Aviles Street was renovated  a few years ago with help from the city and was made  sidewalk cafe friendly and now is the home to bar and  restaurants with sidewalk seating.