Among the first of many duties of the Spanish officials upon their return to St. Augustine after an absence of twenty years was to examine and perform necessary repairs to the public buildings. Many of these had fallen into disrepair during the latter years of the British tenure.
Ware, John D.
"St. Augustine, 1784: Decadence and Repairs,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 48:
2, Article 7.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol48/iss2/7