The Historic Peña-Peck House
How many houses in St. Augustine were built by order of a Spanish king
and later occupied by two British governors?
If your answer is just one, then you are correct. The Historic Peña-Peck House, built circa 1750 by order of King Ferdinand VI for Royal Spanish Treasurer Juan Estevan de Peña, and occupied by the Peck family descendants until 1931, is among the oldest colonial buildings in St. Augustine. The native coquina stone house later was the home of British Acting Governor John Moultrie followed by British Governor Patrick Tonyn. It is one of only 35 remaining First Spanish Period buildings (1565–1763) in St. Augustine.