1. On April 20, 2015, Michael A. Conroy, Gainesville general contractor originally from California, demolished 105-year old Carpenter's House in St. Augustine, Florida, a unique Old Florida historic structure.
4. Carpenter's House and the other Kenneth Dow buildings were given to the Daytona Museum for exclusive use as a museum and restored with some $2 million in State of Florida Secretary of State historic preservation funds, including $30,000 stabilizing the Carpenter's House.
5. Michael A. Conroy applied for the building demolition permit and he helped OLD ISLAND HOTELS, INC. and DAVID BARTON CORNEAL by providing materially false and misleading testimony under oath February 19, 2015 to the St. Augustine Historic Architecture Review Board that resulted in a demolition order dated April 20, 2015.
15. Michael A. Conroy may have evaded Secretary of the Interior guidelines and hacked up the interiors of eight historic buildings built from 1790-1910, already destroying one of them.
16. Michael A. Conroy and DAVID BARTON CORNEAL are seeking a ten year tax holiday for putative "improvements" despite violating Secretary of the Interior guidelines and hacked up the interiors of eight historic buildings built from 1790-1910, already destroying one of them.
Here's Michael A. Conroy's claim to fame in Gainesville, the kind of ugly Florida developer monstrosity -- subsidized with millions of dollars of Gainesville taxpayer money. Wonder why a former Gainesville Regional Utilities Manager, St. Augustine's City Manager JOHN PATRICK REGAN, P.E., said he was "thrilled" with CORNEAL's purchase of the Dow property to First Coast News in November 2014? You tell me.