Elsbeth “Buff” Gordon

Johanna Lawshea

Elsbeth “Buff” Gordon is an architectural historian living in St. Augustine. She is the author of Florida’s Colonial Architectural Heritage and Heart and Soul of Florida: Sacred Sites and Historic Architecture. Walking St. Augustine: An Illustrated Guide and Pocket History to America’s Oldest City (A Florida Quincentennial Book) (University Press of Florida) is her vibrantly rendered, easy-to-use, and color-coded guide, which vividly retells landmark events, highlights areas of architectural or historic interest, delves into the genealogy of the multicultural families that have made St. Augustine home, and offers human stories and heritage recipes passed down through the centuries.