L.T. Canova was a successful businessman who owned a saloon (the first in Florida it is claimed) where the DeNoel French pastry shop is located now at the corner of Artillery Lane and Charlotte Street. He also had a brand of cigars "L.T. Canova Specials" which featured a picture of his son, Lucian Spencer Canova. He may also have had an interest in the Jacksonville Brewery.
See the family bible regarding his marrage here.
Notes about L.T. Canova are from Roy Bower Also other information about Lucian, his marrage, and other Canovas are here.
According to research by "Leonard J. McCown" :
CENSUS: 1900 U.S. Census, St. Johns Co., Florida, Precinct 13, St. Augustine City, Spanish Street, House No. 31, Family 234, Family 255, 13 June 1900, page 67B. National Archives Microfilm T623, Roll 176. Lucian G. Canova. Head. White, male, born Jan. 1852, age 48. Married, 20 years. Born in Florida. Father born in Florida. Mother born in Florida. Saloon Keeper. Able to read and write. Speaks English. Home owned, free. House. Katherine Canova. Wife. White, female, born Mar. 1860, age 40. Married 20 years. Mother of 6 children, 1 living. Born in Florida. Father born in Florida. Mother born in Florida. Able to read and write. Speaks English. Lucian S. Canova. Son. White, male, born Sep. 1889, age 10. Single. Born in Florida. Father born in Florida. Mother born in Florida.