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St. John ( L'Esperance Sugar Plantation )
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Title: St. John ( L'Esperance Sugar Plantation )
Series Title: Caribbean Volunteer Expeditions : drawings and reports, 1990 - 2012
Physical Description: Archival
Language: English
Creator: Caribbean Volunteer Expeditions
Publisher: Caribbean Volunteer Expeditions
Place of Publication: Corning, NY
Publication Date: 1995
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Source Institution: Caribbean Volunteer Expeditions
Holding Location: Caribbean Volunteer Expeditions
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System ID: AA00012428:00045

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L'Esperance, St. John, USVI Introduction In March of 1995, Caribbean Volunteer Expeditions spent several days measuring the ruins ofL'Esperance. The site is off the Centerline Road in the center of the St. John. Tom Kelley and the Virgin Islands National Park Service had very helpfully cleared some of the area, especially around the great house,which made our work much easier. However, much of the site was still quite overgrown, which made accurate measuring difficult. CVE prepared an over all site plan, drawings of some of the individual buildings, and took photographs We want to thank Tom Kelley, of the Virgin Islands National Park, and Steve Edwards for their help in this work. Our volunteers included : architects: Anne Hersh, Corning NY, Jane and Mike Frederick of Beaufort, SC, and engineer: Carl Berwanger of Ottawa, Canada. We also had the help of students from Gettysburg College, P A. Site Description The major buildings are located between two guts. The great house is near the center, with a kitchen and other walls to the north. An animal round is located about 35 feet to the southeast of the great house. A rectangular factory building, cistern and storage buildings are southwest of the house. A bridge indicates the entry to this plantation The site is on a slope, and there are many retaining walls throughout the area. A small cemetery is located north of the great house. Kitchen The kitchen is about 19 feet by 15 feet with a door and window. On the short walls, are raised ledges, one containing a brick arch which was part of an oven. The walls are 18 inches wide, and are rubble stone, with some plaster. The openings have large stones and bricks, and are splayed. The exterior comers have large rectangular blocks. The wall height is about 7 feet, and the masonry gable ends are intact. The building is on a hill, and the floor level in the rear is about three feet below grade.

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Related Walls near the Kitchen Behind the kitchen building is an oven, as well as other walls. Some of these are retaining walls, and many are partly caved in. Cemetery About 80 feet to the south of the kitchen was a cemetery. Remaining now are two very distinct tombs, one of which has an elaborate inscription. Another headstone exists also. GreatHouse The stone walls of a finely detailed great house remains on the site. Again the building is on a slope,and the northern wall is a below grade. The south side is above grade; and there is a gallery along this side. The building had a central opening at this level, with windows, which are splayed. Factory The factory is a rectangular building about 25 feet by 53 feet long, with one dividing wall near the center. The walls are about 6 feet high in places. The building was on a hillside, and the present grade inside the structure is about 5 or 6 feet below the exterior grade on the north side. Animal Round This structure consists of a retaining wall on the south defining a 63 foot circle. In the center are remians of a stone construction. Cistern and related buildings Right next to the factory is a small building with an attached cistern, which is about 9 feet by 9 feet. The interior is plastered and has a wooden pipe in the comer. Set at an angle to this structure, is another rectangular building about 27 by 16 feet, presumably a storage building. Bridge An arched bridge is at the western edge of the complex. This was built from stone and brick; presently it is in poor condition.

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L'ESPERANCE SUGAR PLANTATION STJOHN GREAT HOUSE FOUNDATION WALLS CVE 1995

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L'ESPERANCE SUGAR PLANTATION ST JOHN -KITCHEN, OVEN, ANIMAL ROUND, CEMETERY CVE 1995

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L'ESPERANCE SUGAR PLANTATION ST JOHN -BRIDGE, FACTORY, CISTERN CVE 199 5



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