Bluebeard Castle Grounds – St. Thomas VI

Project type: Civic Facilities
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Description

Civilian Conservation Corps (C.C.C.) laborers conducted grading and landscaping work on the Bluebeard Castle Hotel grounds. Improvements included the construction of additional sleeping quarters and a parking area. CCC workers also built a water storage system. “Since no well water is available it is necessary to catch all rain water which is stored in large cisterns under the buildings.”

 

 

Source notes

Annual Report of the Secretary of the Interior, For the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1937, By United States. Dept. of the Interior, Washington: 1937, P. 314.

Annual Report of the Secretary of the Interior, For the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1941, By United States. Dept. of the Interior, Washington: 1942, Report of the Governor of the Virgin Islands, p. 17.

Frederiksfort, "Bluebeard's Csstle" Bluebeard's Hill, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, Written Historical and Descriptive Data, Historic American Buildings Survey- National Park Service, Washington Planning and Service Center.(http://cdn.loc.gov/master/pnp/habshaer/vi/vi0000/vi0029/data/vi0029data.pdf), accessed on May 7, 2017.

National Archives and Records Administration, Record Group 55.3.5.

Short, Charles Wilkins, and Rudolph Stanley-Brown. Public buildings: A survey of architecture of projects constructed by federal and other governmental bodies between the years 1933 and 1939 with the assistance of the Public Works Administration. US Government Printing Office, 1939, p. 343.


Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish, Brent McKee on July 31, 2016.

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Location Info


Bluebeards Hill
St Thomas, VI 00802

Coordinates: 18.340511, -64.923756

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