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Estate Whim, Windmill, Centerline Road, Whim, St. Croix, VI

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Summary

Significance: The date of construction of the Windmill, Estate Whim has not been ascertained. A windmill is shown on the identical site on the detailed Oxholm survey of Frederiksted & surroundings dated 1778. The mill departs from the norm in the large size of the opening. In the batter of its walls it corresponds to the Virgin Islands mills of the early 19th century while the architectural decoration of the mill is not inconsistent with an earlier date of construction. The mill tower was converted into a water storage tank at an unknown date. All openings were walled up & the interior walls & floor given a cement plaster finish. The fill in walls were removed in 1964 as an initial step in restoring the mill tower.
Survey number: HABS VI-49-B
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 76001858

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Date

1933 - 1970
person

Contributors

Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Smalling, Walter, photographer
Gjessing, F C, delineator
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Location

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Source

Library of Congress
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No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html

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