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Hacienda Azurarera Santa Elena, Sugar Mill Ruins, 1.44 miles North of PR Route 2 Bridge Over Rio De La Plata, Toa Baja, Toa Baja Municipio, PR

Hacienda Azurarera Santa Elena, Sugar Mill Ruins, 1.44 miles North of PR Route 2 Bridge Over Rio De La Plata, Toa Baja, Toa Baja Municipio, PR



Significance: The ruins are the only extant remains pertaining to an industrial building in Puerto Rico dating back to the late 18th century. They illustrate the transition from a cattle-driven vertical wooden mill to steam technology. The impressive ruins are a classic example of Spanish Colonial architecture in proportion, design, and construction applied to sugar manufacturing needs.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-5
Survey number: HAER PR-6
Building/structure dates: ca. 17q4 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: after 1830 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: ca. 1891 Subsequent Work



Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Feduchi , Juan Rijus
Fonalledas, Jamie
Mirrlees & Watson
Fonalledas, Geronimo
Cary, Brian, transmitter
Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico, sponsor
Institute of Mechanical Engineers of Puerto Rico, sponsor
Griffin, Douglas L, project manager
Delony, Eric, project manager
Blanco, Francisco Javier, field team
Yearby, Jean P, transmitter
Egbert, Charles P, D, delineator
Nistal-Moret, Benjamin, historian
Valle, Reinhard A, delineator
Fraga, Robert, delineator
Howard, Richard A, delineator
Sanchez-Sanchez, Hector, historian
Boucher, Jack, photographer
Melendez, Javier, historian




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