Danish West India and Guinea Company Warehouse

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Danish West India and Guinea Company Warehouse
DANISH WEST INDIA & GUINEA COMPANY WAREHOUSE.jpg
Danish West India and Guinea Company Warehouse is located in Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Danish West India and Guinea Company Warehouse
Danish West India and Guinea Company Warehouse is located in the U.S. Virgin Islands
Danish West India and Guinea Company Warehouse
LocationChurch and Company Sts., Christiansted, Virgin Islands
Coordinates17°44′47.04″N 64°42′09.36″W / 17.7464000°N 64.7026000°W / 17.7464000; -64.7026000Coordinates: 17°44′47.04″N 64°42′09.36″W / 17.7464000°N 64.7026000°W / 17.7464000; -64.7026000
Area1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built1750 (1750)
NRHP reference #74001940[1]
Added to NRHPOctober 9, 1974

The Danish West India and Guinea Company Warehouse is a historic building located at Church and Company Streets in Christiansted, U.S. Virgin Islands. Built circa 1750 for the Danish West India and Guinea Company, the building served as the center of Danish commerce on Saint Croix during the 18th and early 19th centuries. At the time, the U.S. Virgin Islands were known as the Danish West Indies, and Saint Croix had the most successful economy of the three islands. The building is representative of Danish colonial architecture and features stucco walls made of imported brick, an inner courtyard, and several cisterns. After its use as a warehouse ended in the 19th century, the building served as a telegraph office; it became a post office and customs house after the United States purchased the islands.[2]

The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places on October 9, 1974.[1] It is part of the Christiansted National Historic Site.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ Shepard, Herschel E. "National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form: Danish West India and Guinea Company Warehouse". National Park Service. Retrieved January 3, 2016. Accompanied by photos.