Frederiksted Historic District

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Frederiksted Historic District
Nekton Rorqual 2009, the Rorqual in Frederiksted Saint Croix.jpg
The Rorqual, 2009
Frederiksted Historic District is located in USA VI Saint Croix
Frederiksted Historic District
Frederiksted Historic District is located in the Virgin Islands
Frederiksted Historic District
Location Roughly bounded by Fisher St., the cemetery, Fort Frederick, Frederiksted, United States Virgin Islands
Coordinates 17°42′53″N 64°53′29″W / 17.71472°N 64.89139°W / 17.71472; -64.89139Coordinates: 17°42′53″N 64°53′29″W / 17.71472°N 64.89139°W / 17.71472; -64.89139
Built 1752
Architect Multiple
Architectural style Late Victorian, Georgian, Gothic Revival
NRHP Reference # 76001853
Added to NRHP August 9, 1976[1]

Frederiksted Historic District is a historic district located on the island of Saint Croix in the United States Virgin Islands. It was listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1976.[1]

Frederiksted Historic District includes the original town laid out in a gridiron plan in 1751. Fort Frederik, which now houses a museum, was the original focal point of the town plan. The original buildings were destroyed in a fire in 1758. In 1878, plantation workers set fire to much of the town during the Fireburn insurrection. The fire damaged areas were rebuilt, with many of the buildings reflecting Georgian and Late Victorian architectural detailing. Significant buildings in the district include the Fort Frederik and the Customs House.[2][3]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Frederiksted Historic District". National Register of Historic Places. Retrieved March 25, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Frederiksted Historic District". The Virgin Islands Daily News. May 25, 1979. Retrieved March 25, 2016. 

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