America Hill Estate House
The America Hill Estate House is an excellent example of late nineteenth century Virgin Island architecture. Much attention was obviously given to an aesthetically pleasing design as well as to functionality, the limitations of the building site, and the availability of materials and labor.
In the early 1900s, America Hill served as a guesthouse where travelers could rent rooms. One of the last tenants was rumored to be Rafael Leónides Trujillo, former dictator of the Dominican Republic.
Some older St. Johnians say that the estate house was also used as a headquarters for rum-runners during the prohibition days. The trail to the Estate House runs off of the Cinnamon Bay Trail…. Read more
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St. John News
Not for Profit: Friends of Park Celebrates 25 Years
By Lynda Lohr — December 16, 2013
With its roots in an organization formed by snowbirds and transplants spending their retirement on St. John, Friends of V.I. National Park has grown to be an important non-profit group that provided a huge help to the St. John park during its 25 years.
The organization is celebrating the anniversary with an open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the park Visitor Center in Cruz Bay. An exposition showcasing the Friends’ history will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Visitor Center…. read more
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