Photo, Print, Drawing Lime Kiln, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, VI
About this Item
- Lime Kiln, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, VI
- Contributor Names
- Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
- Price, Virginia B, transmitter
- Arzola, Robert, project manager
- Yallop, Rob, project manager
- Lord Aeck Sargent, consultant
- McCarthy, Dennis, project manager
- Hammack, Steven, researcher
- Hewer , Robert, field team
- Yallop, Rob, field team
- Wright, Elianna, field team
- Atkins Global , contractor
- Mantecon, Robert, contractor
- Created / Published
- Documentation compiled after 1933
- Subject Headings
- - war (Napoleonic)
- - forts & fortifications
- - ruins
- - lime kilns
- - stone walls
- - Virgin Islands (Us) -- St. Thomas -- Charlotte Amalie
- Latitude / Longitude
- - Significance: Lime kilns have been used for centuries with little change to their construction or functioning, as the produced lime has been an important component in mortars throughout history. The lime kiln on Hassel Island was constructed to produce lime in a convenient location to create mortar for the construction of the historic structures and pavements. The kilns produce lime by heating limestone, stacked between layers of coal. Because St. Thomas had no limestone deposits, this kiln utilized crushed coral and probably shells for the initial component of the lime recipe rather than limestone. The typical historic mortar recipe consisted of three parts of sand to one part of lime. Large pieces of coral were also utilized as building materials in many historic structures throughout the islands. The firebricks lining the kiln are stamped with the name of a company that began operation in 1851
- - Survey number: HABS VI-174
- - National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 76001862
- Photo(s): 3
- Photo Caption Page(s): 2
- Call Number/Physical Location
- HABS VI-174
- Source Collection
- Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
- Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
- Control Number
- Rights Advisory
- 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
- Online Format
- Photo(s): 3 | Photo Caption Page(s): 2
- Arzola, Robert
- Atkins Global
- Hammack, Steven
- Hewer , Robert
- Historic American Buildings Survey
- Lord Aeck Sargent
- Mantecon, Robert
- McCarthy, Dennis
- Price, Virginia B
- Wright, Elianna
- Yallop, Rob
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Chicago citation style:
Historic American Buildings Survey, Creator, Robert Arzola, Rob Yallop, Consultant Lord Aeck Sargent, Dennis McCarthy, Steven Hammack, Robert Hewer, et al. Lime Kiln, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, VI. Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas United States Virgin Islands, 1933. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/vi0207/.
APA citation style:
Historic American Buildings Survey, C., Arzola, R., Yallop, R., Lord Aeck Sargent, C., McCarthy, D., Hammack, S. [...] Mantecon, R. (1933) Lime Kiln, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, VI. Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas United States Virgin Islands, 1933. Documentation Compiled After. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/vi0207/.
MLA citation style:
Historic American Buildings Survey, Creator, et al. Lime Kiln, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, VI. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/vi0207/>.