Preservation

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History speaks in stone

Architecture in the West Indies has many reminders of of European cultures from hundreds of years ago. Some buildings are crumbling on back streets with trails of wandering ivy creeping on their cracked stucco. Others have been restored by architectural historians and stone masons

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Restoration in St. Croix

Step into the Company House in the heart of downtown Christiansted St. Croix, and you’ll find yourself in the soul of authenticity.The property, which formerly operated as the Danish Manor, was sold in 2007. Now two years of restoration, rejuvenation and expansion are complete, making Company House a showcase for Danish architecture, European ambiance and Crucian hospitality.

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Feature Stories

Guardian of the culture

Ricardo Alegria, a native of Old San Juan, was the Don Quixote of the Old City, who saved the crumbling seven blocks from destruction in the 1950s. Click for more.

Cultural and heritage tourism in St. Croix

CHANT, a local not for profit organization on the island, is sharing St. Croix’s abundance with visitors who want a healthy dose of culture, history and authenticity, served with their sun and sand. Click for more.

Reviving an old gem in St. Croix

Jack Pickel, an attorney and land developer, who moved to St. Croix, from Las Cruces Mexico about five years ago, didn’t plan on buying the Danish townhouse, which dates back to the 1750s. Click for more.

Lessons from the past

The alleys and back streets have tales to tell. But you need to listen and imagine the lives lived in the teeming ports of Charlotte Amalie, St.Thomas, and St.Croix's twin towns of Christiansted and Frederiksted. Click for more.

Literary treasures in Old San Juan

Visitors to Old San Juan, Puerto Rico will find in the Museum of La Casa del Libro a place full of treasures. La Casa del Libro is dedicated to the arts of the book, specifically the printed page, typography and design. Click for more.

Company House hotel

Step into the Company House in the heart of downtown Christiansted in St. Croix, and you’ll find yourself in the soul of authenticity. The property is a showcase for Danish architecture, European ambiance and Crucian hospitality. Click for more.