Standing Structures Report: Cupid’s Caye, Governor’s Harbor, Eleuthera, Bahamas

Brabec, Elizabeth A and Chilton, Elizabeth (2013) Standing Structures Report: Cupid’s Caye, Governor’s Harbor, Eleuthera, Bahamas. Technical Report. Center for Heritage and Society, University of Massachusetts Amherst 71p. [Book]

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Abstract (in English)

This report outlines work conducted on the Island of Eleuthera by the Center for Heritage & Society (CHS): Elizabeth Brabec, Elizabeth Chilton, Pedro Miguel Soto and Whitney Battle-Baptiste, at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, as part of the Heritage Assessment Project in Eleuthera, the Bahamas. The goal of this project was to begin photographic documentation and mapping of the Cupid’s Cay standing structures, with general assessment of the state-of-preservation of the various structures, the potential for archaeological remains, and the connection to the intangible heritage of communities in Governor’s Harbour. Site information was gained through a series of visits to Governor’s Harbor and the island of Eleuthera in March, June, and November of 2011, and March 2012, with a full site inventory completed in March, 2013. For this overview report, the site visit team focused on a comprehensive photographic inventory, along with interviews to gain a preliminary overview of historic significance. The historic structures of Cupid’s Cay in Governors Harbor are an ideal place to begin a systematic inventory and analysis of the island’s historic and cultural resources. Cupid’s Cay is occupied by significant public and vernacular structures covering the entire span of colonial Bahamian history, including the site of the first Bahamian Parliament in 1746 and the site of the first US Consulate General established in 1789. More than twenty other structures built on the Cay throughout the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries provide a complete sequence of this community’s architectural heritage.

Item Type: Book (Technical Report)
Brabec, Elizabeth A
Chilton, Elizabeth
Corporate Authors: Center for Heritage & Society (CHS)
Languages: English
Keywords: standing stuctures; cultural landscape; disaster mitigation; Harbors; Maritime heritage; Islands; Archaeological remains; Documentation; Photographs; Mapping; Local communities; Community participation; historic quarters; Peninsulas; Historic houses; Architectural heritage; Colonial architecture; Churches; Public and civic architecture; Inventories; Urban fabric
Subjects: A. THEORETICAL AND GENERAL ASPECTS > 14. Theory of town planning
C. ARCHITECTURE > 03. Styles of architecture
C. ARCHITECTURE > 04. Building materials
G. DETERIORATION > 03. Climate change
H. HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 12. Historic towns and villages
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Governor's Harbor, Eleuthera, Bahamas
Number of Pages: 71
Depositing User: Elizabeth A. Brabec
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2016 10:02
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2016 10:02

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