Thatched Wood Plank House, Barbados, 1898

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This record was last updated on 11 May 2017

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Robert T. Hill, Cuba and Porto Rico (New York, 1898), facing facing p. 394

Closely resembles one type of house found during the later decades of the slavery period; thatching was cane trash. See J. S. Handler and S. Bergman, Vernacular Houses and Domestic Material Culture on Barbados Sugar Plantations, 1650-1838. Jl of Caribbean History 43 (2009) : 1-36.