Hacienda Casa del Frances (NRIS 77001548)
NW of Esperanza,
PR. County/parish: Vieques.
1 contributing building.
Added to the National Register of Historic Places
November 18, 1977.
Also known as:
- Hacienda Casa del Francés
- The Hacienda Casa del Francés (English: Frenchman's House Estate), near Esperanza on the island of Vieques, Puerto Rico, also known as Sportsmen's House, was a plantation house built in 1910. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.It was the home of French sugar plantation owner Henri Muraille. It is notable as the only historic plantation residence on the island of Vieques, and one of few surviving in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. It later became a "parador" or inn. The house was destroyed by fire in 2005, and a lack of detailed historic documentation has prevented any faithful reconstruction. (read more...)
National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/77001548