The structure is built mainly of local rubble basalt and the “Jhilmil” patent lathing and floated cement was first used in St. Lucia on that building, setting off a trend. Did you know at the Comerette Point located in Gros Islet was probably a Carib settlement?
The area abounds in fragments of flint, jasper and feldspar and actually produces a pleasing range of colors upon the terrain.
Source: Saint Lucia Historic Sites by Robert J. Devaux & Saint Lucia National Trust – 1975
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