Steeple Building

St Croix

The white building with the Georgian steeple was St Croix' first house of worship. Lutherans erected the edifice between 1750 and 1753, adding the steeple four decades later. The inside has been closed for renovations for several years with no set reopening date.

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4. Hibiscus Beach

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