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Bridgetown, Saint Michael, Barbados
 

Engineer’s Office & Quarters

Barbados Garrison

 
 
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By J. Makali Bruton, May 27, 2019
1. Engineer’s Office & Quarters Marker
Inscription.  

Engineer’s Office & Quarters
Built circa 1720

The oldest ‘house’ within the Garrison. Known today as the ‘Bush Hill House’ or the George Washington House and Museum.

George Washington stayed here in 1751. Acquired for the ‘New’ Garrison in 1789, it was used primarily as the ‘Resident Engineers Quarters’. In the latter half of the 19th century it was known as the ‘Bush Hill Commanding Officers Quarters’.

In 1906 the House returned to private ownership and was used as a residence and later as offices. The Government of Barbados acquired the property in 1999 after which it was restored as the ‘George Washington House & Museum’.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the George Washington Slept Here marker series.
 
Location. 13° 4.894′ N, 59° 36.372′ W. Marker is in Bridgetown, Saint Michael. Marker is on Garrison Road just east of Bush Hill, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bridgetown, Saint Michael BB14038, Barbados. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Monument to Those Lost in the 1831 Hurricane (within shouting distance of this marker);
Engineer’s Office & Quarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, May 27, 2019
2. Engineer’s Office & Quarters Marker
The marker can be seen far to the right in this view of the entry gate to the George Washington House and Museum.
Royal Artillery Barracks (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Main Guard (about 150 meters away); Commissariat for the British Commission (about 180 meters away); Barbados Independence Monument (about 240 meters away); Errol Walton Barrow (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Commonwealth War Graves (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); The Barbados Military Cemetery (approx. half a kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bridgetown.
 
Also see . . .  A description of Washington's trip. "George Washington traveled widely in what would become the United States, but he left the North American mainland only once, when he sailed to Barbados with his half-brother Lawrence in 1751. The adventure left an indelible imprint on him." (Submitted on May 28, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, CastlesMan-Made Features
 
Engineer’s Office & Quarters image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, May 27, 2019
3. Engineer’s Office & Quarters
Engineer’s Office & Quarters image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, May 27, 2019
4. Engineer’s Office & Quarters
The dedicatory plaque for the George Washington House and Museum image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, May 27, 2019
5. The dedicatory plaque for the George Washington House and Museum
George Washington House and Museum was officially opened by the Rt. Hon. Owen S. Arthur, M.P., Prime Minister of Barbados on January 13th, 2007
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 8, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 28, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 65 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 28, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   5. submitted on June 8, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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