Las Tumbas de J. J. María le Guillou

The J. J. María le Guillou Tombs (Spanish: Tumbas de J. J. María le Guillou), better known as the Guillou Tombs (Tumbas Guillou), refers to a historic graveyard consisting of six tombs belonging to the Le Guillou family, the founders of Isabel Segunda, the main town in the island-municipality of Vieques, Puerto Rico. The site, listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1994, can be found in what is today the Puerto Diablo barrio, just outside of the town of Isabel Segunda.[1] This is the site of a former sugarcane plantation, Hacienda La Pacience, the first of its kind to be established in the island of Vieques. It was established by Teófilo José Jaime María Le Guillou, a Spanish-naturalized French immigrant from Quimperlé, Brittany who is considered the founder of the modern municipality of Vieques. The site today consists of six individual tombs that were built between 1843 and 1855 in a Neoclassical style for the members of the Le Guillou family.[2]

Las Tumbas de J. J. Maria le Guillou
Las Tumbas de J. J. María le Guillou is located in Puerto Rico
Las Tumbas de J. J. María le Guillou
LocationHighway 200, near Isabel Segunda, Vieques, Puerto Rico
Coordinates18°09′10″N 65°25′57″W / 18.1527778°N 65.4325°W / 18.1527778; -65.4325
Architectural styleClassical Revival
NRHP reference No.94000923
Added to NRHPAugust 26, 1994

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  1. ^ NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, NATIONAL REGISTER DIGITAL ASSETS (1994). "Las Tumbas de J. J. Maria le Guillou".
  2. ^ Santiago Cazull, Héctor; Rabin, Robert (September 30, 1993). "NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES REGISTRATION FORM".