Constance employed Indian Indentured Labourers as early as 1850. Typical estate style barracks were built to accommodate them . .According to Angelo this was the last surviving unit of a series of barracks built in 1885 by owner Francois Agostini.
Though similar in appearance to other barracks found on sugar estates throughout Trinidad,these were slightly more humane , as the rooms were larger, the building was well ventilated and it also featured outhouse facilities in the rear, which were unheard of during this period. An abandoned cane field was usually the communal toilet in those days.
Indians also settled in a small village on the southern past of the estate , the original Icacos Village,which was relocated in 1920 to its present location after the old site was eroded by the sea.
Source: Virtual Museum of Trinidad and Tobago
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