The Dean Residence – Nassau
The foreman of Hawes’s St Augustine’s building was a building contractor called Thomas Dean. Hawes became very friendly with Dean and they had a great respect for each other’s capabilities. Hawes had earlier designed a house for Dean which involved a special system of moulding the rock roof into the side walls so that the structure was impervious to humidity and hurricane-proof. The Dean residence became a show-piece for Hawes’s theory and he used it to demonstrate his plans, on a larger scale, for St Augustine’s .
The Dean Residence is still standing in Farrington Rd but is not open for inspection.