Mala Compra, Florida
ESI was contracted by Flagler County in 2005 to coordinate the design, exhibit display, conservation of coquina stone foundation and well, and archaeological data recovery of the Mala Compra National Registered site located at Bing’s Landing in the northeast corner of the county. The county has designed and built a pavilion over the Mala Compra site which consists of foundations associated with the overseer’s house and the summer kitchen, as well as an intact coquina lined well. The project involved designing a suspended walk-way around the pavilion with exhibit displays in areas of interest. The displays also included audio at each of the display stations. ESI coordinated with a professional conservator to aid the county by preparing a plan to keep the site in its current condition. The archaeological data recovery added to the body of work that was generated in two previous investigations. In addition, the county requested the archaeologists to monitor sidewalk construction and the placement of support pillars.
Historic Background of Mala
Display Illustrating Archaeological Techniques
and Findings at Mala Compra Site