Lime Kiln | 1892


Address: Ranchostraat
Year built: 1892
Open to public: Yes

The lime kiln located on Ranchostraat is the sole surviving lime kiln in Aruba. Constructed in 1892 by Mr. Santiago Tromp, these kilns were primarily employed for the production of lime. The process involved heating coral stones and shells until they were reduced to powder, and water was subsequently added to quench the mixture.

During that era, the lime produced was utilized for plastering and painting houses and structures. The furnace on Rancho Street remained in operation until approximately the mid-20th century. In 1970, the kiln underwent a restoration effort. Then, in 2019, after nearly half a century, the Lime Kiln received a comprehensive restoration conducted by the Monuments Fund Aruba.