The original architecture of Hershey, Cuba was based on Milton Hershey’s company town in Hershey, PA, The residential area of Hershey consisted originally of 160 houses situated along a small grid of streets and avenues.
Most of the homes consisted of modest one-story clapboard houses for workers and their families. Many had screened-in front porches and yards commonly seen in rural America.
The large 2-story houses, known as chalets, were constructed primarily of stone and concrete, surrounded by generous yards and landscaping. Each chalet had a fireplace consistent with the houses in Hershey, PA, although there wasn’t much need for them in the tropics. These homes were built for the administrators of the company.