Peregrine Bryant and Alexandra di Valmarana take us on a tour of the Jamaican and English houses of John Tharp.
Tropical Baroque, by Douglas Blain Douglas Blain finds echoes of a distant land in Jamaica’s exuberant plantation houses.
Kit Martin looks at the ripple effect of heritage preservation in Jamaica (This article is reproduced with the kind permission of the Georgian Group in whose newsletter it first appeared.)
For me, there are two quite distinct types of Georgian architecture to be found in Jamaica. The first, which one might call Colonial Classicism, imitates 18th-century prototypes as closely as possible. Familiar examples include the Rodney Memorial in Spanish Town… Continue Reading
A new well-illustrated book on the several lives of a Jamaican family in Britain has just been published (Horsgate Books, £25.00). The Jippi-Jappa Hat Merchant and His Family tells of the arrival in 1919 of a prosperous Kingston merchant, with… Continue Reading
Passengers arriving at Montego Bay airport still step out of the plane and down an old-fashioned portable stairway before standing on the tarmac itself. Let’s hope these will never be replaced by the modern, air-conditioned tunnels of other airports. Otherwise… Continue Reading
Article from The Gleaner, 2010 Eighteen members of the Friends of the Georgian Society of Jamaica are spending two weeks touring a number of Jamaica’s historic buildings. The FGSJ is a UK-based group, affiliated to the Georgian Society of Jamaica,… Continue Reading
In 2000, the Society contributed £1,000 towards the repair of the roof of St. Peter’s Church in Lucea, capital of the parish of Hanover. The church is 200 years old and has a number of interesting monuments, including one to… Continue Reading
Morant Bay Court House, St. Thomas, second half of 18th c and the site of the tragic end to the Morant Bay Rebellion in 1865 The scene of the Morant Bay Rebellion of 1865, the Morant Bay Courthouse is one… Continue Reading
Iron Bridge, Spanish Town, St. Catherine, 1801, the earliest iron bridge in the Americas Built in 1801 from prefabricated cast iron sections imported from West Yorkshire, Spanish Town’s Iron Bridge was the first of its type to be erected outside… Continue Reading