The FGSJ supports the work of the Wattle and Red Earth (WARE) Collective which promotes Jamaica’s traditional built environment. WARE champions the culture and heritage of rural communities in the parish of St Elizabeth in particular. We want here to… Continue Reading
The FGSJ is pleased to present an extensive study of the history of the estates of John Tharp of Jamaica by Alan Furness, CMG, along with other related documents.
If you enjoyed Anne M Powers’s talk about her book “A Parcel of Ribbons” then you might like to visit her website. For those who weren’t able to attend the talk, the website gives a flavour of what you missed!
Melissa York writes in the 22 February issue of the CityAM Living magazine supplement about a recent visit to Jamaica.
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