Jamaican Georgian architecture

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Devon House, Kingston, Jamaica. A classic example of Jamaican Georgian architecture.
The Court House, Mandeville, Jamaica.
Harbour Street, Kingston, Jamaica, 1861.

Jamaican Georgian architecture is an architectural style that was popular in Jamaica between c. 1750 and c. 1850.[1] It married the elegance of Georgian styling with functional features designed to weather Jamaica's tropical climate.[2] It was used at all levels in society from the most important public buildings to humble domestic dwellings.

There is a related style of furniture.[3]

Many of Jamaica's railway stations were constructed in this style.[4]

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  1. ^ The Georgian Society of Jamaica.
  2. ^ THE GENIUS OF DESIGN IN JAMAICA, www.jtbonline.org.
  3. ^ Jamaican Georgian Armchairs, www.icollector.com.
  4. ^ Jamaica's railway stations, Jamaica National Heritage Trust.