The Georgian Society of Jamaica

The Georgian Society of Jamaica is a not-for-profit organization registered in Jamaica for the purposes of public education and monumental protection of buildings and other edifices in Jamaica erected during the Colonial Georgian Period of our history. The Society was started in 1967 out of concern for the destruction and neglect of period buildings in all parts of the island. These were frequently replaced by structures of poor design and little character.

Jamaican Georgian Architecture, with its emphasis on light and air, is ideally suited to the climate of the West Indies, with its 18th Century origins adapted to suit the tropics.

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The Morant Bay Courthouse, which was destroyed by fire on Monday, February 19, 2007, is an important part of St. Thomas's history.



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