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Urban Domestic and Commercial Traditional Buildings

September 9th, 2006 (at 07:59am) Written by: Chris

Cafe in Roseau The best example of Dominica’s urban domestic and commercial traditional buildings can be seen within five hundred yards of the Old Market in Roseau.
Roseau the capital of Dominica can be described as a city of verandahs and happily even modern houses are following the style – decorative fretwork on the older wooden house, the ‘jalousie’ windows and the heavy wooden hurricane shutters.Local awareness of the value and charm of these buildings is unfortunately very weak and several buildings have been torn down and suffered ugly replacements.

Entry Filed under: Traditional Architecture