Colonial Architecture Project

Photos of European colonial architecture around the world

by Gauvin Alexander Bailey, Bader Chair in Southern Baroque Art, Queen's University at Kingston, Canada

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Roseau, Barracoon Building

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1760. One of only surviving slave holding barracoons in Caribbean. Used to store enslaved people after they arrived from Africa and before the slave market. Elaborate tripartite balcony destroyed when building was ravaged by Hurricane Maria in 2017.

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