Architecture of Antigua & Barbuda
The architecture of Antigua & Barbuda is
severely limited as no true buildings exist from the pre-Columbian times. Even the
first settlers left little behind as most early architecture was made from wood
or other local resources that have been lost to time.
Fort Shirley is one of the oldest structures on the islands as it housed the
British military during colonial times. Fort Berkeley is another impressive
old fort, both of which are located in St. John's.
As the sea was the most important element of colonial life, it is not surprising
that the country's other impressive early architectural sights are related to
the water. Nelson's Dockyard in English Harbour has a number of impressive colonial
buildings, including the officers' quarters and the Admiral's house.