Architecture of Dominica
The architecture of Dominica 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. Today nearly every architectural piece of note is in
the capital of Roseau.
As a country colonized by the British and
French, along with local influence and Indian influence, the island has
some strange city layouts and architecture, which often times doesn't seem to
match even itself. Roseau's French section is where the city began so is quite
condensed in the area along King George V Street. The best example of the French
architecture is in the Roman Catholic Cathedral in Roseau, which is in the Neo-Gothic
or gothic revival style.