Architecture of St. Vincent & the Grenadines
Clifton Union Island
The architecture of St. Vincent & the
Grenadines 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 Kingstown.
The architectural history of the capital can be summed up in three buildings. The
first of these is Fort Charlotte, which was built in the early 1800s and protected
the city from people by both land and sea. Next was St. Mary's Cathedral, a
Catholic church in the Romanesque style, but also with hints of Moorish architecture
as the Spanish left a significant impact on its current look, although it has been
continuous renovated since its construction. Finally, St. George's Cathedral
is an Anglican church from the early 1800s built by the British.