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Robertson, James
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The Department of History & Archaeology
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Re-imagining public space: redefining and reshaping Spanish Town's main square 1543- 2001
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33rd Savannah Architectural History Symposium
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April 12, 2003
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Mona, Jamaica
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Abstract
Examines the main transformations of an inherited Spanish Town between Jamaica's conquest by the English in 1655 and its present status. Examines three shifts: that between 1655 and 1670 from a Spanish to an English space, then the architectural commissions between 1760 and 1820 that still shape the square today, and finally the square's re-establishment as a local showpiece in the late 1880s, just before the banana fleets transported a new wave of tourists to Jamaica....
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