Afro-Caribbbean Architecture

Snapshot of the delicate architectural style of Afro-Caribbean architecture depicted in a display house at Mi Pueblito on the slopes of Ancon Hill in Panama City, Panama. Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.

2 thoughts on “Afro-Caribbbean Architecture”

  1. It took me a while to realize it, but there’s much similarity between this architecture and many historic Galveston houses. In New Orleans, the ironwork is famous, but it didn’t work in Galveston because of so much salt spray from the ocean. So, they used wood trim instead. We call it “gingerbread” – I suppose because it’s fancy, like holiday confections called Gingerbread houses.

  2. Hello Linda:

    I have heard this name before, referring to architectural styles of houses—Gingerbread houses.

    We still have elaborate ironworks left by the Spanish colonists at Casco Viejo. I wonder why it last for so long, being beside the ocean. These house are exactly like the ones you will find in Cartagena, New Orleans or San Juan, Puerto Rico.



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