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Main Street

Tortola, British Virgin Islands
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Architecture Appreciation on Main Street Leonards  British Virgin Islands

Architecture Appreciation on Main Street

The combination of the scalloped awnings and colorful facades of the buildings found along the historic Main Street in Road Town makes it feel like you’re walking down a row of Caribbean ginger bread houses. The buildings on this street are some of the last remaining West Indian style architecture, and the islanders take pride in preserving each bit of this architectural history. Make sure to check out St George's Church Hall, Her Majesty's Prison, the J.E. William George's Compound, and the "Fireproof" building that earned its nickname by surviving the Road Town fire and riots of 1853 (located across from the Methodist Church).