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City Hall, Georgetown

Date of Submission: 15/11/1995
Criteria: (i)
Category: Cultural
Submitted by:
Guyana Commission for UNESCO
Coordinates: Georgetown , Guyana Long. 58°12'Lat. 6°50'
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This building has been described as one of the finest examples of Gothic Architecture in the Caribbean.

Built 1887 - 1889, the building is a translation in wood (with cast-iron colums) of what is described as "fancy dress" Gothic, complete with a steeply pitched roof, spire, pinnacles and ornamental wrought iron crenellation.

Dimensions - 27.1m long, 17.4m wide, 29.3m high.