The Jamaican Bungalow, 1914-1950: Repository of social history on contemporary terrain

Pigou-Dennis, Elizabeth (2005) The Jamaican Bungalow, 1914-1950: Repository of social history on contemporary terrain. In: 15th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Symposium: ‘Monuments and sites in their setting - conserving cultural heritage in changing townscapes and landscapes’, 17 – 21 oct 2005, Xi'an, China. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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Abstract (in English)

To date unprotected, the terrain occupied by the distinctive historic housing typology known as the Bungalow in Kingston, Jamaica’s capital city, warrants attention. This paper will be concerned specifically with the bungalow neighbourhood of Vineyard Town, which is valuable in itself, as a repository of a housing type which emerged with the expansion of the Jamaican urban middle class in the early twentieth century. This site is also valuable because it forms part of the “connective tissue” so to speak, which relates to the historic Downtown of Kingston, which has recently been declared a protected area. Thus, Vineyard Town may be regarded as a “double-setting” so to speak, as the setting of the Bungalow, and as part of the wider environs of lower, downtown Kingston.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Authors:
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Pigou-Dennis, ElizabethUNSPECIFIED
Languages: English
Keywords: housing; typology; bungalow; threats; setting
Subjects: D.URBANISM > 02. Urban planning
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 03. Monuments
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 27. Vernacular architecture
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Vineyard Town, Kingston, Jamaica
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2005, 15th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2010 06:52
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 19:14
URI: http://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/339

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