What is the Georgian Society of Jamaica? It is a not-for-profit organization registered in Jamaica for the purposes of public education and monumental protection of buildings and other edifices in Jamaica erected during the Colonial Georgian Period of our history.
Mission Statement We are committed to the preservation, restoration and maintenance of Jamaicaic's historic buildings, monuments, artifacts, works of art, furniture and fixtures particularly those belonging to the Georgian Period (1720 - 1850) to causing where possible legislation to be enacted, rescinded or altered to enable those things to be accomplished and to stimulate interest in and promoting our appreciation of the value of Jamaica's heritage.
The Georgian Society was started in 1967 out of concern for the destruction and neglect of period buildings in all parts of the island. These were frequently replaced by structures of poor design and little character. the pleasing details of Georgian Architecture largely forgotten.
Jamaican Georgian Architecture, with its emphasis on light and air, is ideally suited to the climate of the West Indies, with its 18th Century origins adapted to suit the tropics.
With a strong worldwide movement to record and preserve heritage from the past, the Georgian Society is performing an important role. Founded in 1967 by George de Sola Pinto, the first project was an illustrated history of Falmouth. Since then other chapters have been formed, each organizing their own membership and outings, with an elected board drawn from these chapters.
We urge you to support the objectives of the Society in the interests of your community and the island. We shall then help to pass on to future generations important parts of our heritage which be a delight to both Jamaicans and visitors. Membership forms are available on request.