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Government House, Antigua and Barbuda

Coordinates: 17°07′22″N 61°50′26″W / 17.122879°N 61.840572°W / 17.122879; -61.840572

Government House, St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda, is the official residence as well as office of the Governor-General of Antigua and Barbuda. It was built in the 17th Century Colonial style with Georgian architecture and extensive gardens. The residence is not open to the public.

HistoryEdit

An earlier Government House was attacked and burnt to the ground in 1710, when the unpopular governor, Colonel Daniel Parke was killed.[1]

In was not until after 1800 that a proposal for the construction of a new Government House was slated, by Lord Londonderry.[2] Before this the Governor had resided in rented homes. Unfortunately, this stately home fell into disrepair but today[when?], a private society (along the government) raised funds to have the building restored.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Flannigan, Mrs. (1844). Antigua and the Antiguans: a full account of the colony and its inhabitants. London: Saunders and Otley. pp. 74–79. 
  2. ^ Flannigan, Mrs. (1844). Antigua and the Antiguans: a full account of the colony and its inhabitants. London: Saunders and Otley. p. 88.