St. Barts Former Town Hall - Gustavia Landmarks

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Former Town Hall
Gustavia Landmarks


The foundations of the former Town Hall are made of stone and lava fragments from the island mixed with a mortar of lime and volcanic sand.  

It was probably built as a private home when St. Barts was Sweden’s only Caribbean colony.  A bill of sale shows a Mr. Allongreen sold the building to the Swedish crown in August of 1816.

The first floor, made of wood, was turned into apartments shortly afterwards. A Swedish governor is believed to have lived here until around 1850.  

A plaque at the top of the stairs indicating the house was built in 1850 is in error.

Once France bought back St. Barts in 1878, this became the Town Hall until 2001.

The new City Hall is located next to the Wall House (No. 9).  

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