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  Independence Square
 
Independence Square  
 
 (Pall Mall Square): Built in 1790 for slave auctions and council meetings, it offers charming, well-preserved examples of Colonial architecture. It was renamed “Independence Square”  on the occasion of St. Kitts and Nevis achieving political independence on September 19th, 1983. On the East- the Catholic Presbytery and Formation house to the south and north of The Church of the Immaculate Conception built in 1927, replacing an earlier church built in 1856. On the South- The Georgian House, a mid- 18 century home, probably the most elegant colonial building in St. Kitts – some say in the West Indies. On the West – Old Colonial House, built in 1867, the year of the great fire. Originally a bungalow type, when the demand for space arose, it was elevated and a ground floor was built from wood and stone. The northern side of the square is a string of traditional West Indian homes not as historically famous as their neighbours but still prime examples of the nd’s architectural heritage.
 
 Perhaps nowhere else in  
 Basseterre does the new  
 blend so harmoniously with the old  than West Independence Square. Nestled on the corner of West Independence  Square Street and Central Street is the St. Kitts-Nevis- Anguilla National Bank, a three-storey modern complex which stands as a massive demonstration that high technology can still be architecturally harmonious. 
Tradition comes alive at the Circus, located where Bank Street, Fort Street, Bay road, and Liverpool Row intersect. Built in traditional English style after London’s famous Piccadilly Circle, it is the heart of the town, surrounded by buildings, both new    and refashioned, that are in keeping with this traditional design.  
 
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