National Trust of Guyana

Monument Type: Region 6 (East Berbice-Corentyne)

Ituni Masonic Temple

Location: New Amsterdam, BerbiceClassification: CommunityPeriod/ Year Built: Completed circa 1897 Historical Background / Description:The Ituni Masonic Temple is located on Ferry Street, New Amsterdam, Berbice. It is the home to one of Guyana’s oldest fraternities, the Freemasons. The two-storey suspended timber structure was acquired on December 29, 1896, and was consecrated on September 20, 1897. …

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Mission Chapel Congregational Church

Location: New Amsterdam, Berbice  Classification: Religious  Period/ Year Built: Established 1815, current building completed circa 1841  Historical Background / Description: Mission Chapel Congregational Church is located at Lot 12 Chapel Street, New Amsterdam, Berbice. The church which was established in 1815, by Reverend John Wray is one of the oldest structures in New Amsterdam. Wray’s …

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All Saints Presbyterian (Scots) Church

Location: New Amsterdam, Berbice  Classification: Religious  Period/ Year Built: 1820  Historical Background / Description:  All Saints’ Scots Presbyterian Church is located on Princess Elizabeth Road, in New Amsterdam, Berbice. It is one of the oldest churches in the town. Prior to the unification of Berbice, Essequibo and Demerara in 1831, the colony of Berbice was …

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