National Trust of Guyana

Hand in Hand Insurance Group of Companies

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Location: Lacytown, Georgetown

Classification: Commercial

Period/ Year Built: 1879

Historical Background / Description:Hand-in-Hand Insurance Group of Companies is located on Avenue of the Republic between Robb Street and North Road, Georgetown and was first started as a fire insurance company in 1843. The present single-storey masonry structure was constructed in 1879, and was designed by Mr. F. A. Conyers. Notable architectural features of this building include its decorative cast iron arches and railings. Circa 1984, the five-storey building adjoining the old (single-storey) structure from its south at Robb Street and Avenue of the Republic was completed.