National Trust of Guyana

Moray House

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Location: Cummingsburg, Georgetown

Classification: Community

Period/ Year Built: 19th century

Historical Background / Description:

Moray House, a 19th century colonial timber structure is located at the junction of Quamina and Camp Streets, Cummingsburg, Georgetown. The building was the private residence of the de Caires’ family until 2011, when the Moray House Trust was established in memory of Mr. David de Caires. The institution now nurtures cultural initiatives that promote heritage conservation, civil liberties and sports. Architectural features of this two-storey building include its high ceilings, Demerara windows and decorative brackets.