Not all old buildings have historic significance. The St. James Barracks, however, contain several points of significance which started when it was constructed in 1824.
Milanes Perez, a representative of the United States International Council on Monuments and Sites, said after slavery was abolished in 1834, the responsibility of police officers increased, and a new system of policing was introduced.
Ms. Perez said the St. James Police Barracks is an integral part of our nation’s history.
These traditions are preserved and handed down, but Ms. Perez says every effort should be made to preserve our physical landscapes as well.
She believes they represent tangible evidence of our history and encourages us to pursue a better future.