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Creek Dome - Corner of Creek Street and Dome Street, Downtown Montego Bay
The brick and stone castle-like structure at the top of Creek Street in downtown is "Creek Dome". Creek Dome was built in 1836 to guard the spring which feeds Bay Creek - the only source of water for Montego Bay at the time. Creek Dome was also home to the Keeper of the Gate, who lived on the upper level and took payment from those who came for water. However, don't expect any service nowadays if you're feeling thirsty - the dome closed for business when piped water was introduced in 1893.
Despite the name, the building is not quite a dome; it has a tall hexagonal shape and a slightly curved roof, flanked by correlations.
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