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This article lists the oldest known surviving buildings constructed in the
Americas The Americas (also collectively called America) is a landmass comprising the totality of North America, North and South America. The Americas make up most of the land in Earth's Western Hemisphere and comprise the New World. Along with th ...

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, including on each of the regions and within each country. "
Building A building, or edifice, is a structure with a roof and walls standing more or less permanently in one place, such as a house or factory. Buildings come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and functions, and have been adapted throughout history for a ...

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" is defined as any human-made structure used or interface for supporting or sheltering any use or continuous
occupancy Within the context of building A building, or edifice, is a structure with a roof and walls standing more or less permanently in one place, such as a house or factory. Buildings come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and functions, and have been a ...
. In order to qualify for this list a structure must: * be a recognisable building; * incorporate features of building work from the claimed date to at least 1.5 metres (4.9 ft) in height; * be largely complete or include building work to this height for most of its perimeter. * contains an enclosed area with at least one entry point.


Pre-Columbian era


16th century


17th century


18th century


19th century


See also

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San Basilio de Palenque San Basilio de Palenque or Palenque de San Basilio, often referred to by the locals simply as Palenke, is a Palenque village and corregimiento in the Municipality of Mahates, Bolivar in northern Colombia Colombia ( , ; ), officially the R ...
, according to UNESCO it was the first free African town in the Americas, located 50 kilometres (31 mi) from Cartagena de Indias, Colombia. *
List of the oldest buildings in the United States This article lists the oldest extant, freestanding buildings constructed in the United States and its territories. The list includes sites in current states and territories which were not part of the original Thirteen Colonies The Thirteen Col ...
* List of oldest known surviving buildings


References

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Americas The Americas (also collectively called America) is a landmass comprising the totality of North America, North and South America. The Americas make up most of the land in Earth's Western Hemisphere and comprise the New World. Along with th ...
Oldest buildings in the Americas
Americas The Americas (also collectively called America) is a landmass comprising the totality of North America, North and South America. The Americas make up most of the land in Earth's Western Hemisphere and comprise the New World. Along with th ...