International Journal of Advances in Scientific Research and Engineering-IJASRE

Historic Places and Buildings in Yoruba land

Article Category: Architecture and Town Planning

DOI: 10.31695/IJASRE.2019.33269

Pages: 79-84

Author: Titilayo Anifowose ,John Olatubosun


This paper is a synopsis of historic places and building in Yoruba southwest of Nigeria, the communication of historic places and traditional Yoruba architectural character in selected buildings within the Yoruba environment. With view to encourage and promote the indigenous identity/image through architectural character and features in the historic places. Information was assembled through literature, field observations from case studies of traditional Yoruba buildings, (through random selection) from major Yoruba towns, in Nigeria. The historic places and buildings were reviewed and descriptively obtained. Findings among others revealed that historic places and buildings speak volume about the traditional custom of the people and that the traditional Yoruba Architectural character is been derelict because of the influence of foreign character through materials‟ choice and technology, and has become a threat to the conservation of cultural identity/beliefs and custom. This paper, therefore, identifies the historic places characters and traditional Yoruba architecture and recommends how to celebrate the imperative legacy in Yoruba and develop strategies for branding Cultural/National identity.

Keyword: Historic Places, Traditional Yoruba Architecture, Cultural identity, Custom, Historical Monuments, Heritage.

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