When Christiansted was founded in 1733, Governor Frederik Moth divided the land emanating from the harbor into grids. The main streets became Strandgade (Strand Street), Kongensgade (King Street), Compagniets Gade (Company Street) and Dronningens Gade (Queen Street). Warehouses sprang up along the waterfront. Behind them, wealthy plantation owners, merchants and traders constructed their homes with bricks to provide protection from hurricanes. They were typically two stories. The first level often had an arched loggia. Take time to walk along the streets of Christiansted and admire some of this colonial-style architecture.