Posts Tagged "Devon House"

Historic Devon House reopens July 26, 2010

Posted by on Aug 14, 2010 in Blog, Jamaica Travel, Jamaican History & Heritage, Kingston Jamaica | 0 comments

Historic Devon House reopens July 26, 2010

Devon House reopens BY DHANE BROWN Observer TEENage writer UWI Tuesday, August 03, 2010 TYPICALLY, when we think about Devon House one thing comes to mind, ice cream. Indeed, while this establishment is internationally known for its delicacy, there is definitely more to Devon House than the shops and beautiful natural scenery. On Monday, 26 July, the Devon House Great House was reopened to the public and regular tours will soon recommence. Originally an estate owned by millionaire George Stiebel, Devon House has since the late 1800's been an imposing site in the minds of all who have seen...

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Legendary Great Houses of Jamaica

Posted by on Aug 9, 2010 in Blog, Jamaica Travel, Jamaican History & Heritage | 1 comment

Legendary Great Houses of Jamaica

If you're up for a little adventure, you can fill your days checking out the great houses of Jamaica, legendary and otherwise. The Great House (Plantation House) was the seat of authority on an estate. It was the home of planters, or attorneys who acted for the absentee owner. The size and profitability of the property and the wealth of the owner determined the size of the house. These houses were usually 2-story buildings with a base of brick, cut stone and mortar. The top floor was usually made of wood. You'll find the great houses of Jamaica in every Parish and in all stages of repair -...

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