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St. George's, Saint George, Grenada
 

Sedan Porches

 
 
Sedan Porches Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 1, 2019
1. Sedan Porches Marker
Inscription.  

Sedan Porches
These porches were popular in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries when sedan chairs were a form of transportation. The porches, open on two sides, would shelter passengers from bad weather when they were embarking or disembarking from their sedan chairs. These chairs were used to carry people to their carriages. Today, many “sedan porches” have been altered by enclosing the two open ends.

Sponsored by: Grenada National Trust
Ministry of Tourism
 
Erected by Grenada National Trust.
 
Location. 12° 3.166′ N, 61° 45.153′ W. Marker is in St. George's, Saint George. Marker is on Market Hill just east of Grenville Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historic Sedan Chair Portico (a few steps from this marker); Roman Catholic Cathedral (within shouting distance of this marker); St. George's Methodist Church (about 210 meters away, measured in a direct line); St. Andrew's Presbyterian Kirk (about
An additional nearby Historic Sedan Chair Portico Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 1, 2019
2. An additional nearby Historic Sedan Chair Portico Marker
This additional marker is only a few meters to the west of the featured marker. It reads:

Historic Sedan Chair Portico
On this site is the Sedan Chair Portico built in the 19th century during early colonial rule in Grenada for sedan chairs, which were a common mode of transportation by the free colored and landed gentry. They were carried to the building in the sedan chair, and entered and exited through the portico.

This site is recognized as a historic landmark to be preserved as part of Grenada’s history and cultural heritage.
Plaque erected by the Washington, DC Diaspora on August 10, 2012
240 meters away); Grenada National Museum (about 240 meters away); Antilles Hotel (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Destruction of the Bianca C (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Grenada Seamen and Waterfront Workers’ Union (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. George's.
 
Categories. ArchitectureColonial EraMan-Made Features
 
Sedan Porches Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 1, 2019
3. Sedan Porches Marker
The featured marker is just visible on the right on the rightmost portico. The additional marker is a few steps to the left.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 11, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 11, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 96 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 11, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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