St. George's, Saint George, Grenada
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 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. • Architecture • Colonial Era • Man-Made Features •
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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.