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St. George's, Saint George, Grenada
 

Historic Sedan Chair Portico

 
 
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By J. Makali Bruton, June 1, 2019
1. Historic Sedan Chair Portico Marker
Inscription.  

Historic Sedan Chair Portico
This portico is the actual front entrance of this building for sedan chairs. In the 19th century, during early British colonial rule in Grenada, the sedan chair was a major mode of transportation used by the free colored and landed gentry. They were carried to the building in sedan chairs, 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
 
Erected 2012 by Washington, DC Diaspora.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureColonial EraMan-Made Features.
 
Location. 12° 3.168′ N, 61° 45.148′ 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. Sedan Porches (a few steps from this marker); Roman Catholic Cathedral (within shouting distance of this marker); St. George's Methodist Church
Historic Sedan Chair Portico and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 1, 2019
2. Historic Sedan Chair Portico and Marker
(about 210 meters away, measured in a direct line); St. Andrew's Presbyterian Kirk (about 240 meters away); Grenada National Museum (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Destruction of the Bianca C (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Grenada Seamen and Waterfront Workers’ Union (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Antilles Hotel (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. George's.
 
Historic Sedan Chair Portico and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 1, 2019
3. Historic Sedan Chair Portico and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 11, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 11, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 69 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 11, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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