People’s Museum of Crafts & Technology
Moving to the south side of Parade Square, you pass the fenced-off Courthouse Ruins, destroyed in 1986 by fire. The Georgian building...
Spanish Town’s finest old buildings enfold this square, established by the Spanish as the center of Jamaica’s capital city in 1534....
Dominating Parade square on the north side is the elaborate Rodney Memorial, built in honor of Admiral George Rodney, who crowned his...
Curry goat, oxtail and beans, brown stew chicken and a host of chow mein dishes served on plastic tablecloths under dim lighting.
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On the west side of Parade Square is the porticoed Georgian redbrick facade of the ruins of the Old King’s House , a once-grandiose building erected in 1762 as the official residence of Jamaica’s governors. The building was destroyed by fire in 1925, leaving only the restored facade. Today the stables, to the rear, house the People’s Museum of Crafts & Technology . A reconstructed smith’s shop and an eclectic array of artifacts – from Indian corn grinders to coffee-making machinery – provide an entry point to early Jamaican culture. A model shows how Old King’s House once looked.