Saturday, May 5, 2012

Devon House Kingston

Devon House and park are right in the middle of Kingston - and so peaceful and green. The man who built it was the first Jamaican millionaire - his father was a German of Jewish descent - Steibel, and his mother a Jamaican. He was adventuring and got shipwrecked off the coast of South America - he eventually made tons of money in the mining industry down there and came home and built this mansion - beautiful grounds and outbuildings restored and used for a bakery, ice cream shoppe and craft stores. The house wasn't open for tours but we had a good time on the grounds and getting ice cream.

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