Cross Roads, Jamaica

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Cross Roads
Commercial neighbourhood
Cross Roads is located in Jamaica
Cross Roads
Cross Roads
Coordinates: 17°59′38″N 76°47′17″W / 17.9938°N 76.7880°W / 17.9938; -76.7880Coordinates: 17°59′38″N 76°47′17″W / 17.9938°N 76.7880°W / 17.9938; -76.7880
Country Jamaica
City Kingston

Cross Roads is a primarily commercial neighbourhood of Kingston, Jamaica.[1] It is centered on the intersection of five major roads: Slipe Road, Half Way Tree Road, Old Hope Road, Caledonia Avenue and Marescaux Road.[2]

It is, arguably, the geographical centre of Kingston.[3]

Amenities[edit]

  • Cross Roads Police Station.[4]
  • Cross Roads Bus Station - a major transport hub for buses and taxis.[4]
  • Cross Roads Post Office.[4]
  • Cross Roads Market.[4]
  • Carib 5 cinema - a 5 screen multiplex since the late 1990s but originally a 1,750 seater designed by John Pike and opening in 1938. The exterior walls are original and retain their impressive 1930s styling.[5]
  • The Nuttall Memorial Hospital.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BW Higman; B J Hudson (2009). Jamaican Place Names (Softcover) (1st ed.). Kingston, Jamaica: University of the West Indies Press. p. 224. ISBN 9789766402174. Retrieved 4 November 2013. 
  2. ^ UK Directorate of Overseas Surveys 1:10,000 map of Kingston sheet 3, 1972.
  3. ^ http://www.wikimapia.org/#lat=18.0106216&lon=-76.7985875&z=13&l=0&m=b&v=8
  4. ^ a b c d e "Cross Roads". Wikimapia. Retrieved 24 November 2012. 
  5. ^ Harris, Warren G. "Carib Theatre". Cinema Treasures, LLC. Retrieved 24 November 2012.