Devon House

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Devon House, St. Andrew

Devon House, built in 1881, is the former residence of George Stiebel (1820-1896),[1][2] Jamaica's first black millionaire, in St. Andrew.[3] He gained his wealth in Venezuela and returned to Jamaica. He was appointed as the Custos, a high civic post, of St. Andrew. His residence has been restored and is operated as a house museum and National Heritage Site.[4]

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  1. ^ "The Story of George Stiebel, Jamaica's first black millionaire". Retrieved 2018-09-13. 
  2. ^ "How much do you know about George Stiebel, the builder of Devon House? -". 2017-09-01. Retrieved 2018-09-13. 
  3. ^ "Devon House". Britannica. Archived from the original on 10 January 2017. Retrieved 21 September 2016. 
  4. ^ "Devon House Heritage Site". Devon House Development Company. Retrieved 21 September 2016. 

Coordinates: 18°00′53″N 76°47′24″W / 18.01473°N 76.79002°W / 18.01473; -76.79002