The Historic Devon House: Pieces of the Past

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Excerpt from Rebecca Tortello’s Pieces of the Past: A Stroll Down Jamaica’s Memory Lane

When grand balls were held, George (Stiebel, the owner) imported blocks of ice, had them draped with flowers and set to rim the perimeter of the ballroom. This not only cleverly provided ambiance, it cooled the air – a welcome respite for those clad in ball gowns and dress suits.