The 1907 Earthquake Monument is located in the community of Greenwich Town, South Western St. Andrew. The monument was erected in 1909 in memory of the 500 unrecognizable citizens of Kingston who perished in the 1907 Earthquake and fire, who were buried at the site. It is the considered opinion of a number of stakeholders, including the Hon. Portia Simpson Miller in whose constituency the monument resides, that the monument is part of a rich history which should to be shared with the rest of Jamaica and the world.
In line with the Tourism Product Development Company Limited’s (TPDCo) mandate to enhance the visitor’s experience, the decision was taken to rehabilitate the 1907 Earthquake Monument is projected to enhance the Community based Tourism programme within the Kingston resort area.
This portion of the overall project involves the rehabilitation of the monument and the landscaping of the area directly adjacent to the monument. It is intended to benefit residents of the Greenwich Town community directly, and by extension Jamaica.
Persons hoping to visit the 1907 Earthquake Monument will be able to access the site through the St. Andrew Technical High School (STATHS) on Spanish Town Road, Kingston.
Project Implementation Team
- Architect: Junior Thompson
- Landscape Architect: Suzanne Spence
- Site Labor: Sourced from community and organized by Maxine Simpson (Community Representative)
Scope of Works
- Site Clearance and Demolition
- Installation of masonry walls and chain link fencing
- Grading and Landscaping
- Repairs to Monument and tiling of monument
- Installation interlocking pavers and stained concrete walkways.
- Installation of story boards and directional signs
- Paving of the STATHS driveway and beautification of areas along STATHS driveway
Additional angles of the finished park and monument