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Melrose House

Always admired for its architecture, this building located next to the Gouyave Police Station is historically known as Melrose House, was first owned by the Commissiong family. Dr L M Commissiong and his mother known as Nen Commissiong lived there.

This building was later owned by the Gibbs family has its front garden, wrought iron fence, fountains and tiled walkway and one of two of its type in Grenada. It is found at Central Depradine street and Doctor Bell Gouyave. one can notice its unique features, front porch with fretwork on barge board and other decorations. Observe the creolization or you can use the word West Indian nature of its architecture, the sash windows accompanied with the Jalousies\wooden louvers. This gives the impression that the house is cool as it uses the element around. This building was known for its boat house and its large underground vats for rum storage.


At the back of the Gouyave police Station is the platform of the longest wooden jetty in Grenada, built during the late 1800's for the costal steamers which ply the coast.