The Cage - Sam Sharpe Square, Downtown
The Cage is a small brick and cut stone building sitting in the north-west corner of Sam Sharpe Square. The Cage was a temporary jail, used as an overnight lock-up for drunken sailors, runaway slaves and other assorted vagrants.
The building was originally built from wood in 1806. The wooden structure was replaced by the current brick and stone building in 1822.
The Cage currently houses a foreign currency exchange kiosk.© 2009 Jamaica Travel and Culture .com