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The Conch Shell House

Submitted by on November 11, 2009 – 4:32 amNo Comment

conch-shell-house-grand-caymanBuilt from more than 4000 conch shells, the Conch Shell House is one of Grand Cayman’s most unique landmarks. The house with its unique walls constructed of bricked conch shells dates back to 1935. It was once a private residence and later served as a bomb depot for the U.S. Navy during WWII. The house was refurbished in 1973 and the conch shells were cleaned and covered with transparent lacquer to preserve their wonderful pinkish pigment.

Located across the street from the Caribbean Electric Company, its construction is interesting and worth seeing just once. Many day tours around Grand Cayman pull over for a quick look and photo op of this unique architectural draw.

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