National Trust of Guyana

Demico House

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Location: Stabroek, Georgetown

Classification: Restaurant & Bar

Period/ Year Built: Circa 1880s

Historical Background / Description:

Demico House is located at Lot 19 Brickdam Stabroek, Georgetown. The 19th century, two-storey, colonial timber and masonry building was constructed during the 1880s. This structure is one of the oldest buildings in the area. It was first owned by Messrs Birch & Company along with Charles J. Mauarine. It was purchased by the D’Aguiar brothers in 1896 when it was converted into a hotel and bar and was known as Demerara Ice House. Today, the building houses a fast food parlour, a sports bar and a hotel. Notable architectural features of the building include its iron balconies and circular arched windows.