Aerial over Belize City, long ago. Looking down on the courthouse and river front
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Aerial over Belize City, long ago. Looking down on the courthouse and river front

The building in the middle is the court house and apart from the roof lines, is very similar to its current look. The building on the right was St Andrews Presbyterian church which was destroyed by hurricane Hatti in 1961.

It would be very difficult to give the exact date of this picture unless you were the person who took it or someone who knew something about the person who took it. At this point, we don't know any of them so I will attempt to give you a time span when I believe the picture was taken.

If we look closely at the picture, there are four buildings that are the main buildings (treasury building on the left, the court house in the middle, the Presbyterian church on the right and the building where Heritage Bank is currently) in this picture. None of these buildings exist today.

The Court House you see in the Picture was burnt down in 1918. The Court House we have today is a replacement built in 1925.

The third picture is the Court House in the above picture in fire and that happened in 1918.

The picture would have had to be taken from the air, so we needed to have had a plane and camera. The first camera was invented around 1829. The first commercial flights stared around 1918 as well. It could not have been Charles Lindbergh because he came in 1927. Then I am uploading another picture which will show the building that is where the Heritage Bank is currently located, but you will notice on the left of that picture Brodies is not there yet and Brodies go back to 1887. So in conclusion, I believe the picture could have been taken from a tower that was located on the North Side somewhere around Belize City Council (I believe there was a tower in that area) area and it was taken sometime after 1856 (The first Court House built) and 1887.

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