The building which housed Barclays Bank Belize's headquarters has been around for some time. This picture was taken in 1958
This building was built in the early 1950's. About the same era as Fort George Hotel - sorry, Radisson Fort George - It was built on Pile Foundation. The piles were driven down to about 160 feet to find rock. I'm not sure they actually found rock.
Many parties here, especially at Christmas time... used to house Immigration Department. The upstairs was used as hurricane shelter in 1961. Barclays Bank District, Colonial & Overseas! As we were taught years later. Then it became International Ltd & then PLC. Much later FCIB & now will house Heritage Bank! Others said it was Dominion Colonial and Overseas.......
Photograph by Noel Escalante
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