Then and Now: Belize City, Albert Street looking from Brodies towards Swing Bridge, Old Post Office
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February 4, 2021

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Then and Now: Belize City, Albert Street looking from Brodies towards Swing Bridge, Old Post Office. Top photo from late 1800s to 1910

The property where the building on the left is, is where a prison was in 1826. The prison burnt down around 1854. The building that is in the photo was the replacement and became the Post Office. We know that the post office burnt down as well. We know there was a great fire in downtown in 1863 and burnt 75% of the town including this Post Office. So if this building would have been burnt in 1863, then the photo would have had to be older than 1863.

The streets were narrow, That area between Belize Bank and Brodies was actually pushed back about 20 feet.

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