General Post Office and Albert Street, Belize City, British Honduras 1906
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October 9, 2021

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You can see the Hofius building in this photo. Second on the left. This photo also reveals that Battlefield Park which would be on the right side of the photo had houses on it around the turn of the last century.

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General Post Office and Albert Street, Belize City, British Honduras 1906

The location where this building was located was where our first prison was. The prison was destroyed by fire in 1853 I believe after which this building was constructed. This building was also destroyed by fire and was replaced by another building (see second photo). This new building also acted as the Post Office at one time and then was destroyed by fire as well. The building was replaced with the Barclays Building.

This corner, or near it, was where the first Anglican Church was located prior to building the Cathedral near Government House. It is my belief that Church Street was named Church because the Church was located on it. Previous to this site, the Anglican Church was located on St. Georges Caye and was moved to the mainland after the Spanish invaded St. Georges Caye in 1779.

Photograph courtesy Gerald Straughan

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