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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