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Cockburn Town in Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands, British Overseas Territories — North Atlantic Ocean
 

Todds

 
 
Todds Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By AGS Media, October 23, 2008
1. Todds Marker
Mounted on the front of the building.
Inscription.  Todds, which was built in the 1880's, not only is the oldest variety store in the island, but also the only one still trading under its almost-original name and owned by the same family. The store was first owned by the Stubbs family who were the largest landowners in the Caicos Islands and also one of the foremost salt families in the territory. Freddie Todd purchased it in the early 20th century for his daughter, Eva Todd. When she died in the 1960's, her cousins, Olive Wood and Minnie Tatem, daughters of the late, distinguished local personality, Mr. W. R. Tatem, inherited the shop. Today it is owned by Miss Olive's son and daughter, John & Shirley, who also are Miss Minnie's nephew and niece. It was requested by the family that the name of the store never be changed from Todds. (Marker Number #16.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 21° 28.203′ N, 71° 8.825′ W. Marker is in Cockburn Town, Turks and Caicos Islands, in Grand Turk. Marker is at the intersection of Front Street and Darrell's
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Alley, on the left when traveling south on Front Street. Todds sits on the corner of Front Street and Darrell's Alley. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cockburn Town, Turks and Caicos Islands TKCA 1ZZ, British Overseas Territories. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Timco (a few steps from this marker); Grant Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Crofton Coverley House (within shouting distance of this marker); Free Mason's Lodge (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Sunnyside (about 90 meters away); The History of the West (about 150 meters away); Victoria Public Library (about 180 meters away); St. Mary’s Anglican Pro-Cathedral Church (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cockburn Town.
 
Regarding Todds. The building is constructed with corrugated metal with large wooden doors.
 
Todds Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, February 11, 2011
2. Todds Marker
Todds Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By AGS Media, October 23, 2008
3. Todds Marker
Marker is mounted to the right of the main entrance to Todds. At the time of the photo, the store was closed following Hurricane Ike.
Todds Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, February 11, 2011
4. Todds Marker
Todds Marker, seen at Darrell's Alley on Front Street image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, February 11, 2011
5. Todds Marker, seen at Darrell's Alley on Front Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 1, 2010, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. This page has been viewed 1,161 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 1, 2010, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida.   2. submitted on February 13, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3. submitted on June 1, 2010, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida.   4, 5. submitted on February 13, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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