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By J. Makali Bruton, May 29, 2019
Kingston Methodist Church and Marker
Dominica, Saint George, Roseau — Anglican ChurchExplore Roseau
Anglican Church 1820 A permanent Anglican church was constructed on current site. British government funded the construction of the church for £6,500. It was built in the style of the Regency period which consists of a square, solid stone . . . — Map (db m135310) HM
Dominica, Saint George, Roseau — Carnegie Library of Roseau
This building is the gift to the people of Dominica of Andrew Carnegie Esquire of Skibo Castle, Sutherland N.B. A.D. 1905 — Map (db m94399) HM
Dominica, Saint George, Roseau — Cecil E. A. Rawle
Dominica Cecil E. A. Rawle 1891-1938 Faithfully he strove for progress in Dominica and for West Indian Unity — Map (db m93898) HM
Dominica, Saint George, Roseau — David the Goliath
David the Goliath The African Baobab Tree (Adansonia digitata) was blown down on the bus during Hurricane David on August 29th 1979. Fortunately the bus was empty at the time. The main stem is now more than 21 ft (6.4 m) in circumference and . . . — Map (db m135318) HM
Dominica, Saint George, Roseau — Glory to the French from Dominica
Glory to the French who lost their lives in the years of resistance 1941-1945 Honneur aux Francais tombes dans la resistance — Map (db m93899) WM
Dominica, Saint George, Roseau — Methodist ChurchExplore Roseau
Methodist Church 1787 First Methodist missionary, Dr. Thomas Coke arrived. It was originally a dwelling house. 1800 The lot where the church is now was initially leased to Catholics who later converted to Wesleyan Methodism. Construction . . . — Map (db m135311) HM
Dominica, Saint George, Roseau — Morne Bruce GarrisonThe Defence of Roseau
Morne Bruce Garrison The Defence of Roseau Dominica was ceded to Britain by the Treaty of Paris in 1763. To keep the island under her rule, Britain had to defend it from the French. Some small forts were started in 1765. Military engineers . . . — Map (db m135344) HM
Dominica, Saint George, Roseau — Morne Bruce GarrisonNorth Point Battery
Morne Bruce Garrison North Point Battery Cannon and Signaling Station To get messages up and down the coast, Captain James Bruce organised a line of signal stations. The signals were a combination of gun salutes and flag signals. Each . . . — Map (db m135345) HM
Dominica, Saint George, Roseau — Neg Mawon Emancipation Monument
This monument is a symbol of freedom and emancipation. It is a tribute to all the enslaved Africans who suffered and were executed in the history of Dominica. It honours the Maroons who risked their lives to fight for the emancipation of all. It . . . — Map (db m94220) HM
Dominica, Saint George, Roseau — PottersvilleExplore Roseau
Pottersville Was once known as Ballahoo Town and then Lod bor – creole for “the other side”. Was mainly occupied by fishermen, domestics and port workers who worked in Roseau. Pottersville was named after . . . — Map (db m135316) HM
Dominica, Saint George, Roseau — PottersvilleBy the Pottersville Savannah — Explore Roseau —
Pottersville By the Pottersville Savannah View of Woodbridge Bay in 1960 prior to the construction of the Deep Water Harbour. Walking distances to various historic sites and landmarks Map, key and emergency information . . . — Map (db m135343) HM
Dominica, Saint George, Roseau — Roseau BayfrontRoseau Cruise Ship Berth — Explore Roseau —
Roseau Cruise Ship Berth Left: The origins of our main streets are based on footpaths leading to and from the market and landing place at the old harbour. Where you now stand is the site of the old harbour. Below: View of Roseau . . . — Map (db m135309) HM
Dominica, Saint George, Roseau — Roseau BayfrontFerry Terminal — Explore Roseau —
Roseau Bayfront Ferry Terminal Roseau Bayfront 1900, at the time it was known as Bay Street. For many years the town was fronted by a wide beach but after a series of hurricanes, sea defence walls were built along the waterfront. . . . — Map (db m135342) HM
Dominica, Saint George, Roseau — Roseau CathedralExplore Roseau
Roseau Cathedral 1730 First started as a 16 x 40 ft solid timber church. This was fashioned after the Kalinago Kabays, consisting of strong posts and woven palm leaves. It was constructed by French lumbermen and peasant farmers. The original . . . — Map (db m135314) HM
Dominica, Saint George, Roseau — Simon Bolivar
Simon Bolivar Born in Caracas 24th July 1783 Died in Santa Marta 17th December 1830 Liberator of Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru Founder of Bolivia — Map (db m117234) HM WM
Dominica, Saint George, Roseau — Woodbridge BayExplore Roseau
Woodbridge Bay 1777 Woodbridge Bay is named after William Woodbridge, who from 1777, was the owner of Goodwill Estate. 1925 Prior to the construction of the Deep Water Harbour, it was a popular bathing spot lined with private beach huts and a . . . — Map (db m135259) HM
Dominica, Saint George, Roseau — World Wars Memorial
Dominica In memory of those from Dominica who gave their lives in the Great War 1914-1918 Capt. A. E. Anderson · Capt. C. M. Blandy · Major Geo. W. Carew · Capt. G. Carter · Capt. C. H. Hill · Lieut. H. T. S. Johns · Lieut. F. Johnson · Capt. R. . . . — Map (db m93900) WM
Grenada, Saint George, St. George's — Antilles Hotel
Antilles Hotel This structure, one of Grenada’s oldest, is in part one of the former French military barracks constructed in 1704. From 1767 to 1880 the British used portions for a prison. Shortly after, the upper floors became the island’s . . . — Map (db m135201) HM
Grenada, Saint George, St. George's — Assassination of Maurice Bishop
In everlasting memory of Prime Minister Maurice Bishop Fitzroy Bain ∙ Norris Bain ∙ Evelyn Bullen ∙ Jacqueline Creft ∙ Keith Hayling ∙ Evelyn Maitland ∙ Unison Whiteman Andy Sebastian Alexander ∙ . . . — Map (db m135186) HM WM
Grenada, Saint George, St. George's — Backwards Facing Forts
Backwards Facing Forts The gun ports on this unique fort face inland, rather than to seaward from where an attack on the island would have been expected. This is because of the lesson learned by the British in 1779 when the French took the . . . — Map (db m135230) HM
Grenada, Saint George, St. George's — Geoffrey H. Bourne, DSC, DPHIL17 November 1909 - 19 July 1988
As St. George's University's first Vice Chancellor (1978 - 1988), Geoffrey H. Bourne established the academic credentials that the medical school maintains to this day. His drive to firmly shape the newly established medical school according to . . . — Map (db m94504) HM
Grenada, Saint George, St. George's — Historic Sedan Chair Portico
Historic Sedan Chair Portico This portico is the actual front entrance of this building for sedan chairs. In the 19th century, during early British colonial rule in Grenada, the sedan chair was a major mode of transportation used by the free . . . — Map (db m135206) HM
Grenada, Saint George, St. George's — In the Bowels of the Fort
In the Bowels of the Fort This fort has a maze of underground tunnels and passageways, plus an extensive waterworks system. Look at the size of the stones. These tunnels offered an easy means of underground communication, allowing soldiers . . . — Map (db m135229) HM
Grenada, Saint George, St. George's — Marryshow House
Marryshow House This structure was once the home of T. Albert Marryshow, better known as The “Father of the Federation.” This West Indian statesman promoted the formation of one nation from all of the West Indies. Aside from its . . . — Map (db m135227) HM
Grenada, Saint George, St. George's — Memorial to the Fallen in Grenada
Memorial to the Fallen in Grenada This plaque expresses the gratitude of the Grenadian people to the forces from the United States of America and the Caribbean, especially those who sacrificed their lives in liberating Grenada on 25 . . . — Map (db m134953) WM
Grenada, Saint George, St. George's — Port Louis (1650)
Port Louis (1650) Grenada’s First Town On June 20th 1650 the French colonist led by Du Parquet, Governor of Martinique landed in this area and set up the first town which was called Port Louis. Project by: Kids Learning Center Sponsored by: . . . — Map (db m135180) HM
Grenada, Saint George, St. George's — Roman Catholic Cathedral
Roman Catholic Cathedral Located on Upper Church Street, this church reflects several dates of construction. The tower, constructed in 1818, is the oldest part of the building. The remaining portion was built in 1884 on the site of an 1804 . . . — Map (db m135225) HM
Grenada, Saint George, St. George's — Sedan Porches
Sedan Porches These porches were popular in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries when sedan chairs were a form of transportation. The porches, open on two sides, would shelter passengers from bad weather when they were embarking or . . . — Map (db m135205) HM
Grenada, Saint George, St. George's — St. Andrew's Presbyterian Kirk
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Kirk Popularly known as the Scots’ Kirk, this structure sits at the end of the Church Street. It was constructed in 1831 with assistance from the Freemasons. Two features for which the church is well known are its . . . — Map (db m135203) HM
Grenada, Saint George, St. George's — St. George's Methodist Church
Although not located on Church Street, this structure has the distinction of being the oldest original church building in St. George's parish. It was constructed in 1820 and is still in use today. This brick structure, with simple brick buttresses . . . — Map (db m94081) HM
Grenada, Saint George (Saint George's), St. George's — Destruction of the Bianca C
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Grenada, Saint George, St. George's — Fort FrederickGrenada Historic Forts
Welcome to Fort Frederick – one of the few forts in the world which has never fired a shot in anger. It was built by the French, who had wrested the island from the British in 1779. The French realized that had such fortifications existed at . . . — Map (db m135228) HM
Grenada, Saint George, St. George's — Grenada National Museum
While the museum’s structure is, indeed, an historic artifact, the museum’s collection offers a variety of objects emphasizing the island’s past. Relics from native Indian populations provide a glimpse into early history while flora and fauna . . . — Map (db m135193) HM
Grenada, Saint George, St. George's — Grenada Seamen and Waterfront Workers’ Union
This corner stone was laid by the President of the Grenada Seamen and Waterfront Workers’ Union Bro. Arthur Ramsay on the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the Union on the 1st. May 1977. — Map (db m135182) HM
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint George, Kingston — Kingston Methodist Church
Welcome to the Kingstown Methodist Church Methodism officially came to St. Vincent on the 9th of January, 1787, when British missionaries Rev. Thomas Coke, Rev. John Coke, William Warrener and William Hammet landed at the Kingstown Harbour. In . . . — Map (db m135179) HM
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint George, Kingstown — Fort Charlotte
This is a memorial to commemorate the soldiers who served and died at the Fort during the attempt by the British to gain control of the island. Fort Charlotte was the most important military site on the island. Built by the British as the . . . — Map (db m82665) HM WM
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint George, Kingstown — King Jugbo-Jugbo FemHistorical Site
(King Ja Ja of Opobo - 1821 to 1891) lived at this site. One of many during his years of exile (1888-1891) by the British from Opobo in West Africa. King Ja Ja was banished to ensure British dominance especially in the palm oil trade in what is . . . — Map (db m82664) HM
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint George, Kingstown — Kingstown Old Public Library
The Carnegie Old Public Library building, established in 1909, is hereby declared a Protected National Heritage Site with effect from the 4th day of February 2009 under the provisions of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines National Trust (Amendment) . . . — Map (db m82663) HM
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint George, Kingstown — Saint Vincent World War I Monument
Seal of St. Vincent and the Grenadines To the Glory of God and in memory of the sons of Saint Vincent who gave their lives for King and Country in the Great War 1914 – 1918 Roll of Honour Officers, Non-Commissioned . . . — Map (db m82658) WM
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint George, Kingstown — Welcome to Fort Charlotte
Background/History Fort Charlotte, once a formidable complex of batteries, barracks, moat, powder, magazines, drawbridge and outworks, was built with Herculean effort 636 feet above the sea upon Berkshire Hill during the closing years of the . . . — Map (db m82667) HM WM

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