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Iguana posted:
Mars posted:

All that's left is the gate.

Hi Mars, it's been a while I don't remember where this was. From memory I'd like to say it was either on South Road, Croal Street or Brickdam. Am I right?

How come you don't remember? You are such an f'ed up genius!!!!!

Iguana posted:
Mars posted:

All that's left is the gate.

Hi Mars, it's been a while I don't remember where this was. From memory I'd like to say it was either on South Road, Croal Street or Brickdam. Am I right?

Robb and New Garden (now Shiv Chanderpaul Drive) Streets opposite the main entrance to GCC. On the other side of Robb Street is the back entrance to Our Lady of Fatima Church.

Mars posted:

Robb and New Garden (now Shiv Chanderpaul Drive) Streets opposite the main entrance to GCC. On the other side of Robb Street is the back entrance to Our Lady of Fatima Church.

Ah yes, opposite fatima church. I remember the building. Had those old white "coolers" for windows. Those old buildings painted sparkling white were something back in the day! thanks for the info. Sad to see what it has become!

Iguana posted:
Mars posted:

Robb and New Garden (now Shiv Chanderpaul Drive) Streets opposite the main entrance to GCC. On the other side of Robb Street is the back entrance to Our Lady of Fatima Church.

Ah yes, opposite fatima church. I remember the building. Had those old white "coolers" for windows. Those old buildings painted sparkling white were something back in the day! thanks for the info. Sad to see what it has become!

It's sad to see some of these majestic old buildings crumbling into ruins. It was a grand building in its heyday. The City Hall is falling apart and if they don't do something soon, that too will be a heap of rubble. St. George's Cathedral is undergoing restoration at the moment so hopefully we'll save that one for some time.

Mars posted:

It's sad to see some of these majestic old buildings crumbling into ruins. It was a grand building in its heyday. The City Hall is falling apart and if they don't do something soon, that too will be a heap of rubble. St. George's Cathedral is undergoing restoration at the moment so hopefully we'll save that one for some time.

Indeed! I heard the GCC is abandoned and falling apart too. The GCC club membership was elite and run by old man Camacho from GTM (I think). There were so many memorable moments at GCC, how can they just let that rot and fall apart?

I wonder if anyone has thought of restoring it and making it into a hall of fame for Guyanese cricket like baseball has in Cooperstown. The memories there from Lloyd, Kanhai, Kalicharran, Croft, Sewnarine (black boy), and others should be preserved to inspire our young people. And the grounds used for young folks.

Even guys like Gavaskar, the Chappell brothers, Jeff Thompson, Geoff Boycott etc. played there and had some memorable games. I'm sure somewhere there is tape of those games on old reels.

That surrounding area was prime real estate back in the day. sad

Bibi Haniffa posted:
Hugh Jorgan posted:

 

Bibi Haniffa posted:

Last week, the St. Roses High School building on Church Street was torn down.  It was once an iconic landmark on the Georgetown landscape.

Always the bearer of good news

Thank you Mr. Huge Organ. 

LOL! 

The grandeur of GT was its attractive wooden buildings, but the wood material became its grievance. I remember the King George V Hotel on Longden Street that was pulled down in 1974. A century ago it was the town's premier hotel. Before that, when the British writer Anthony Trollope visited Guyana in 1859, he stayed at the Hotel Clarendon which he described as GT's  "best". Also made of wood, unfortunately, and so decayed and disappeared. Compare the Clarendon building to the Public Buildings that was constructed in the 1830s and still standing. It's only a matter of time before other notable wooden buildings exit the city's landscape too. The ongoing construction trend is concrete, steel and glass.

Gilbakka posted:

The grandeur of GT was its attractive wooden buildings, but the wood material became its grievance. I remember the King George V Hotel on Longden Street that was pulled down in 1974. A century ago it was the town's premier hotel. Before that, when the British writer Anthony Trollope visited Guyana in 1859, he stayed at the Hotel Clarendon which he described as GT's  "best". Also made of wood, unfortunately, and so decayed and disappeared. Compare the Clarendon building to the Public Buildings that was constructed in the 1830s and still standing. It's only a matter of time before other notable wooden buildings exit the city's landscape too. The ongoing construction trend is concrete, steel and glass.

Let's get serious, you can't wait until the building is falling down to try and preserve or restore it. Ongoing preventative maintenance will prolong the lives of these buildings indefinitely.

Bibi Haniffa posted:
Hugh Jorgan posted:

 

Bibi Haniffa posted:

Last week, the St. Roses High School building on Church Street was torn down.  It was once an iconic landmark on the Georgetown landscape.

Always the bearer of good news

Thank you Mr. Huge Organ.

Very welcome my dear.

Mitwah posted:
Bibi Haniffa posted:
Hugh Jorgan posted:

 

Bibi Haniffa posted:

Last week, the St. Roses High School building on Church Street was torn down.  It was once an iconic landmark on the Georgetown landscape.

Always the bearer of good news

Thank you Mr. Huge Organ. 

LOL! 

Well, there you go!!!!!!!!

Bibi Haniffa posted:

Last week, the St. Roses High School building on Church Street was torn down.  It was once an iconic landmark on the Georgetown landscape.

I have to tell my sisters their old school is gone!!!! Were these schools still private you bet the Catholic church would've made sure they were maintained. The Commie clowns destroyed everything! And who's shaping up to run for 2020? MORE commie clowns or their disciples!

yuji22 posted:

I may close attention to some historic details that Gil provides at GNI. Mars also makes a valuable contribution with his travel details and advice.

Excellent stuff.

Yes, read and learn and you'll get a truthful perspective on Guyana, it's history and it's problems. Not the racist filth you were fed in the Hindutva hole where you were dragged up.

From what Mars has written I think I know who his family is. Solid GT folks. Bibi also, from her writings. You, well you may be already too rooted in your racist hatred to change. You and your ilk cannot hold a candle to some of the black, portugese or established Indians that were in Guyana. You and your ipad and iphone posing like you're a somebody are a newcomer to the scene. I pity you!

Back in the day, the GT Indians would piss on a neanderthal like you. You would be considered low class because of your general backwardness, which manifests here daily.

Gilbakka posted:

The grandeur of GT was its attractive wooden buildings, but the wood material became its grievance. I remember the King George V Hotel on Longden Street that was pulled down in 1974. A century ago it was the town's premier hotel. Before that, when the British writer Anthony Trollope visited Guyana in 1859, he stayed at the Hotel Clarendon which he described as GT's  "best". Also made of wood, unfortunately, and so decayed and disappeared. Compare the Clarendon building to the Public Buildings that was constructed in the 1830s and still standing. It's only a matter of time before other notable wooden buildings exit the city's landscape too. The ongoing construction trend is concrete, steel and glass.

Gilly, all that is good to reminisce about, but 1 fact remains ignored. Wooden buildings are a liability, a match being its greatest enemy and PNC boys are famous for mo fiah slow fiah.  Look at the famous monuments around the world, all made mostly of stone.

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