Georgetown Guyana: Historic Queenstown

Georgetown Guyana: Historic Queenstown

This ward of Georgetown was named after Queen Victoria and was  purchased by the Town Council from, Quintin Hogg, a planter,   in 1887  to protect the city from unsanitary pig pens and prevent the erection of poorly constructed buildings by its proprietor.  In the jubilee year of Queen Victoria,  it was proposed by the Town  Council that the streets be named after the Queens children.

However, this decision was not favourably received by the inhabitants of this ward of the city. Laluni and Anira Streets were named after tributaries of  the Lama a tributary of the Mahaica River. Peter Rose Street bears the name of a former  member of the Court of Policy.  Forshaw Street was named after  former Mayor  of the city Mr. George Anderson Forshaw.  Almond Street was named after an  almond tree and Crown Street was named in honour of of the crown.  [more]

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