Georgetown Guyana: Historic Robbstown

Georgetown Guyana: Historic Robbstown

This area was first leased by Joseph Bourda in 1792 who  subsequently rented this portion of Georgetown to John Robb who arranged the building lots and landscape. Hence it derives its name from the man who designed the area.

In 1864, the entire area was destroyed by a fire. Under the guidance of Mayor Edward John Barr the area was rearranged and streets were widened, giving this ward of the city of Georgetown its present urban layout.            

Like many other parts of the city, the streets of this ward were named after prominent and affluent members of  society. Robb Street is named after John Robb the founder of this ward. Hinks Street is named after, Sir Francis Hinks, a former Governor (1862-1868) and a Finance Minister to Canada.    [more]

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