THROWBACK PHOTO: Can you tell?

Photo submitted by Major Francis Richards

This photo of a major institution in Roseau was taken in the early 1900s. Let’s see how many of the following questions about it you can correctly answer.

  1. Name the institution.
  2. Name the year in which it was first built.
  3. Name the current location of that institution.
  4. Name the year it was moved to its current location.
  5. Take a try at naming the year that the photo was taken

Take a shot. See how many correct answers you can get!

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  1. Treadstone
    September 18, 2020

    1. Saint Mary’s Academy
    2. 1st built in 1932 (original location – Virgin Lane)
    3. Current Location: Turkey Lane
    4. Moved to current location in 1962
    5. Photo taken in 1964

    Well is guess I guess tann, tanx.

  2. Shaka zulu
    September 17, 2020

    Dominica grammar school.
    Moved to carnival city.
    Photo taken 1904

    All guesses

    • Kawant woseau
      September 18, 2020

      Dominica grammar school is upstairs and downstairs,that look like l rose at bathestate,only question is,was l rose moved,not sure about that

  3. Neg Bod LaMer
    September 17, 2020

    Looks to me like the back of the British Administrator’s residence looking southward from Turkey Lane.
    Must have been taken in the mid 1950s.
    The institution has since been moved approx 100yds further south of this location.

  4. Not A Herd Follower
    September 17, 2020

    1. PMH
    3. Goodwill

  5. Kiela Joseph
    September 17, 2020

    1. Dominica Statehouse
    2. It was first built in 1978
    3. The current location of that institution is Roseau
    4. It was moved to its current location in May 2011
    5. The year that the photo was taken was in 1978
    Take a try at naming the year in which this photograph was taken.

  6. Changes on mountain in the South
    September 17, 2020

    If this is the old State House on Victoria street, what exactly is happening to the taller mountain in the background? Is it crumbling naturally or is it being mined?

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