Pottersville

Pottersville (HM2HTZ)

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N 15° 18.028', W 61° 23.415'

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PottersvilleWas 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 the Potter family who were the last private owners of Goodwill Estate before it was sold to the Government in 1947. 1890s The Old Quarantine Station was located in a building on Elliot Avenue. Passengers who arrived on ships known to have contagious diseases onboard, such as yellow fever, were isolated here. It later became an infirmary in 1926 until it was damaged in 1979. Currently, Karnival Korner Carnival Band's costumes are designed and constructed here. 1925 Reginald St. Johnston, a non-practising physician, organized the cleaning up of the Pottersville area, to improved sanitary conditions. St. Johns Avenue in Pottersville is named after him. Elliot Avenue is named after the British Administrator who oversaw the organization of Pottersville.Captions: 1924, the Old Quarantine building on Elliot Ave. The 1910s, looking down the Roseau River towards the sea. Washers washing clothes in the river, Pottersville can be seen in the background. 1955, washers in the Roseau River with the Roseau Bridge (currently Independence



St) seen on the right.
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HM NumberHM2HTZ
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Placed ByMinistry of Tourism and Culture
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, June 15th, 2019 at 8:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)20P E 672835 N 1692200
Decimal Degrees15.30046667, -61.39025000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 15° 18.028', W 61° 23.415'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds15° 18' 1.6799999999999" N, 61° 23' 24.9" W
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