Yesteryear: Division and Main Streets

first_img Division and Main Streets by Pat SidesIn this 1982 photo, the old railroad tracks that once stretched down the center of Division Street are still intact. The intersection of Division and Main streets was one of the busiest in the city; regarded as the “gateway to the north,” the historic Jacobsville neighborhood begins in this block north of Division Street, terminating at Bosse Field.As plans for a new east-west expressway progressed, familiar landmarks began to disappear along Division. The prominent two-story brick structure sitting at an angle in the center of the photo had stood since the 1890s. Originally built by North Side businessman Newton Kelsay, the firm manufactured harness parts for horse-drawn buggies and other products until it was sold in 1957. Along with all the other commercial buildings pictured here, it fell victim to the wrecking ball in the late 1980s. A fast food restaurant now occupies the site where most of these buildings stood.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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Colors/Guinness in the Street West Dem: Eight matches carded for Pouderoyen tarmac

first_imgEIGHT more matches will grace the Pouderoyen tarmac this evening when the Colors/Guinness in the Street football competition rolls into West Demerara for its second night. In the first game of the night Goed Fortuin will play The Money team while Harmony Ballers will play Best Road Ballers in game two.The boys in blue also known as the Police team will take on Jetty in game three with Gas Team and Young Ballers from Crane up for action in game four which will be followed by a break.Upon the resumption, Classic 7 will have to take on the Gold Getters to move to the next round while Hustlers will have to better the talents of Prospect Jammers in game six.Shattaville Gunners and Golden Warriors will do battle in game seven with Brothers United and West Side Starz set to close off the event for the evening.The winners of the tournament will pocket $450 000, with second-place finishers 150 000, third place $100 000 and fourth place $50 000. (Stephan Sookram)last_img read more

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