Caribbean Area ( lcsh ) Bay Street -- (Nassau, Bahamas) ( lcsh ) Nassau (Bahamas) -- 1900-1910 ( lcsh ) Photochrom prints ( lcsh )
Bay Street parallels the harbor, and is Nassau's "main street." The large building in the background is the Hotel Colonial (British Colonial Hotel). The Florida East Coast Hotel Company, a subsidiary of the FEC Railway Company, built it in 1901. It burned in 1922, and was replaced the following year by the present-day British Colonial Hotel. "Bay Street monopolizes nearly all the business of the city, and is its principal thoroughfare. It skirts the harbor, is shaded by rows of almond trees, stretches east and west ... and is made lively and attractive by trade and travel. ... During all parts of the day, Bay street is thronged with people, almost exclusively colored." - The Isles of Summer, 1880.
Digital image. 2005.
400 ppi, 2849 x 3669 pixels, 29.9 mb rgb tif.
Photochrom, in 11 x 14 in. window mat, filed in Detroit Photograph Company. Photochroms. Box 2.