Through The Lens, Trinidad & Tobago

Abercromby Street

April 14, 2005

Abercromby Street

Sometime between 1822 and today Abercrombie Street became Abercromby Street. Can anyone tell me why?

Located two streets west of Frederick Street, Abercromby Street runs from Independence Square to the south (where this photo was taken) to the Queen's Park Savannah in the north. The street was named after the British General (later Lieutenant-General) Sir Ralph Abercrombie, who captured Trinidad from the Spaniards and became the first British Governor of the island in 1797.

Posted by phototakeouter at 11:53 PM | Comments (3)

Either way, I still have problems spelling it. I remember learning bout these men in my history class.

April 15, 2005 04:54 PM, sherls

Hi Diego, interesting observation. All the new street signs put up in the past couple years use a narrower sans-serif font so the evolution continues.
I'm taking a look at your blog now.

April 15, 2005 02:25 PM, marc

It's a very interesting catalog of font types through the times...

BTW, your blog has the same name in english that mine is in spanish :D

April 15, 2005 11:02 AM, Diego

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