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authority to “summon and call General Assemblies of the said freeholders and planters in our islands”. The first Assembly of 24 members was elected in early September 1729 and convened on September 29th, 1729. The monument, near the public dock, commemorates the Harbour

Hill Steps and Tunnel

Sir G. Roberts Library

White dress: Sophisticated U, Palmetto Point, 332-0099

Islanders at this Assembly John Thompson Sr., John Roberts, John Thompson Jr., and Seaborn Pinder. Haunted House More a property of considerable curiosity than historic interest, the house is now a decaying private residence. It was built in 1941 by Colonel Glen Stewart for his English bride, Jessie. Unoccupied for many years, the property was sold in 1964 to a Greek shipping heir, George Lavanos, who according to “legend” purchased it for his bride, who refused to stay in the house. It remained, fully furnished, until 1979 when an accidental fire destroyed the structure. Sir G. Roberts Library Harbour Island library is the second oldest public library in the Bahamas. Established in 1853, the Lieutenant Governor granted 6 pounds sterling towards, “the establishment of a library and reading room” located upstairs on Church Street. It was re-located due to Hurricane Betsy in 1965. The new building was constructed in 1968 on the old cemetery site in honour of Sir George, a native of Harbour Island who became President of the Senate. He was highly respected by all. Hill Steps and Tunnel These beautiful steps were cut into the coral rock by prisoners, and were probably constructed to connect the Cleare family to their Lumber and Shingle business (the building no longer exists, to the left of the steps) and their home at the top of the hill (presently occupied by Rock House). A tunnel under the Hill steps connects the Landing Hotel with the Rock House. It has been closed off and currently serves as a wine cellar for the Landing Restaurant.

added tip: OLD DUNMORE TOWN Rent a golf cart and view the historical homes on a drive through old Dunmore Town

White top (above), blue and white tunic (left): Sophisticated U, Palmetto Point, 332-0099

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