Each week, the Observer on Sunday will take a peek back more than 40 years to show our readers a little bit of what happened in that era. This excerpt was taken from the Caymanian Compass archives and was published in the Caymanian Weekly, July 13, 1966.
We move to new offices
On Friday last we moved into our new and permanent offices in the centre of George Town and we hope that all our friends will visit us from time to time.
This building, owned by Dr. R.E. McTaggart, was erected by Mr. Elroy Arch and his son Junior who recently returned to the island. It has a 75 ft. frontage and is 50ft. on the south end and 61 ft. at the north end and has a floor area of 3,954 sq. ft. The portion occupied by the Caymanian is 1,400 sq ft. in area and was constructed to our own specifications.
We are most grateful to Mr. C.L. Flowers and his helpers who assisted us to move our machinery and effects so easily and to Mr. B.O. Julier for his help and co-operation in getting the power on in order that our machines could continue operation immediately the move was complete.
Mr. Elroy and his son have certainly done a good job and we thank them very much indeed for their co-operation. They have at present under construction 18 cottages and a Club House for the Caribbean Club on the West Bay Road with a power house, laundry and garage on the East side of the Road; a two-storey 14,000 sq. ft. hardware and lumber store for Mr. A.L Thompson, which will have offices on the second floor, and also five large homes.
Friends from abroad are invited to call in when on island and new subscribers will always be welcomed.