Gambo circa 1975:

This aerial view of reminds us how truly small our ‘village’ was. By 1975 much of it was being dismantled as the U.S. Canal Zone was coming to an end. President Carter, in our opinion, did the ‘just’ thing by returning the Canal Zone territories and future operations of the canal to the sovereign government of the Republic of Panama. We are dismayed however, that the U.S. government would eventually dismantled all of the living quarters in Front Square, Sugar Bowl, Church Square, Dust Bowl and Parallel. In doing so they obliterated much of the physical memorials of our ‘village’.

By 1975 over 40% of ‘Gyambo’ residential quarters have been demolished. The School, Gym and Clubhouse are still standing. All of Church Square quarters are gone. The Baptiste and Seventh Day Adventist churches are gone. The Bachelor’s quarters on Front Street are gone; however the Dust Bowl bachelor quarter is still standing and so is are the Dustbowl and Parallel ‘local rate’ residential quarters. However, while not fully in view, the ‘U.S. rate/’Gold’ residential quarters, are still standing. Today there is no physical evidence of our residence still standing in Gyambo. The Elementary School, gym, clubhouse, tennis court are demolished or will be soon and the area where they stood has been leased to the Smithsonian Institute where there are building laboratories, administrative offices, and instructional classrooms to further study the rain forest that was once our backyard playgrounds for adventure, exploration, and hunting.

The vestibule of our ‘spirit and legacy’ is not wholly contained in physical structures, but also in our hearts and collective memories. Please help us remember, reconstruct and map the ‘who, where and when of ‘Gyambo residents’. What were the names of the families, your classmates and friends that resided in Gyambo going back from 1935 to 1975?

We have made our best attempt to start off this ‘community recollection exercise’. We are certain that we don’t have all the names, period of time, when they resided in one or the other of Gyambo’s residential sectors or in what building or what ‘step’ or apartment. We know that families moved periodically over time, so they might have lived at one time or another in Front Square, or Church Square and then moved on to Dust Bowl or Parallel. We would prefer to have all the family names and that of their dependents and the approximate years that they lived in specific locations. We think you find that our first effort is a reasonable good one. To get a more accurate demographic mapping and profile WE NEED YOUR HELP. Please review this first effort and make corrections, fill in the blanks and email us at (XYZ). Over time we can have fun making corrections to this initial mapping. It will spark memories and stories…that we want you to share with us. Email us your stories and make your comments, reflections in the opens space section of the site.

To tickle your memory, consider the aerial the photo as a frame of reference:

‘Gyambo’ (Officially called Santa Cruz by the Canal Zone authorities) was located in the northern half of Gamboa, Canal Zone. White Americans lived in Gamboa on the the southern half of the town. Over time, for our own geographical designation reasons and also to establish natural boundaries for selecting and establishing competitive athletic teams divided Gyambo into four sections: Front Square, Church Square, Dust Bowl, & Parallel.

In the photo, Dredging Division structures are in the forefront (see the crane and the other workshops on land peninsula that struts into the canal waters). Immediately above the Dredging Division building structures you can see the Panama Railroad tracks (that was first built in the late 1800’s and is still operational today). Beyond the tracks is the town of ‘Gyambo’ comes into view. To the left of the photo is Santa Cruz Elementary School. Just above and slightly right of the school is the gym, and the Club House. To the right of Elementary School and across the street (that circumvented the town) are the Front Square residential quarters (a few of which are no longer standing; e.g. two in the lower quadrant). Sadly, none of the Church Square residential quarters were still standing at the time this photo was taken (see the empty lots in the middle of the photo). Although the Seventh Day Adventist Church (upper left hand quadrant) and Episcopalian St. Simon Church (upper right hand quadrant) are still standing and can be seen in the photo. The ‘bachelor’s quarters’ in Dust Bowl is still standing (upper left) as are all the residential quarters in Dust Bowl and Parallel.

The design of these residential buildings were simple, and efficient to live relatively comfortable and safely in this rain forest tropical environment. Each building had twelve (12) apartments located on the upper and lower levels of the building. There were three stairs to each building and four families to each stair (four families – two upstairs and two downstairs). Dust Bowl & Parallel had the same configuration but the stairs were enclosed and located under the apartments. They were designed and constructed after the first edition of residential quarters in Front and Church Square and as had a little more comfort amenities. Specifically their designed included hot water plumbing and carports beneath the buildings. The more rugged design of Front Square & Church Square residential buildings, at least from the children’s point of view had major benefits. The open spaces below the apartments where we were year round play spaces. The marble game, hide and seek, and ‘can’ competitions in this section of town were legendary. The open spaces below the buildings also provided spaces for adult games (domino, bridge, and checkers) and areas to congregate on swings and benches and chat about every happening.

In total the residential quarters and public buildings in ‘Gyambo’ included the following:

  • Front Square was composed of 16 buildings (300 to 315) (These included three ‘bachelor quarters’ for single/unmarried males).
  • Church Square was composed of eleven (11) buildings, and four (4) Churches.
  • Dust Bowl was composed of eight (8) buildings. 280 through 287.
  • Parallel was composed of four (4) buildings: 271, 272, 273 & 274.

In addition to the residential quarters ‘Gyambo’ was a multi-church worship community that spanned faith and religious believes. The religious community included several churches, including:

  • Catholic, (Our Lady of Good Counsel) Church
  • Episcopalian (St. Simon), Church
  • Seven-Day Adventist Church
  • Baptist Church
  • The Jehovah Witnesses (worshiped in rooms at the Clubhouse)
  • The Obeah/Jump-Up Church (traditional African religion; practiced in the open spaces between Church Square residential buildings).

Public service buildings included:

  • The Gymnasium
  • The Elementary School (Mr. Morgan School)
  • The Dispensary (Segregated health clinic serving both ‘Local and U.S.’ rate employees)
  • The Firehouse (serving the entire town of Gamboa/’Gyambo’)
  • The Post Office (Segregated facility)
  • Train Station (Segregated facility)
  • The Commissary (Segregated facility)
  • The Dredging Division
  • Swimming pool ( Segregated until the late 1960’s)
  • Military Armor Camp Station (near the rail road station; new road on the way to ‘Culvert’)
  • Big Man camp/shack
  • Mr. Griffin the shoemaker’s shack (before he got a room in the ‘White club house’ near the commissary
  • The Salvadorian Camp/quarters (deserted after the failed French canal construction effort)

Sugar Bowl

Building #300

Right Step:

  • The Wilsons
  • The Sinclair’s
  • The Perkins
  • The Browns
  • The Forde’s
  • The Henrys (Vilma, Henry and Eugenie)

Middle Step:

  • The Bells (Sheila, Berto and Sam)
  • The Ponds
  • The Morell’s (John)
  • The Hawkins (Vione, Donut)

Left Step:

  • The Peterkin’s (Theophilus, Lorenzo, William, Alfonso, Dolores)
  • The Monteros (Nilva, Anel, Lucia, Pedro, Cara)
  • The Jiménez
  • The Manning’s (Dolly, Ricardo, David, Bingo)
  • The Collins

Building #301

Right Step:

  • The Montgomery’s (Dora, Ferdie,)
  • The Morris’ (Melvina)
  • The Bells’
  • The Martinez (Roberto, Papitin)
  • The Innis’
  • The Albeos’

Middle Step:

  • The Barbers’ (Janet, George/Chippy, Joyce)
  • The Smalls’ (Luis, Mario, Charita)
  • The Rodriguez

Left Step:

  • The Innis’ (Rex and Telca)
  • Flores’ (Felicito, Arquilles)
  • The Williams’ (Loretta)
  • The Phillips’ (Tito)

Building #302

Right Step:

  • The Primus’
  • The Wall’s
  • The Harris’
  • The Graham’s (Eldica)

Middle Step:

  • The Rodriquez’
  • Unknown
  • Unknown
  • Unknown

Left Step:

  • The James’ (Leatha)
  • Unknown
  • Unknown
  • Unknown

Building #303

Right Step:

  • The Francis’ (Shirley, Mecánico)
  • The Grants’
  • The Padmore’s
  • The Small’s (Jeamott, Anita, Sonia)

Middle Step:

  • The Yearwood’s (Gladstone, Biscombe, Herman)
  • The Edwards (Barbara, Pamela, ‘Cutmouth’, Roy
  • The Jemmott’ s
  • The Pacheco ’s (‘Fulo’, Nuria, Verón)
  • The Wades (Lynn, ‘Ackie’, ‘Chiquitín’, Arthur)

Left Step:

  • The Stanford’s (Pete, Adele)
  • The Myrie’s
  • The Mullings’ (Charles, Silvia, Marissa, Laarina, Eloyce)
  • The Blackman’s (Jackie, Deana, Sloe)
  • The Mullings’ (Boyce, Irvin, Hilda)

Building #304

Right Step:

  • The Moran’s ( three daughters)
  • The Garnicas (Lucia)
  • The Howard’s (Julia)
  • The Russell’s ( two sons)

Middle Step:

  • The White ’s (Cecilia, Marcia, Soto, Estela, Reinaldo)
  • The Belgrave’s (Ronald, Mildred)
  • The Cummings
  • Unknown

Left Step:

  • The Warren’s (Hilton, Robert, ‘Baby’, Cyril, Winnifred)
  • The Scott’s (Gladys)
  • Unknown
  • Unknown

Building #305

Right step:

  • The Mussa’s (Charles, Maggie)
  • The Vargas’ (Anna)
  • The Woods
  • Unknown

Middle Step:

  • The Winter’s (Linda, Chela, Olga, Gloria, Papito, Andre, Sheila)
  • The Grant’s (Mavis, Prince, Mervyns, Richard, ‘Queenie’)
  • The Powell’s (Alvin, Ethlyn, Lloyd, Myrtle)
  • The Graham’s (Ellica, ‘Pluto’)

Left Step:

  • The Prescott’s (Daisy, Louise, Tony)
  • The Hawthorne’s (Kenneth, Sylvia)
  • The Dunn’s
  • The Squires (Thelma, Gilbert)

Building #306

Right Step:

  • The Flatt’s (Tony, Muriel, Daltia, ‘Bunny’)
  • The Ford’s
  • The Sainten’s (Eric, ‘Mackie’, Clebert, Errol)
  • The Bovell’s
  • Pacheco (Jacinto, Fulo)
  • The Williams’ (Varry, Eleanor, Pauline)
  • Melendez’s
  • Brownie’s (Luis)

Middle Step:

  • The Jones’
  • Salamanca
  • Gooding (Rupert)
  • Unknown Surname (Sylvia)
  • Boston (Margaret)
  • Beckford (Delia)

Left Step:

  • The Daniels’ (Luis, Olga)
  • The Dover’s
  • The Brownie’s (Sally, Billy, Luis)
  • The Pasquale (Dolly, Vilma)
  • The Boston’s (Margaret)

Building #307

Right Step:

  • The Joseph’s (Hubert, Evelina)
  • The Drew’s (Eduardo)
  • Unknown
  • Unknown

Middle Step:

  • Ruiz (Mellie, ‘Fito’, ‘Mani’)
  • The Gibb’s (Alfred, ‘Baya’)
  • The Reese’s (‘Butcher’)
  • Ms. Sarah
  • The Small’s
  • The Sainten (grandfather)
  • Unknown surname (Lola, Mathew)

Left Step:

  • The Bellamy’s (Meata, Vida)
  • Unknown
  • Unknown
  • Unknown

Building #308

Right Step:

  • The Brown’s (‘Tata’)
  • The Welch’s (Homer)
  • Unknown
  • Unknown

Middle Step:

  • The Sainten’s
  • The Wilson’s (Katey, Evelyn, Mabel, Carlos)
  • The Harra’s (Greg, ‘Pempe’, Clemente)
  • Unknown

Left Step:

  • The Whittaker’s (Granville, Elena)
  • The Chamber’s
  • Unknown
  • Unknown

Building #309

Right Step:

  • The Chambers’ (Joyce, Tallulah, Iris)
  • The Moore’s (Peter, Calvin)
  • The Bennocks

Middle Step:

  • The Bennett’s (George, Lucia)
  • The Ricketts (Pepsi, Hortense, ‘Coco Liso’
  • The Howell’s (Dolly, Luisa)
  • Unknown

Left Step:

  • Unknown
  • Unknown
  • Unknown
  • Unknown

Building #310

Right Step:

  • The Vialta’s
  • The Harris’
  • The Holders (Calvin)
  • Unknown

Middle Step:

  • The Battleshield’s (Allie)
  • The Cooper’s
  • Unknown
  • Unknown

Left Step:

  • The Jordan’s (Erick, Clarissa, ‘Jap’, ‘Tito’, ‘Chica’)
  • The Bonnick’ s (Ricardo, Alfredo)
  • Unknown
  • Unknown

Building #311

Right Step:

  • The Best’s (Alicia)
  • Unknown
  • Unknown
  • Unknown

Middle Step:

  • The Pacheco’s
  • The Jones’ (Stanicia, Lorenzo)
  • Unknown
  • Unknown

Left Step:

  • The Stewart’s (Bernice, Wilma, Brenda)
  • The Wade’s (Howell, ‘Chiquitín’)
  • The Lucas’ (Olga)
  • The Burnett’s

Building #312

Right Step:

  • The William’s (Colleen, Laura)
  • The Greene ’s (Cecilia, Carlos, Yolette)
  • The Barber’s (Dassa, Glenda, Mack
  • Unknown Surname (‘Lemon Pie’)

Middle Step:

  • The Campbell’s (Amy, Irene, Jimmy, ‘Little One’)
  • The Romero’s (Nattie, ‘Tiling’, ‘Wuego’, Jose)
  • The Gillette’s (Alston, ‘Son’)
  • The Genmarie’s (Ramon)

Left Step:

  • The Sobers’ (Dan, Undine)
  • The Morgan’s (Florence)
  • The Husband’s (Bobby, ‘Greengiant’)
  • The Romero’s (Victor, Allie)
  • The Albeo’s

Building #313

Right Step:

  • The Farley’s (David, ‘Bullfrog’, Tony, ‘Junior’)
  • The Butcher’s (‘Mumsie’)
  • Unknown
  • Unknown

Middle Step:

  • The Pinnock’s (Blackie Vanderpool)
  • The Shan’s (Bruce, Arnold/’Nal’, Ricardo)
  • The Joseph’s
  • Unknown

Left Step:

  • The Laurie ’s (Gloria, Mónica, Delia, ‘Junior’)
  • The Buddil’s (Claudette, Gilbert)
  • The Worrell’s (Leroy, Hero, Patsy)
  • Unknown

Building #314

Right Step:

  • The Nunez’s (Ramon)
  • The Eliott’s (Roy, Bobby, Elena, Ena)
  • The Leach’s (Sybil)
  • The Morales (Nilsa, Luis, Arsenio, Silvia, Jose/’Acu’, Arnulfo)

Middle Step:

  • The Powell ’s ( Arnold)
  • The King ’s (Bea, ‘Sparky’)
  • The Calloute’s (Stephen, Cecil)
  • The Ford ’s
  • The Olton’s (‘Touti’, Timmy, ‘Girly’, Eddie, Thomas, George, Aminta)

Left Step:

  • Baxter’s (Alvin, Beverly, Charlie, Arlene, Dulcina, Aubrey)
  • Griffith’s (‘Sugar’, Robert)
  • The Peterkin’s (Theophilus, Bea)
  • The Ferguson’s
  • The Minerve’s
  • The Alfaris (‘Mad’)
  • The Smith’s (Bob, Joyce, Amanda)
  • The William’s (Pauline, Eleanor)

Building #315

Right Step:

  • The Broom’s (Euretha, Hazel)
  • The Miller’s (George)
  • The Small’s (‘Titie’, ‘Bandido’, Nino, ‘Limpy’, Seneida, ‘Cuchi’)
  • The Lawrence’s (Frederick, Violet, Joyce, Calvin)

Middle Step:

  • The Benitez’s (Laura)
  • The Grant’s (Delfina, ‘Joe-Joe’)
  • The Bryan’s (Juanita, and three girls)
  • Unknown

Left Step:

  • The Jordan’s (Eulalie, Clarissa, Eric)
  • The Scott’s (Carlos, Ernesto, ‘Peachy’, Horace, Aldith)
  • The Shan’s (Alpheus, ‘Corooque’)
  • The Wallace (‘Walla-Walla’)

Church Square

Building #316

Right Step:

  • The Welch’s (Charles, Beverly, Margaret)
  • The Centeno’s (Ruben)
  • The Cummings (‘Major’, Anselmo, Karl)
  • Unknown

Middle Step:

  • The Truick’s (Norman)
  • Unknown
  • Unknown
  • Unknown

Left Step:
The Fairley’s (David, ‘Blood’, ‘Bulldog’)
The Sealey’s
The Cubillos (‘Papi’)
The Hinds (George)

Building #317

Right Step:

  • The Gonzalez’s (‘Cabezón’)
  • The Hamilton’s (Sharon, Sandra)
  • The Joshua’s (?)
  • Unknown

Middle Step:

  • The Mite’s (Victor, Erlinda,)
  • The Wade’s (Lighter, Cecilia, Tito, Evelyn, Conrad, ‘Jawanie’)
  • The Louis’ (Walter, Joyce)
  • Baxter’s (Dulcina, Beverly)

Left Step:

  • The Barber’s (‘Hawk’, Errol, Byron)
  • The Garbutt’s (Elvia, Gilberto)
  • The Archibold’s (‘Skipper’)
  • The Jones’ (Claudette, Marva, Arnold/’Bonehead’, Carlos)

Building #318

Right Step:

  • The King’s (Russell, Ertha)
  • The Webster’s (Audley Jr.,Janeann, Mary Jane, Daniel, Susie)
  • The Howard’s (Henry, Hubert, ‘Mumsie’, Julia)
  • The Grant’s (Roma)

Middle Step:

  • The Daniel’s (Gilberto, Cecilia, Linda)
  • The Allen’s (Timothy, Douglas, Melvin)
  • The Josiah’s (Dennis, Kathleen, Anita, Cuthbert)
  • The Jones (‘Freddy’)

Left Step:

  • The Amantine’s (Elena, Muffin, Fernando)
  • The Robert ’s (‘Palance’, ‘Bunny’)
  • The Myrie’s (Guillermo)
  • The Mitchell ’s (Juliette, Rudolph)

Building #319

Right Step:

  • The Jordan’s (Delia, ‘Tito’, West, Ruddy, Blue)
  • The Fergus’
  • The Taitt’s (Kathleen, Donna)
  • The Dyer’s (‘Jakes’/Richie, James/’Jimmy’, ‘Tony’/Sidney, Emilia)
  • Sampson (Claudia)

Middle Step:

  • The Holmes’
  • The Campbell’s (Vilma, ’Pretty’, Marlon)
  • The Weeks’
  • The Scott’s
  • The Perez’ (circa 1955)

Left Step:

  • The Millett’s (Bobby, Billy, Butch, Eleanor, Monica)
  • The Peterkin’s, (Theophilus, Romelia) (314)
  • The Bryan’s (Juanita)
  • The Creque’s

Building #324

Right Step:

  • The Bowen’s (Gene/’Pencho’, Richard/ ‘Peanut’, Errol, Lurlene, Lorenzo)
  • The Bennett’s
  • The Cameron’s (Gloria, Delia)
  • The Phillip’s (Eddie, ‘Polo’, Jeanie)

Middle Step:

  • The Rhaburn’s
  • The Osorio’s (Maria, Dominga)
  • The McKenzie’s (Marva, Maria)
  • The Sealy’s (Ricardo, Rogelio)

Left Step:

  • The Edwards (Linton, Teresa, Anita, ‘Chubby’, ‘Blackie’)
  • The Brown’s (Melvin, Robert)
  • The Williams
  • The Ford’s (Barbara Ford, Ricardo, Fritz, Diana)

Building #325

Right Step:

  • The Elliot’s (Chela, Bobby)
  • The McFarlane’s (Gloria, Winifred, Gennet, Eleanor, Danny)
  • Doloris and Ken Pattenger
  • Unknown

Middle Step:

  • The Armstrong’s (Gilbert, Lorna, Delphina, ‘Bushie’)
  • The Nicholas’ (Yvette)
  • Surname unknown (Patricio)
  • The Hawkins (‘Donut’)

Left Step:

  • The Savory’s (Ruby, Marva, ‘Costa’, ‘Fanso’)
  • The Perez’s
  • The Joseph’s (Claudette, Richard, ‘Muggie’)
  • The Lindsay’s

Building #326

Right Step:

  • The Townsend’s (Olivia, ‘Chunky’, ‘Dody’, Alvin)
  • The Bryan’s (Roseann)
  • The Romero’s (Carlos, Marlene, ‘Polly’)
  • Unknown

Middle Step:

  • The Cumberbatch’s (Eric, Charlie, ‘Talula’, Eric)
  • Unknown
  • Unknown
  • Unknown

Right Step:

  • The Barber’s (Byron, Mike)
  • The Salazar’s (Manuel)
  • The Stevenson’s (Wilbert, Thelma, Horace, Ruth)
  • The Watler’s

Building #327

Right Step:

  • The Johnson’s (Gladstone, Marve, Lane)
  • The Joshua’s (James/’Stretch’, Victor/’Hambone’)
  • The McFarlane’s (Winston, Loretta, Guillermo,
  • The Stuart’s (Bernice, Vilma)

Middle Step:

  • The Rodriguez ’s (Antonio, ‘Ñeco’, Cristina, Carolina)
  • The Jones’ (Marcia)
  • The Holmes (Marcia)
  • Unknown

Left Step:

  • The Evelyn’s (Levy/’Mitchy’, Carl/’Flattop’, Yolanda, Felicia, ‘Pancho’)
  • Unknown
  • Unknown
  • Unknown

Building #328

Right Step:

  • The Bent’s (Miguel, Stanford, Doris)
  • The Burn’s (‘Dickey’)
  • The Ashby’s (‘Bumpy’, Ethylene, Ruby)
  • The Scott’s (
  • The Burn’s (‘Golden Apple’)

Middle Step:

  • The George’s (Myrna, Margaret, ‘Cutie’, ‘Bunny’, Isilda)
  • The Clark’s (Charlotte, Carlito, Vilma)
  • The Gazette’s (Beverly, Dorothy, Lorraine, ‘Pampy’, Nina,)
  • The Ramsey’s (Bertram, Sarah, Ida, Carmen, Dennis)
  • The Spencer’s (Pearl, Wilbert,) circa 1950

Left Step:

  • The Woodcock’s/Prescott’s (‘Sarge’, Duncan, Hyacinth, Buckins, Joyce)
  • The Green ’s (Cecilia, Carlos, Janet, Violet, Dennis
  • The Goode’s (Luther)
  • The Rosely’s (Miguel)

Building #330

Right Step:

  • The Beckford’s (Winston, Carlos, Ralph, Henry)
  • The Creque’s
  • The Albeo’s (Damian, ‘Papi’, Rosa, Sandra)
  • The Melendez (Ezekiel, Pablo)

Middle Step:

  • The Julie’s (Russell, Winston, Carlos, Ralph)
  • The Battlefield’s (Victorio, Lala)
  • The McFarlane’s (Florencia, Gerald, Buckins, Joyce, Ward)
  • The Cunningham’s (Luz, Maria, Pablo)

Left Step:

  • The McKay’s
  • The Anthony ’s (Sonia, Elena)
  • The Miles (Delano, Dolores, Delia, Diana)
  • The Small ’s

Building #331

Right Step:

  • The Small ‘s (Ernesto, Anita, Luke)
  • The Robinson’s (Murphy, Sandra, Willie)
  • The Stephens
  • The Jules

Middle Step:

  • The Joshua’s (John/Butch, Gary, Mario)
  • The Hinojoza ’s (Emilio, Maria, Antonio)
  • The Gomez ’s ( Julia, Ruben/Darío)
  • Unknown

Left Step:

  • The Laurie ‘s (Marva)
  • The Thomas’ (Alvin, Sylvia)
  • The John’s (Leonardo, Ricardo, Carlito, Basil, Tony)
  • The Blackman’s (Enrique, Diana, Jackie, Carlito)

Dust Bowl:

Building #275

Right Step:

  • The Paris’ (Roberto)
  • The Cox’s (Mario, Ramona)
  • The Alleyne ’s (Leroy, Eileen, Carlos, Phyllis, Marva)
  • The Cummings (‘Zeb’. Anselmo, Karel, Danilo, Griselda)
  • The Thompson ’s (‘Ferdy’)

The Middle Step:

  • The Romero’s (Jose, Victor, ‘Cuco’, Maria)
  • The Wade’s (Percy, Marva, Vigilio)
  • The Foster ’s (Enrique, Antonio, Sharon)
  • The Pinnock’s (Carlos)
  • The Osario ’s

Left Step:

  • (Garnica’ s (Rosa)
  • The Sealey’s (Kenneth, Ray, Marcia, Rogelio)
  • The Blanchard’s (Vigilio)
  • The Brathwaite’s (‘Bammy’, Janice, Sharon)
  • The Garcia’s
  • The Long’s

Building #276

Right Step:

  • The Jarvis’ (Clementina, Silvia, Joan, Charles)
  • The Eastmond’s (Dottie)
  • The Dunn’s (Thelma, Lorraine)
  • The Nurse’s (Rosita)
  • The James’ (Clementina)

Middle Step:

  • The Blades (Ralph, Agnes, Rodrick, Lydia
  • The Coco’s
  • The Wade’s (‘Chiquitín’, Glenn, ‘Snafu’, ‘Red mud’)
  • The Caesar’s (Tony)

Left Step:

  • The Todd’s (Guillermo, Arina)
  • The Scott’s (Raymond, Diana)
  • The Hebert’s (George, Eduardo, Alicia, Leopoldo)
  • The Richard’s (Reva, ‘Bad Butch’)
  • The Mead’s (Robert)

Building #280

Right Step:

  • The Sampson’s (Jimmy)
  • The Cooper ’s (Leroy, Armando, Mario, Pete)
  • The Nestfield’s (Vilma, Gene, ‘Pito’)
  • The Winter’s (Olga, Elena, Judith, Cynthia,
  • The Evelyn’s (Levy/’Mitchy’,Pearline, Karl/’Flattop’, Yolanda ) circa 1950

Middle Step:

  • The Davidson’s (Ramon)
  • The Hurdle’s
  • The Asher’s (three girls)
  • The Cain’s
  • The Eunice’s (Ramon)

Left Step:

  • The Hunt’s (Rogelio)
  • The Walkes (Eduardo, Lorena)
  • The Wilson’s (Judith, Eva, Beverly, Alma, Vilma, Gilberto)
  • The Duncan’s (Diana, Esmy, Carlito)

Building #281

Right step:

  • The Sobers’ – George (Boom), Jean, Eustace, Ida, and Pat
  • The Wilsons: Clarence, Clement, Beverly and Celia
  • The Amantines: Freddie, Albert, Chubby
  • The Archibalds: Earl (Jo-Jo)

Middle step:

  • The Bellamys: Judy, Patricia, Boscoe
  • The Robateaus: Alfie
  • The Townsends: Eric,Oscar, Barbara and their cousin Carlos Mussa
  • The Tulls: Yvonne, Thelma,
  • The Haughtons: Clifford, Sylvia, Milton, Woody

Left step:

  • The Garibaldis
  • The Thornes: Faye, Sonia, Maggie, Eunice, Sheila, Tex
  • The Fredericks: John
  • The Moleneauxs: Marion, Cheryl, Gabriel

Building #285

Right Step:

  • The Myrie’s (Hortense, Gloria, Aurelia)
  • The Burton’s (Frankie, Lenny, Gilbert)
  • The Hudgeson’s (Roger)
  • The Fairclough’s (Diana, Griselda, Maria, ‘Suggie’)
  • Butcher’s (Vera, ‘Cito’)

Middle Step:

  • The Nurse’s (Cleverdell, Roberto, Marva)
  • The Sealy’s (Rex, Tyra, Lorinda, Judith)
  • The Salky’s (Gwendolyn)
  • The Osavio’s
  • The Shan’s (Bruce, Arnold/‘Nal’, Ricky)

Left Step:

  • The Arroyo’s (Delfina)
  • The Cox ’s (Ricardo, Larry, Yolanda, Raúl, Rogelio, Delia)
  • The Mahon’s (Cecilio)
  • The Stennet’s (Jose, Elvia, Carlito, Rennie)

Building #286

Right Step:

  • The Perry ’s (Yolanda, Lorraine, Esmy)
  • The Small’s (Mario, Charita, Melania)
  • The Cisneros’s
  • The Perez’s (before this on #319)
  • The Brathwaite’s
  • The Dunn’s

Middle Step:

  • The Bovell’s (John, Beverly, ‘Dolly’, Robert/’Muscles’)
  • The McDonald’s (Melody, ‘Tatam’, Patsy, Gloria)
  • The Amnes (James)
  • The Prince’s (Sylvia, Reginald)
  • The Reid’s (Violet, Jimmy)
  • The McFarlane’s (Lorenzo)
  • The Jones’ (Alfred)
  • The Perryman’s

Middle Step:

  • The McFarlane’s (‘Wiggles’, Kenneth, Lorenzo)
  • The Butcher’s (Tony, Gloria, Ana)
  • The Sainten’s (‘Mackey’, Marcella, Carl)
  • The Fennell’s (Marcella, Maxine, Rupert, Helen)
  • The Hunt’s (Clemente, Melvin, ‘J.R.’, Luis)
  • The Chambers (Eleanor)
  • The Beckford’s (Beverly)
  • The King’s (Clifton)
  • The Boyce’s (Delphina)

Building #287

Right Step:

  • The Newbold’s (Alfredo, Dennis, Pat, Norma, Irving)
  • The Wilson’s (DaCosta/ ‘Bala’, Marcia)
  • The French’s (Jose, Jacinto)
  • Moreno, Manuel, Delfina

Middle Step:

  • The Scott’s (Ana, Rogelio, Fredrick)
  • The Holder’s
  • The Sealey’s (George, Mayo)
  • The Myles (Isilda, Sandra)
  • The Hawkins’s
  • The Vigler (Isilda)

Left Step:

  • The Butcher’s (Errol, Rose)
  • The Bramwell’s (Alfonso, Aurelia, Marjorie, Beatrice)
  • The Wade’s (Larry, Hillary)
  • The Innis’s’ (Cecil, Eustace, Myrna)
  • The Brownie’s (Luis)
  • The Barber’s (George, ‘Chippy’, Joyce)
  • The Thomas’ (George, Sylvia, Ascinta)
  • The Pasquale’s (Anita, Jimmy)
  • The Mairs’ (Glorie, Joan)

Building #282

Right Step:

  • The Sealey’s (Randy, Camille, ‘Turo’, Myda, Donna)
  • The Olton’s (Roxana, Ronaldo, Teada, Timmy, Guy)
  • The Carew’s (Diana, Dickey, Cline, Doreen, ‘Sugar’)
  • The Hope’s (‘Mango’

Middle Step:

  • The Miller’s (Hortence)
  • The Lawrence’s (Mario)
  • The Meyer’s (Brenda, Cristina, Carlito, Derrick,)
  • Gordon (Eric, Morris, Roberto)

Left:

  • The Long’s (Mickey, Carlos, Ida)
  • The Holness (Roy, Bobby, Joyce, Yolanda, Miriam)
  • The Critchlow’s (Orlando)
  • The Bennett’s (Paul)

Parallel

Building #272

Right Step:

  • The Headly’s (Leon)
  • The William (Eggbert, Eddie, Marcia)
  • The Chase’s (Lester, Patsy, Ray)
  • The Stultz (Vincent, Bobby, Earl)

Middle Step:

  • The Hinds’ (Harris, Vilma, Felicia, Cecilio)
  • The Walters’ (Franklin, Donald, Carlotta, Earl, Winston, Ronaldo)
  • The Adams’ (‘Chino’, Pearl, Elvia, Melva, Horacio)
  • The Bellefante’s (Doreen)

Left Step:

  • The Cooper’s (Emerson/Emy, Antonio/Tony)
  • The Bynoe’s (Valena)
  • The Fergus’ (Clifford, Renaldo, ‘Dixie’, Debbie)
  • The Malcomb’s (Phillip, Theresa/’Chubby’, Emily, Tito, Junior)
  • The Barrett’s
  • The Waldron’s (‘Clifito’, Aminta, Rupert, Patricia)

Building #271

Right Step:

  • The Martin’s (Carmen, ‘Chico’)
  • The Elliot’s
  • The Bynoe’ s
  • The Espinaka’s
  • The Vielata’s

Middle Step:

  • The Robinson’s ( Carlos)
  • The Swaby’s (Gilda)
  • The Bowen’s (Anita, Fernando, Sylbert)
  • The Jackson’s (Lincoln, Gladstone, Edna, Lorraine)
  • The Glasgow’s (Clarence, ‘Cutie’)
  • The Bowen’s (Fernando)

Left Step:

  • The Sealey’s (Melissa, Ronald)
  • The Forde’s (Beatrice, Vincent)
  • The Figuerosa’s
  • The Dunn’s (Lorrain, Patsy)
  • The Buchner
  • The Lloyds
  • The Brown’s (Sybil)

Building #273

Right Step:

  • The Buckner’s (Newton)
  • The Brown’s (George, Isiter, Geoffrey)
  • The Woods
  • The Nirebi
  • The Lloyd’s
  • The Moreno’s (Pilar, Yolanda)

Middle Step:

  • The Richards’ (Adela, Patsy, Graciela, ‘Tito’, ‘Nando’)
  • The Grant’s (Arthur, Selma, ‘Bow-Wow’, Aubrey)
  • The Chase’s
  • The Garrett’s
  • The Dunn’s
  • The Garth’s (Andy)

Left Step:

  • The Green’s (Juanita)
  • ‘surname unknown (Heida)
  • The Goddard (Anna, Frankie, Graciela, Felicia, ‘Rickie’, Herman
  • The Grant’s
  • The Lawrence’s (Joyce, Calvin, Violet, Fredrick)

Building #274

Right Step:

  • The Osavio’s (‘Titi’)
  • Rodriguez’s ((Julian)
  • The Medrick’s
  • The Shaw’s
  • The Davies (Ernestine, Dale, ‘Butch’)
  • The Dorville’s (Arnold, Lola)
  • The Parris’s (Clyde, Bobby)

Middle Step:

  • The Mahoney’s
  • The Perryman’s (‘Painter’)
  • The Powell (Darvin, Carlina)
  • The Shaw’s (Rupert)
  • The Julian’s (Albert)
  • The Howard’s
  • The Sprauve’s (Louis, Jeanie, Ber, Caroline)

Left Step:

  • The Holder’s (‘Scooter’, Pamela, Sandy, Barbara)
  • The Nelson’s
  • The Maynard’s (Toppins)…(Yolanda, Ruperto, Ramirez, Ada)
  • The Alfaris’

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Rebeca E Savory-Romero

    The Romero’s on Building 312 lived on the Middle Step.
    Please correct by removing the Romero’s from the Left Step.
    Thank you for preserving our legacy.

  2. Rafael Hylton

    The Hylton’s lived next to the Osavio’s , apartment 274 C, from 1957 to 1965. Leonardo, Lorenzo, Rafael, Roberto and Bertina.

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