A view of the intersection of St. George Street and Cathedral Place taken sometime in the mid to late 1950s. The building with the balcony on the left is Government House and has been there since colonial times. At the time of this photograph it served as St. Augustine’s post office. The balcony overlooks the plaza.
The two buildings just across Cathedral Place are gone. Now there is a parking lot on the left and a garden adjoining the Cathedral on the right.
Today, from this intersection north to the old city gates, St. George Street is closed to vehicular traffic. What was once the main business district for the town is now a mall full of gift shops, galleries and restaurants along with a few historic sites.