National Trust of Guyana

Monument Type: Linden

Blue Lakes and White Sands

Location: Wisroc, Linden  Classification: Recreational  Period/ year built: 20th century  Historical Background / Description:  The Blue Lakes and White Sands are unique to the town of Linden. These man-made lakes were formed from vast valleys left behind once mining ceased in an area. The white sandy hilly terrain naturally occurs within the region. Linden is …

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St. Aidan’s Anglican Church

Location: Wismar, Linden  Classification: Religious Period/ Year Built: Established 1897, rebuilt 1969  Historical Background / Description:  St. Aidan’s Anglican Church was established in 1897 in Malai, a settlement located up the Demerara River. In 1913, the church was moved across the river to Wismar to its current location on Burnham Drive.  The first church building …

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St. Matthew’s Church

Location: Christianburg, Linden  Classification: Religious  Period/ Year Built: 1898  Historical Background / Description:  St. Matthew’s Church is considered the oldest church in the town of Linden. It is located on Burnham Drive, Christianburg. The church was opened on November 25, 1898, and was built by the Presbyterians.  This single-storey, low-suspended colonial building faces the Demerara …

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Watooka House

Watooka House is a three-storey early 20th century colonial building that started out as a privately owned establishment.  During the early 1900s, it was renovated by the Demerara Bauxite Company (DEMBA) to accommodate its managers. In the 1940s, it was renamed Watooka House, the name Watooka originating from the nearby Watooka creek.  The front façade …

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Christianburg Waterwheel

Location: Christianburg, Linden  Classification: Engineering Structure  Period/ Year Built: Mid-19th century  Historical Background / Description:  Christianburg, located on the west bank of the Demerara River is Linden’s first settlement, and was known as Stabroek in the 19th century. Originally a Dutch settlement, the inhabitants were mostly involved in balata and rubber bleeding and later the …

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