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AbstractThis file is part of SERIES 4.2: SYNAGOGUE BLOCK REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT. Dates: 2015 Extent and medium: 4 folders. Documents, photos, drawings. Scope and content: Material related to the final phase of works in the synagogue block. In late 2015, BSRP initiated a series of interventions, as a part of the UNESCO World Heritage site, that will provide a major boost to Bridgetown’s image with the redevelopment and restoration of the of the city block bounded by Synagogue Lane, James Street, Coleridge Street and Magazine Lane. The Synagogue Block Redevelopment project commenced on Monday December 07th , 2015 and is due to be completed in time for Barbados’ 50th Anniversary of Independence. The project involves the following: - The restoration of the old artisans’ workshop and its reuse for the same purposes. - The restoration and adaptive reuse of the old fire station and weights and measures building. The weights and measures building will be restored and converted into an art gallery. The old fire station will be restored and converted into a museum and a new café and washroom facilities will be added. - A monument to commemorate Codds House will be erected. Codds House is one of the first Houses of Parliament and is where the emancipation bill was proclaimed. - The construction of a new social hall for the Synagogue to facilitate the hosting of weddings, Bar Mitzvahs and other functions associated with the Synagogue. - The extension to the Jewish cemetery. - The greening to the carpark to make it more aesthetically pleasing. – The recognition of the old Quaker burial grounds. - The addition of sidewalks, street lighting and drainage to ensure the entire block is user friendly and safe.