Government Offices, Port of Spain, Trinidad, B.W.I. - 25612

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Title: Government Offices, Port of Spain, Trinidad, B.W.I. - 25612
Abstract: "The Red House" as it has been known since 1897, houses the Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago. Construction started in 1844 and was completed in 1848 and during the British colonial period it was call the Government Offices. The building was burnt in 1849 when citizens objected to a clause that was being debated by the Cabildo that would have required debtors to have their heads shaved and wear prison clothes. These offices were also completely destroyed by fire in 1903 during the water roits. The rebuilding began in 1904 and was completed in 1907.
Description: Colour: Black and White; Style: Landscape; Other: Bordered, Divided
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/4144
Date: 2009-03-26


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