The Red House on Fire, Port of Spain : 23 March 1903

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dc.description Colour: Black and White; Style: Landscape; Other: Bordered, Undivided en
dc.description.abstract Exterior view of the Red House government building on fire. The building is located in Port of Spain, Trinidad. "On March 23, 1903, the Red House went up in flames in the most famous fire ever lit in Port-of-Spain. An angry crowd was protesting against an increase in water rates that was being debated in the Legislative Council’s chamber. The Riot Act was read, 16 people were killed, and in the confusion the Red House went up in flames. After the fire, the design was reworked by public draughtsman Daniel Hahn." (Trinidad Guardian Sunday, February 17, 2013). en
dc.description.sponsorship Funding for this project has been provided by Mrs. Irma E. Goldstraw. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.rights Please contact the Main Library, The University of the West Indies for permission to use the digitized images. en
dc.subject Trinidad and Tobago en
dc.subject Postcards en
dc.subject Cities and towns--Trinidad and Tobago--Port of Spain en
dc.subject Public buildings--Trinidad and Tobago en
dc.subject Riots--Trinidad and Tobago en
dc.subject 1903 en
dc.subject Buildings--Trinidad and Tobago en
dc.subject Historic buildings--Trinidad and Tobago en
dc.subject Architecture--Trinidad and Tobago en
dc.subject Fires--Trinidad and Tobago en
dc.subject Offenses against property--Trinidad and Tobago en
dc.subject Smoke--Trinidad and Tobago en
dc.subject Fences--Trinidad and Tobago en
dc.subject.other Parliament Building (Trinidad and Tobago) en
dc.subject.other Red House, The (Trinidad and Tobago) en
dc.title The Red House on Fire, Port of Spain : 23 March 1903 en
dc.type Image en

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