Through The Lens, Trinidad & Tobago

These Proud Arches

April 08, 2005

These Proud Arches

These flambouyant arches adorning the walls of the old Police Headquarters have stood proudly for more than 120 years, withstanding two fires that gutted the building. First there was an ignominous incident in 1882, only six years after the building was constructed, which started in the lamp room. Ironically, perhaps, in those days the building also served as the headquarters of the fire brigade.

The second, more serious incident occurred on July 27th, 1990 when the headquarters was firebombed during an attempted coup. The building stood vacant for several years after that, as a new head office was constructed nearby. It has since been restored and now houses select units of the police service as well as a police museum.

Posted by phototakeouter at 11:33 PM | Comments (1)

Interesting photo and description. This building has a venetian touch..Compliments for your beautiful site, and thanks for visiting mine, so I could discover yours.

April 12, 2005 06:18 PM, pilgrim

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