Friday, 26 December 2008

Demolishing History

After experiencing so much culture, heritage, and historic architecture in Europe, I am almost jealous, and now seek out my own culture in Trinidad; and have a deeper appreciation for some of the historic artifacts and remnants of the Victorian era and colonial days. Even fountains, which I had previously ignored, are now apparent to me, and hold some artistic or historical relevance!

It has recently been brought to my attention that one of our very significant monuments, "The Boissiere House", is at stake of being demolished.

The Boissiere House is a prime example of the late Victorian creole "gingerbread" architecture that was once characteristic of Port of Spain. It is a landmark known to hundreds of thousands, and a national architectural treasure.

Please put forward your support in any way possible to help prevent this from happening. Click the image below for more information and to see how you can help.

save boissiere house

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