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Visual Survey of Woodford Square – Port of Spain, Trinidad

This is a quick visual survey/ sketch I did while standing in the historic Woodford Square in Port of Spain, Trinidad.

“Woodford Square (initially named Brunswick Square) was initially laid out in 1803, and squared off into a place for recreation. It was laid out with geometric walkways lined with rare trees from Venezuela, planned as a large, open public gathering space…the square, enclosed by a high wrought iron fence provides pleasant shading in the town center… It was appropriately dubbed “the University of Woodford Square” by Dr. Eric Williams, when he sought to educate the masses, holding regular meeting to lecture to people the affairs of the government. It is a tropical garden. Surrounding Woodford Square are various governmental and civic buildings as shown in the sketch above. The Red House (seat of Parliament) which is French Renaissance in character, the Old Fire Brigade Headquarters/ National Library, the Public Library (1906), the Hall of Justice, Holy Trinity Cathedral – gothic revival church.”Reference: An Urban History of Port of Spain by Yvonne R. Dickman

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