At Prince and Frederick streets, the square has served
as the site of political meetings, and speeches, It's dominated
by the magnificent Red House, a Renaissance-style building
that takes up an entire city block. Trinidad's House of
Parliament takes its name from a paint job done in anticipation
of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in 1897.
The original Red House was burned to the ground in a 1903
riot, and the present structure was built four years later.
The chambers are open to the public.
The view of the south side of the square is framed by the
Gothic spires of Trinity, the city's Anglican cathedral,
consecrated in 1823; its mahogany-beam roof is modeled after
that of Westminster Hall in London. On the north is the
impressive public library building, the Hall of Justice
and City Hall.