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The Magnificent Seven


Zakiya Edwards

on 9 March 2010

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Transcript of The Magnificent Seven

Queen's Royal College
The Magnificent Seven
Hayes Court
Ambard's House
Mille Fleurs
Roman Catholic Archbishop's House
Stollmeyer House
The Queen's Royal College also known as QRC was opened in 1904 by the Governor Sir Alfred Maloney. The building has been used as an all boys' secondary school since its inception. The building design adopts a renaissance style. In 1988, it became a part of the "Magnificent Seven".
This heavily influenced Scottish house was constructed in 1904 for the Stollmeyer family. During the 1940's, the house was home to U.S. Forces and was dubbed the Stollmeyer's Castle. The castle was sold by the last Stollmeyer to J. Mahabir and later acquired by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago in 1979.
Built in 1910, it was gifted to Bishop Thomas Hayes who was the second Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Trinidad and Tobago. This is where it got its name. The design of the house was a combination of French and English country house style. The building is still used to house the Anglican bishop of the period.
The Archbishop house was built in 1903 by the fifth Archbishop of Port-of-Spain. The original structure had an impressive Indian influence but after the renovations in 1968 some of the design did not remain. Since 1969 after the first Trinidadian-born Archbishop Monsignor Anthony Pantin came to live in the house, the building remains to be the official residence of the Archbishop of Port-of-Spain.
The house was built in 1904 as a gift to Mrs. Enrique Prada, from her husband, who gave it its name after flowers. The house is a typical French Renaissance townhouse and has been used for residential purpose. In recent years, the property has become "run down" even though it is owned by the government.
This house was built as a family residence in 1904. The style of the house was French Colonial inspired and was owned by Lucien Ambard. Ambard lost the house in 1919 due to financial problems and the house was later brought by Timothy Roodal. This house is the only one in the Magnificent Seven that is still a private residence.
Construction started on this house in 1904 but was not completed until 1910. The original owner Leon Agostini did not live in the house according to legend and the house was later sold. In 1941, the house was used by the U.S. Armed Forces until 1944. It was later purchased by the government in 1954 and became the Office of the Prime Minister from 1963 to 2009.
Did you realized that all of the building were built around the same period? What is the period?

Who would have been the first Prime Minister to use the Whitehall as his office?

What are some of the cultural influences on these buildings?

Do you think that these building are important to the country? In what way?
Seven important historical and national landmarks around the Queen's Park Savannah in Trinidad and Tobago
What is a historic landmark?
A historic landmark is a building, site, structure or object that is recognized by the government for its historical significance.
Why are historic landmarks important?
The importance of landmarks are:
they may be linked to a country's past
may be a commoration of a particular event
outstanding examples of designs
These are just a few reasons.
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