Imagine yourself, at the turn of the
20th century, taking an afternoon stroll on Frederick Street, amidst
wooden colonial style houses. At that time in Trinidad, your native
language could have been French, Spanish, English, Portuguese,
Arabic or even Chinese and you greet fellow neighbours and
passersby, as horse drawn carriages or donkey carts amble along
slowly beside you in the street.
You wear a hat or possibly delicate
lace gloves and carry a parasol, or are soothed by the rhythmic tap
of your cane as it hits the ground below you. The sun is setting as
make your way home. If you lived in Trinidad then, your home would
have been This Old House.
This Old House is a commemoration of the homes of our colonial past.
As you walk on wooden floors, surrounded by rich mahogany, an
embroidered duvet, lace curtains, hand carved fretwork and finely
etched glass, you enter a space and time before cellular phones, the
internet and fax machines. A time when urgent messages were sent by
telegraph and your trade might have been the export of local sugar
The photographs and memorabilia on the walls around you are
enchanting reminders of a period in our history that was marked
primarily by English and European influences.
We cordially invite you to sip one of the fine complimentary teas
provided in your kitchenette, sit back and relax in the genteel
elegance of This Old House.