RED HOUSE (KAMANA COURT)

Red House (Kamana Court)

Located at Lot 65-67 High Street, Kingston, Georgetown is the building known as Red House. Red House is also known as Kamana Court and is commonly referred to as the Cheddi Jagan Research Centre (CJRC) which is currently housed at the location. The building is a 19th century colonial structure. The edifice housed the colonial secretaries from 1925-1953. One of its former residents was Sir. Eustace Woolford, a Speaker of the Legislature of British Guiana.

In 1961, the building became the official residence of the Premier (Prime Minister) of British Guiana, the title held by Cheddi Jagan form 1961-1964.  From 1965 to the 1990s, the edifice was used to house a number of government agencies such as, the Department of External Affairs and the Public Service Ministry (Training Division).  In 1972, it was named Kamana Court in commemoration of the 1972 Non-Aligned Conference held in Guyana.