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Located in the eastern part of Basseterre near Newtown, Independence Square, or Pall Mall Square as it was previously known, was given its new name on 19th September 1983 to celebrate the birthday of the nation of St. Christopher and Nevis. Only a few of original houses that existed around the square remain, such as the public library and the court house. Originally, the land on which the square sits today was a pasture, then a slave market, where slaves sold their produce and met with each other, then it became a parade ground and a place for the militia to practice its drills. In 1855 the Commissioners for the Supply of Water started the improvements in Pall Mall Square, including building a beautiful fountain surrounded by flowering plants. The square became a popular place to live and many famous people have resided here, including Doris Wall, Sir Maurice Davis, and Professor Bryan King. Today, the square is a popular venue for cultural events and locals and tourists enjoy sitting under the trees.
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