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Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, Netherlands Antilles — Caribbean Region (Lesser Antilles)
 

St. Maarten Gingerbread Market Stalls

 

—Historic Sint Maarten Remembered —

 
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By Mike Stroud, 2011
1. St. Maarten Gingerbread Market Stalls Marker
Inscription. The gingerbread surroundings for the Harbor Point Village market stalls are a typical feature of the St. Maarten/ St. Martin homes of the past. Lovingly crafted by hand, often with improvised tools, gingerbread designs took on folk art appeal on their own at the turn of the 19th century. Many of the smaller holmes were constructed with the help of family and friends whose only pay would be a plate of food and a hearty drink at the end of the day. These buildings were gaily painted in bright pastel colors with the gingerbread trimmings, making the home a place of pride.
The Harbor Point Village market stalls are a warm reminder of the many cottage industries started in the home and featuring many of the charming and colorful characters you will find here today.
 
Location. 18° 0.859′ N, 63° 2.636′ W. Marker is in Philipsburg, Sint Maarten. Marker is on Cruise Ship Terminal (The Harbor Point Village) 0 kilometers west of Juancho Yrausquin Blvd, on the right. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philipsburg, Sint Maarten 00100, Netherlands Antilles.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Frontstreet Merchants (within shouting distance of this marker); The Old Police Station (within
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By St. Maarten Gingerbread Market
2. St. Maarten Gingerbread Market Stalls Marker
shouting distance of this marker); Historic Sint Maarten Remembered (within shouting distance of this marker); Vance Theophilus James (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Dr Albert Claudius ("Claude") Wathey (about 90 meters away); John Philip Frederick Craane (about 90 meters away); Sint Rose Hospital (approx. 0.9 kilometers away).
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
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By Mike Stroud, February 9, 2011
3. St. Maarten Gingerbread Market Stalls and Marker
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By Mike Stroud, February 9, 2011
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By Mike Stroud, February 9, 2011
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By Mike Stroud, February 9, 2011
6. St. Maarten Gingerbread Market Stalls
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By Mike Stroud, February 9, 2011
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 692 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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