Corozal Town, Corozal, Belize
House of Culture/Public Market
Corozal Town Historical Walk
The Public Market was the commercial and social hub of Corozal Town. For the majority of its years in operation community members routinely visited the market to purchase meat, fish, fruits and vegetables. As the centre of activity, first hand news and gossip would be shared amongst shoppers. Corozal's elite families (Schofield, Riveroll, Romero and Rosado) had the privilege of purchasing the finest cuts of meat. They were followed by the upper middle class, such as government officials, and the remaining townsfolk were able to purchase what was left.
By 1986 the building was no longer big enough for the market and it closed its doors. Refurbished in 1995, various organizations utilized it until 2000 when it was abandoned. In 2011 it was restored again through the kind efforts of the community and inaugurated as the Corozal House of Culture (NICH) in 2012.
Erected by National Institute of Culture and History (NICH). (Marker Number 1 of 7.)
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Corozal Town, Corozal 7M10B L1XG9, Belize.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Her Majesty's Prison (within shouting distance of this marker); Parish Office/Priest’s Residence/Xavier College (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Schofield Residence (about 120 meters away); Corozal Town Hall (about 150 meters away); Corozal Town Central Park (about 180 meters away); Felipe Santiago Ricalde (about 210 meters away); Fort Barlee (approx. 0.2 kilometers away).
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 5, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 5, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 117 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 5, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.