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

Frontstreet Merchants

Home and Business

— Historic Sint Maarten Remembered —

 
 
Frontstreet Merchants Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2011
1. Frontstreet Merchants Marker
Inscription.  The deep roof structures combined with a wood shingle exterior on these buildings typify many of the beautiful and historic homes found in the quaint town of Philipsburg at the turn of the century. Buildings such as these doubled as homes and stores for St. Maarten's well to do merchants.
One by one these masterpieces of bygone architecture were torn down to make way for more modern multistore structures to meet the growing demand for space in the heart of town. New zoning laws introduced after the 1995 passage of hurricane Luis and a new monuments ordinance passed be [sic] the Sint Maarten government in period 1999-2000 has fortunately stemmed the tide.
With the use of modern building techniques and materials, coupled with traditional designs from the past, these difficult to preserve buildings are getting a new lease on life to excite and educate future generations of residents and visitors to St. Maarten.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1995.
 
Location. 18° 0.867′ N, 63° 2.653′ W. Marker is in Philipsburg
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, Sint Maarten. Marker is on Cruise Ship Terminal (The Harbor Point Village), 0 kilometers Juancho Yrausquin Blvd, on the left. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philipsburg, Sint Maarten 00100, Dutch Caribbean. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Old Police Station (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Maarten Gingerbread Market Stalls (within 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); St. Joseph Convent 1890 (approx. 0.9 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philipsburg.
 
Frontstreet Merchants Marker, close-up image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Front Street Merchants Marker
2. Frontstreet Merchants Marker, close-up
Frontstreet Merchants Marker with modern multistore structures image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, February 9, 2011
3. Frontstreet Merchants Marker with modern multistore structures
Frontstreet Merchants , modern multistore structures image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, February 9, 2011
4. Frontstreet Merchants , modern multistore structures
Frontstreet Merchants modern multistore structures image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, February 9, 2011
5. Frontstreet Merchants modern multistore structures
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 25, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,037 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 25, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.

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