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Christiansted in St. Croix, Virgin Islands — The Caribbean (The West Indies)
 

Danish Customs House

 
 
Danish Customs House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, January 27, 2012
1. Danish Customs House Marker
Inscription.  
This building was the third stop in the local chain of commerce. After conducting business at the Scales and Guinea Company Warehouse, merchants and planters paid import and export taxes to Danish customs officials here in the ground-floor offices.

The Customs House is linked in other ways to the historic structures. Most have been neoclassical architecture modified for the tropics. Note the louvered windows to regulate light and air flow, the outer shutters, for hurricane protection and the second floor awnings on sun-facing walls. The architecture reflects cultural life and mix of European and island styles.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraGovernment & PoliticsIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 17° 44.802′ N, 64° 42.15′ W. Marker is in Christiansted in St. Croix, Virgin Islands. Marker is on Hospital Street. This marker is on the grounds of the Christiansted National Historic Site. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Christiansted VI 00820, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this
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marker, measured as the crow flies. Steeple Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Christiansvaern (within shouting distance of this marker); Christiansted Wharf (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 12 King Street (approx. ¼ mile away); The Jacob Lindberg House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Native American Village and Ceremonial Site (approx. 4.3 miles away); Millennium Monument (approx. 8.9 miles away); Fort Frederik (approx. 12.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Christiansted.
 
Danish Customs House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, January 31, 2012
2. Danish Customs House Marker
Danish Customs House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, January 27, 2012
3. Danish Customs House Marker
Danish Customs House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, January 27, 2012
4. Danish Customs House Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 11, 2024. It was originally submitted on October 30, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 648 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 30, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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