House of Culture/Public Market

House of Culture/Public Market (HM1ZFU)

Location: Corozal, Corozal District
Country: Belize

N 18° 23.396', W 88° 23.191'

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Corozal Town Historical Walk

House of Culture/Public Market
Arriving from England by ship in 1885, the cast iron frame of an intended market was assembled and a building was constructed along the shoreline close to the public pier. Inaugurated in 1886, the Corozal Town Public Market was in operation for one century. 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.
Placed ByNational Institute of Culture and History (NICH)
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 at 3:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16Q E 353534 N 2033886
Decimal Degrees18.38993333, -88.38651667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 18° 23.396', W 88° 23.191'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds18° 23' 23.76" N, 88° 23' 11.46" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2nd St S, Corozal Corozal District , BZ
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