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Palace of 365 Doors in Petite-Riviere, Artibonite

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Palace of 365 Doors in Petite-Riviere, Artibonite

Restoration work on Palace of 365 Doors in Petite-Riviere, Artibonite, part of Artibonite Department is under way. This magnificent and historic complex has a great importance in the history of Haiti
Palace of 365 Doors was designed by architect Louis Dupeyrac as a presidential home for King Henri Christophe in 1820. This palace was never completed.

Over the years, the building what was for the most part abandoned, had deteriorated significantly and several attempts were made to restore it.

President Stenio Vincent provided some funding to restore Palace of 365 Doors in Petite-Riviere, Artibonite. This was done primarily to stop any further deterioration and shield the complex from the natural elements.

Under Jean Claude Duvalier, Palace of 365 Doors was made into use as it lodging Haiti's National Security Volunteers. Recently, it was transformed into an elementary school and some national and local government offices.

Tags: haiti national palace, Artibonite, Palace, Palais aux 365 Portes, Petite-Riviere Artibonite

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