Belladere Haiti, how this city was built

The city of Belladere in the Plateau Central (centre) of Haiti would probably not exist if it wasn't former Haitian President Dumarsais Estimé. Find out how Belladere was built.

Belladere Haiti, the welcome sign and a little bit of history...
Belladere Haiti, the welcome sign and a little bit of history...

Belladere was just another little border town abandoned by the central government of Haiti until President Estime came and did some serious upgrading to it and made it commune.

Belladère was the pride of President Dumarsais Estimé, one of the gateways to the country, according to newspaper Le Nouvelliste.

President Estime rebuild Belladere, he erected a modern city with architecture that goes with a court house (tribunal de paix), a town hall, army barracks, a bazaar, a club, a prefecture, a standard hospital, dependencies for the doctors, a tax collectors office (contribution), a post office, a delegation, public squares and habitable houses.

PHOTO: Haiti - Restoration of the old Belladere Army Barracks (Caserne de Belladere) PHOTO: Haiti - Restoration of the old Belladere Army Barracks (Caserne de Belladere)

This was the last time I heard of a Haitian city that was built from scratch.

If you go to Bellader you will notice that the city has a certain architecture and many things look similar. That was the vision of Dumarsais Estimé

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Carol Merceron says...

I will have to visit next time in Haiti, a

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