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Beekenburg complex, Fort Beekenburg, Quarantainegebouw

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Photo Kyle Newton, 2017 Photo Michael A. Newton, 2019 M.F.da Costa Gomez Doktershuis - foto Soublette Fort Beekenburg +/- 1702 Photo Michael A. Newton, 2019 Photo Michael A. Newton, 2019 Photo Michael A. Newton, 2019 Photo Michael A. Newton, 2019

Description

Name of property:

Complex Beekenburg

Characteristics:

Fort compound laid out on the Caracasbaai peninsula with components: Fort Beekenburg (early 18th century): tower, shaped as a truncated cone, as the main battery and an adjoining lower battery facing Caracasbaai. A quarantine station (1883): oblong two storey structure covered with a hipped roof. Arched openings on first floor and arched windows on second floor of long façades, additions on side façades. A warehouse with cistern (late 19th century): rectangular structure covered with a hipped roof, used to smoke the contaminated goods of ships.

Monument value:

Architectural historical and rarity value of Fort Beekenburg as a unique piece of fortress design. Ditto because of the 19th century classicist quarantine station which has been preserved almost in its authentic state. Historical value for the military history of Curacao. Specific value as part of an ensemble of forts on the outer bays of the island and because of the prominent situation of a group of historic buildings on the Caracasbaai peninsula

Construction period:

18th and second half of the 19th century

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