Breedestraat Otrobanda Eastern side

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This photo series was created in response to the appearance of an old photo of the shop of Ackerman NV in the Breedestraat in Otrobanda. Because I thought the building was still there, I took a lot of pictures in the Breedestraat and posted these in the Facebook group "You know you have lived in Curacao if ... '. This has led to many responses, which showed what the function was or who the occupants were of these buildings in the past. It alos appeared that the building of the former Ackerman shop no longer exists. There is a new property built on that spot, that new building is still in the possession of the Ackerman family.

I would like to thank the following people for their contribution on Facebook:

  • Alan Hudson
  • Ada Kroon
  • Dave Dijkhuizen
  • Orestes van der Leyde
  • Marle Pardo Pinto
  • Helma Molhuijsen
  • John Henry Rigaud
  • Jeanette Bes-Kuenen
  • Ak Rojer

Eastern side of the Breedestraat (right side from the driving direction)

Underneath this artice all pictures are once again included; there they can be viewed in a larger format ans also as a  slideshow.

 

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ophthalmology is written on the sign on the wall of this building. Apparently in the past is was part of the hospital., bur currently the building looks uninhabited.


 

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Currently Botika Union (Pharmacy)


 

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Breedestraat 179-181-183 (rightmost green building)

The whole green building was owned by the deceased grandfather of Ada Crown. Above her Aunt Lucilla Crown-Lauffer lived and underneath the balcony was a shop of Kaluf Trading. Right was the shop of Foto Kroon. An aunt of Ada Crown has inherited the property and she sold it to the father of Ribeiro. The yellow building was a bar / liquor store. Today lottery tickets are sold there

(Contribution from Alan Hudson and Ada Kroon)


 

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The blue building is now Kas di Bario Otrobanda


 

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Breedestraat 169 (red building), next to it 2 low yellow houses, Breedestraat 163-165; side street is Carthagenastraat


 

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Breedestraat 157

Here Hardees was located and prior to Hardees there was a sigar shop owned by mister Gravenhorst and a candy store of Shon Guiermina. It is unclear if Shon Guiermina has lived upstairs.

To the right the building of the former Botica Americana (Pharmacy)

(Contributions from Dave Dijkhuizen, Orestes van der Leyde, Alan Hudson)


 

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Kam Yung Restaurant/Bar


 

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Painting by Ras Elijah; he also made two wall paintings in Kura Hulanda; in this painting his son is depicted.

(Contribution from Alan Hudson, John Dohmen)


 

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Breedestraat 143, Netto Bar


 

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Rightmost door is Breedestraat 129


 

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House of the Rosberg family; downstairs was Botica Coromoto (Pharmacy)

(Contribution from John Henry Rigaud)


 

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To the right, in the yellow building was the Bata shop and to the left the "Hollandse winkel" (Dutch shop)

(Contribution from Alan Hudson)


 

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Second building from the right was El Chupon owned by Schuitemakers

(Contribution from Alan Hudson)


 

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Breedestraat 109


 

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Second building from the rightis Breedestraat 99-101-103


 

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Breedestraat 95

Here lived (pink building) the family Mauricio

(John Henry Rigaud)


 

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In the past Trianon Sodafountain was in this building

(Contribution from Alan Hudson)


 

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The two buildings to the left (rightmost picture) were owned by Licores Mauricio (currently together with Licores Maduro)

The second building from the left is currently a protected monument, built in 1853. In the early fifties the "Baratillo Store (Shon 'Chacha' Henriquez) was here; upstairs the 2 sisters Henriquez lived.

(Contributions from Alan Hudson, Helma Molhuijsen)


 

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Sign on the first building: J.E. Mauricio Koffiehuisvergunning (permit to run a coffee shop)

In the first building was a Cola shop (upstairs and downstairs); upstairs later came Foto Kroon.

(Contribution from Alan Hudson)


 

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Former De Jongh sporthuis

(Contribution from Alan Hudson)


 

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Upstairs here was the land's lottery located. downstairs at the right the Van Dorp bookshop and to the left Tong Fat.

Prior to the lottery there was a play school or child care

(Contributions from Alan Hudson, Marlen Pardo Pinto)


 

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Shop of 'the priest'; now MCB (bank)

On the side wall there is a plaquette with the following text:

Cooperatieve Vereeniging en Nijverheid
aan haar stichter
Pater Stephanus van de Pavert
Overleden 28 december 1930
Hulde en dankbaarheid


 

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Former Botica Central (Pharmacy)

(Contributions from Dave Dijkhuizen, Alan Hudson)


 

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Fomer La Bonanza

(Contribution from Alan Hudson)


 

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Breedestraat 31

The green building to the left of the blue one is an office of the church

(Contribution from Alan Hudson)


 

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St. Ana church


 

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Breedestraat 19-21-23

In the past this was the location of the Ackerman N.V. shop

(Contribution from Alan Hudson)


 

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 To walk back on the other side of the street click on this link. The link will open a new window.

 Click on each of the pictures in this gallery for a larger version, or click on the first one and then start a slide show.