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Los Angeles Times

Gingerbread houses

Port au Prince, Haiti Built during the late 1800s and early 1900s, Port au Prince's gingerbread houses recall an economically and culturally rich period in Haiti's history. These ornate and stately Victorian homes blend foreign and domestic design elements. Today, the gingerbread homes are a popular tourist attraction in Port au Prince. A notable gingerbread is Hotel Oloffson, which once was a private residence for Tirésias Simon-Sam, Haiti's president from 1896 to 1902. More info: Monuments Fund