Endangered Monuments

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Haiti's Gingerbread Houses
Haiti — wracked by political strife, economic collapse and catastrophic hurricanes in the past few years — probably has bigger problems to deal with than the fate of its remaining historic architecture. But preservationists still hope to revive the turn-of-the-century gingerbread houses in the capital of Port-au-Prince, which have fallen into disrepair. These multicolored brick and timber mansions feature double doors, balconies, steep roofs and intricately carved trim and are popular among the few tourists who venture to the troubled country.

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