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08 Nov

St. Martin Of Tours Roman Catholic Church, Philipsburg, St. Maarten

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St Martin Of Tours Roman Catholic Church Philipsburg St Maarten

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St. Martin Of Tours R.C. Church

The St. Martin of Tours Roman Catholic Church in Philipsburg, designed by architect G. Vetter was built between 1950 and 1952 by the Aruba Bouw Maatschappij and was supervised by Mr. Jan Nagel.

On Friday the 30th of May 1952, the new church was consecrated by Mgr. A. van Veen-Zeppenveldt and officially opened. The building is made of concrete and all windows have wooden storm shutters. The front side has a relief, depicting Saint Martin of Tours. The church bell was sent over from Curacao, where it had been removed from the St. Anna Cathedral.

The church was erected on the same spot where the first wooded church was built in 1844.



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