St. Thomas reopened its popular Sanderilla
Thomas Bungalow in Rothschild Francis Square, also known as Market
Square, in downtown Charlotte Amalie on July 28, four years after
the bungalow was destroyed when it was struck by a tractor trailer
The $1 million
rebuilding project is named after a local market woman who spent
more than 50 years of her life selling local produce under the
The square has
served as a marketplace since the early 1800s; the first bungalow
provided farmers, craftsmen and their customers with some shade
while buying and selling.
and locally made products now fill the tables under the bungalow's
that many more local vendors will return to the square, a popular
tourist attraction, now that the project has been completed. Market
Square is especially popular for cruise passengers docking at
Havensight in downtown St. Thomas.
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