National Geographic : 1931 Jan
Photograph byCapt. A. W. Stevens PORT AU PRINCE, CAPITAL OF HAITI, SPRAWLS ON A VAST BAY WHICH INDENTS THE WEST COAST OF THIS CROWDED COUNTRY Founded in 1749, Port au Prince has led a turbulent life. Built largely of wood, destructive fires have beenfrequent. Since American occupation, sanitary conditions are much improved, better order prevails, and a few fine structures have arisen, notablythe Presidential Palace (see page I5).