To name of few: The Herrera family lived in the bredestraat, now known as Kaya Grandi, in a two store building on the opposite side of littman. Later in 1970 the building was owned by the family Gerharts and (also previously "E Wowo" disco). There is also the one storey house of Hart, now Maduro Travel,
in the Kaya Grandi. Another house situated in the Kaya Grandi, now Atlantis and Passangrahan, was previously owned by the Debrot family. Moving towards the direction of the Kas di Regatta, there is a house in this same style belonging to Els Craane, who constructed boats and tall ships (schooners). The Hart, Herrera and Gerharts families were merchants and owners of plantations. Kachi Craanes given name is Jan Nicolaas Erasmus Craane (1879-197 4) and was a seaman on a schooner. Kachi built more than 80 boats and tall ships in the yard of this house under the tamarind tree with the help of Johanse "Jonchi Pushi" Craane. The children of Kachi Craane and Ma Seshi Craane-Gravenhorst who grew up in the house were also well known. ldi Snijders, Buchi Craane became a well known captain at the harbour on the island of St. Maarten, Caridad "Shon Da" married Julio Abraham and are the parents of the well known local politicians Lorensio Antonio "Toon" Abraham and Johan Evert "Jopi" Abraham. Ma Seshi was a descendant of the Bennebroek Gravenhorst family who was the Head of State of the Netherlands Antilles and Jan Hendrik Waters Gravenhorst who was the Governor of Bonaire (1881-1885).