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  • Collection: Colección de postales y fotografías 1844-1952 de Puerto Rico, República Dominican y Cuba.

Condado Beach Hotel, San Juan, Puerto Rico

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"In 1919, Frederick William Vanderbilt, scion of one of the wealthiest families in America and arguably one of the most influential men in the country, acquired oceanfront land in the exclusive Condado District of San Juan, Puerto Rico. He selected…

Condado Hotel, San Juan, Puerto Rico

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The Condado Hotel formerly the Condado-Vanderbilt."In 1919, Frederick William Vanderbilt, scion of one of the wealthiest families in America and arguably one of the most influential men in the country, acquired oceanfront land in the exclusive…

The Caribe Hilton, San Juan, Puerto Rico

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"In early 1946, as part of the Puerto Rican industrialization effort known as Operation Bootstrap, the Puerto Rico Industrial Development Co. decided to erect a modern luxury hotel. The facility would be owned by the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, but…

Hotel Normandie, San Juan, Puerto Rico

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"Hotel Normandie design had its inspiration in the steamer Normandie, a jewel from the French shipyards. The most striking and majestic of the Normandie was his town, whose slender bow with sinuous curves formed an acute angle that made it very…

"Carrillon Tower" at University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras

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"The university’s origins date to 1899 when the Island Board of Public Education offered $15,000 a year to any town that would invest a matching amount in creating a normal school. Fajardo accepted the proposal and the Normal Industrial School was…

"Banco Popular" Building, San Juan, Puerto Rico

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"Rising to a height of eleven stories above the Plazoleta Dabán, the first Banco Popular building was built in 1939 (the highest in the Caribbean at the time). There was no more adequate site in the city of San Juan, from the point of view of its…

[Antigua Hacienda Solis]

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"In 1901 an aqueduct was built in the old Ingenio Solis, which carried water from the Piedras River to San Juan. This was done in the now Barrio Venezuela behind the Agricultural Experiment Station, where there are still tubes and pressure machines.…

Universidad de Puerto Rico
[Universidad de Puerto Rico, Recinto de Río Piedras]

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"The university’s origins date to 1899 when the Island Board of Public Education offered $15,000 a year to any town that would invest a matching amount in creating a normal school. Fajardo accepted the proposal and the Normal Industrial School was…

El Mercado, Ponce, Porto Rico, 1911.
[El Mercado, Ponce, Puerto Rico, 1911]

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"Originally designed by architect Timoteo Luberza de San Martín and modeled after the Paris market in France, the building has been broadly remodeled many times throughout its life. During the 1941 remodeling, the original structure, which was not…

Entre Ponce y Adjuntas

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Scene of countryside, between Ponce and Adjuntas.