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Property Name Edificio Municipal de Ia Playa de Ponce
Reference Number 13000639
State Puerto Rico
County Ponce
Town Ponce Playa
Street Address 28 Alfonso XII Street, corner Padre Noel Avenue
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 8/27/2013
Areas of Significance Politics/ Government, Architecture
Link to full file http://www.nps.gov/history/nr/feature/places/pdfs/13000639.pdf
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The Edificio Municipal de Ia Playa de Ponce is locally significant under Criterion A in the area of Politics/government as the property is associated with the services-providing policies established by the municipal authorities for the social welfare of the local population, exemplifying the extreme significance of Ia Playa ward within the economic development of the city of Ponce. The property is also locally significant under Criterion C in the area of Architecture, as it brought a new architectural language into the area (Renaissance Revival) and is associated with the production of Manuel V. Domenech, a distinguished engineer. The period of significance of the property extends from its construction date, 1904, until 1963, the fifty years cut-off date.

 

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