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Property Name Cementerio Masonico de Ia Resp. Logia lgualdad Num. 23 de Sabana Grande
Reference Number 13000014
State Puerto Rico
County Sabana Grande
Town Sabana Grande
Street Address PR Road 121, corner Street 1, Sabana Grande, PR
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 02/13/2013
Areas of Significance Social History
Link to full file http://www.nps.gov/nr/feature/places/pdfs/13000014.pdf
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The Cementerio Masonico de Ia Resp. Logia lgualdad #23 de Sabana Grande is of statewide significance under Criterion A in the area of Social History as the property is associated with a very important pattern of social and political events that took place during the nineteenth century in Puerto Rico. The construction of the cemetery came out as a result of the struggles among the Spanish political establishment and its ideological partner, the Catholic Church, against the presence of the philosophical brotherhood commonly known as the Freemasons.

 

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