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Property Name Casa Vives
Reference Number 13000013
State Puerto Rico
County Ponce
Town Ponce
Street Address 88 Calle Paseo Atocha, comer Calle Castillo, Ponce Municipality, PR
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 02/13/2013
Areas of Significance Architecture, Social History
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Casa Vives is of statewide significance under Criterion C (Architecture) as the property represents a great and well preserved example of nineteen century craftsmanship, methods and construction techniques. Equally significant under Criterion C, the property represents the pattern of urban development applied within many traditional urban centers in Puerto Rico, been the city of Ponce, probably its best example. Casa Vives is also statewide significant under Criterion A, as it greatly exemplify the social aspirations and class-representation of the nineteenth century upper echelons and their impact in the built landscape.


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