National Register of Historic Places listings in western Puerto Rico

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Municipalities of Porta del Sol

This is a list of properties and districts in the Porta del Sol municipalities of Puerto Rico that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places (Spanish: Registro Nacional de Lugares Históricos). It includes places along the western coast, and on islands, and in the peaks and on the western slope of Puerto Rico's Cordillera Central.

The area covered spans from the 17 municipalities in the Porta del Sol area: Quebradillas, Isabela, San Sebastián, Moca, Aguadilla, Aguada, Rincón, Añasco, Mayagüez, Las Marías, Maricao, Hormigueros, San Germán, Sábana Grande, Guánica, Lajas and Cabo Rojo.. All NRHP-listed places west, on the coasts, islands, slopes, and in the peaks of the Cordillera are included.

Names of places given are as they appear in the National Register, reflecting name as given in NRHP application at the date of listing. Note, the National Register name system does not accommodate Spanish á, ñ and other letters.

See also:

Western municipalities

Aguada

[1] Name on the Register Image Date listed[2] Location Barrio Description
1 Puente de Coloso
December 29, 2010
(#10001102)
Highway 418, km 0.5
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Guanábano and Espinar Historic Bridges of Puerto Rico MPS

Aguadilla

[1] Name on the Register Image Date listed[2] Location Municipality Description
1 Cardona Residence
January 2, 1985
(#85000040)
Betances St. No. 55
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Aguadilla Also known as Quiñones-Elías Lawyer's Office.
2 Casa de Piedra Upload image
April 3, 1986
(#86000704)
14 Progresso St.
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Aguadilla A Spanish colonial house, also known as Amparo Roldán House
3 District Courthouse
District Courthouse
January 2, 1985
(#85000041)
Progreso
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Aguadilla
4 El Parterre-Ojo De Agua Upload image
January 13, 1986
(#86000781)
Bounded by Munoz Rivera, Gonzalo Firpo, De Diego, and Mango Sts.
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Aguadilla
5 Faro de Punta Borinquen
October 22, 1981
(#81000559)

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Aguadilla
6 Fuerte de la Conception Upload image
April 3, 1986
(#86000703)
Stahl St.
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Aguadilla
7 Old Urban Cemetery Upload image
January 2, 1985
(#85000042)
Cuesta Vieja
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Aguadilla
8 Residence Lopez Upload image
January 2, 1985
(#85000043)
Progreso St. No. 67
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Aguadilla
9 Church San Carlos Borromeo of Aguadilla
Church San Carlos Borromeo of Aguadilla
September 18, 1984
(#84003124)
Diego St., Town Plaza
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Aguadilla

Former listings

[1] Name on the Register Image Date listed Date removed Location City or town Summary
1 Silva-Benejan House Upload image
May 20, 1987
(#87000725)
August 28, 2002
15 Munoz Rivera Street
Aguadilla

Añasco

[1] Name on the Register Image Date listed[2] Location City or town Description
1 Puente de Añasco
January 18, 2011
(#11000018)
PR 2 at kilometer 146.1[lower-alpha 1]
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Añasco/Mayagüez border

Cabo Rojo

[1] Name on the Register Image Date listed[2] Location City or town Description
1 Punta Ostiones Upload image
August 25, 2004
(#04000908)
Address restricted[3]
Cabo Rojo
2 Faro de los Morrillos de Cabo Rojo
Faro de los Morrillos de Cabo Rojo
October 22, 1981
(#81000685)

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Cabo Rojo
3 Silva Bridge Upload image
July 19, 1995
(#95000834)
Highway 114, km 4, Barrio Guanajibo[lower-alpha 2]
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Hormigueros Pratt pony truss bridge from 1897

Guánica

[1] Name on the Register Image Date listed[2] Location City or town Description
1 Faro de Guanica[lower-alpha 3]
March 28, 1977
(#77001549)
Puerto Rico Highway 333
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Guánica This disused and ruined lighthouse was built by Spanish authorities in 1893 in a style reminiscent of plantation great houses. It marked the entrance to Guánica Bay, the most important harbor on the southern side of the island from early colonial times through the Spanish–American War in 1898.[4]
2 James Garfield Graded School Upload image
May 26, 2015
(#15000275)
Calle 65th Infantería
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Guánica
3 Hacienda Santa Rita
January 5, 1984
(#84003147)
Vic. of Guánica
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Guánica
4 Yauco Battle Site
Yauco Battle Site
September 2, 2008
(#00001383)
Near Lomas de Seboruco in Carenero, Guánica
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Guánica Site of the Battle of Yauco in 1898, in the Spanish–American War. See Puerto Rico Campaign. The Battle field was located at the time in Yauco, however the site became part of modern day Guanica after the founding of the municipality.

Hormigueros

[1] Name on the Register Image Date listed[2] Location City or town Description
1 Casa Marquez Upload image
June 1, 2015
(#15000311)
Segundo Ruiz Belvis 8
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Hormigueros
2 Santuario de la Monserrate de Hormigueros and Casa de Peregrinos
Santuario de la Monserrate de Hormigueros and Casa de Peregrinos
April 17, 1975
(#75002134)
Calle Peregrinos No. 1 on Insular Rte. 344
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Hormigueros A church
3 Silva Bridge Upload image
July 19, 1995
(#95000834)
Highway 114, km 4, Barrio Guanajibo[lower-alpha 2]
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Hormigueros Pratt pony truss bridge from 1897
4 Torrens Bridge Upload image
May 11, 2000
(#00000423)
Highway 319, km 1.5, Barrio Hormigueros
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Hormigueros This 1878 beam bridge with lattice girders and transverse joists has an engineering design unique in the United States. Built to support local economic development, it was later captured by the U.S. Army in 1898 as part of Battle of Hormigueros during the Spanish–American War.[6]

Isabela

[1] Name on the Register Image Date listed[2] Location City or town Description
1 Hermitage of San Antonio de Padua de la Tuna Upload image
December 2, 1983
(#83004193)
Address restricted[3]
Isabela

Lajas

[1] Name on the Register Image Date listed[2] Location City or town Description
1 Luis Muñoz Rivera School Upload image
December 19, 2012
(#12001076)
Intersection of Calle 65 de Infantería and Calle M. Dávila
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Lajas vicinity

Las Marías

[1] Name on the Register Image Date listed[2] Location City or town Description
1 Eugenio María de Hostos School Upload image
December 19, 2012
(#12001077)
Matías Brugman Ave.
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Las Marías vicinity

Maricao

[1] Name on the Register Image Date listed[2] Location City or town Description
1 Church San Juan Bautista of Maricao Upload image
September 18, 1984
(#84003125)
Baldorioty St., Town Plaza
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Maricao Gothic church built in 1890
2 Del Treinta Bridge Upload image
July 19, 1995
(#95000846)
SR 128, km 32.7, Barrio Indiera Alta
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Maricao vicinity A rolled steel beam bridge from 1924, designed by Enrique Ortega

Mayagüez

[1] Name on the Register Image Date listed[2] Location City or town Description
1 Asilo De Pobres
December 2, 1985
(#85003087)
Post St.
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Mayagüez A municipal poor asylum, in Classical Revival architecture from 1920
2 Casa Consistorial De Mayagüez
Casa Consistorial De Mayagüez
December 2, 1985
(#85003046)
Peral St.
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Mayagüez City hall, from 1926
3 Cementerio Municipal de Mayagüez
August 25, 1988
(#88001247)
Southern end of Post St.
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Mayagüez Cemetery
4 Duran Esmoris Residencia Upload image
September 7, 1988
(#88000655)
Mendez Vigo B204 L204
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Mayagüez Bungalow or Craftsman building from 1921, designed by Luis Fernando Nieva
5 Edificio José de Diego
Edificio José de Diego
November 18, 1977
(#77001553)
University of Puerto Rico campus
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Mayagüez Central administration building of the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, from 1913
6 Faro de la Isla de la Mona
October 22, 1981
(#81000689)
E side of Mona Island
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Mona Island
7 Gomez Residencia Upload image
June 15, 1988
(#88000656)
Mendez Vigo No. 60
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Mayagüez Building from 1933 designed by architect Francisco Porrata Doria
8 Isla de Mona
December 17, 1993
(#93001398)
Mona Island
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Mona Island
9 La Case Solariega de Jose De Diego Upload image
April 3, 1986
(#86000624)
52 Liceo St.
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Mayagüez From 1890
10 Logia Adelphia Upload image
February 19, 1986
(#86000323)
64 E. Sol St.
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Mayagüez From 1912, designed by Sabas Honore
11 Nazario Rivera Residencia Upload image
September 13, 1988
(#88000686)
Post St. No. 105
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Mayagüez From 1872, designed by Juaquín Hernández.
12 Plaza Publica Upload image
December 3, 1985
(#85003085)
Candelaria St.
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Mayagüez From 1760
13 Puente de Añasco
January 18, 2011
(#11000018)
PR 2 at kilometer 146.1[lower-alpha 1]
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Añasco/Mayagüez border
14 Ramírez Fuentes Residencia Upload image
July 12, 1988
(#88000965)
Calle Mendez Vigo #117
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Mayagüez Bungalow/Craftsman building from 1925, designed by Pascasio Fajardo
15 Residencia Heygler Upload image
July 12, 1988
(#88000962)
Calle Liceo #51
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Mayagüez From 1830
16 Residencia Ramirez De Arellano en Guanajibo Upload image
February 5, 1987
(#86003192)
PR 102
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Mayagüez Plantation style building from 1930
17 Teatro Yagüez
Teatro Yagüez
December 2, 1985
(#85003086)
Candelaria and Basora Sts.
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Mayagüez From 1909, designed by Sabas Honore et al.
18 U.S. Custom House
February 10, 1988
(#88000076)
Ava. Gonzalez Clemente, esq. Candelaria
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Mayagüez From 1924, designed by Rafael Carmoega
19 U.S. Post Office and Courthouse
May 21, 1986
(#86001169)
Candelaria and Pilar DeFillo Sts.
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Mayagüez From 1935, designed by Louis A. Simpson

Former listings

[1] Name on the Register Image Date listed Date removed Location City or town Summary
1 Antiqua Residencia de la Familia Nadal Upload image
November 21, 1986
(#86003505)
November 26, 1990
13 Dr. Barbosa S
Mayagüez
2 Baldomero Baunin Residence Upload image
April 5, 1988
(#88000687)
November 26, 1990
Calle Ramos Antonini No. 62
Mayagüez

Moca

[1] Name on the Register Image Date listed[2] Location City or town Description
1 Hacienda Iruena Manor House
Hacienda Iruena Manor House
August 14, 1987
(#87000735)
Km. 115.7 PR Rd. No. 2
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Moca Renaissance/French Chateau style building from 1893.

Quebradillas

[1] Name on the Register Image Date listed[2] Location City or town Description
1 Puente Blanco
February 23, 1984
(#84003126)
NE of Quebradillas off PR 485
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Quebradillas Bridge built in 1922
2 Teatro Liberty Upload image
May 4, 1989
(#88000963)
Calle Rafols #157
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Quebradillas Building from 1921 designed by Arcilio Rosa

Rincón

[1] Name on the Register Image Date listed[2] Location City or town Description
1 Boiling Nuclear Superheater (BONUS) Reactor Facility
Boiling Nuclear Superheater (BONUS) Reactor Facility
November 14, 2007
(#07001194)
Punta Higuero Sector, PR 413
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Rincón
2 Faro de Punta Higuero
October 22, 1981
(#81000560)

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Rincón

Sabana Grande

[1] Name on the Register Image Date listed[2] Location City or town Description
1 Cementerio Masonico de la Resp. Logia Igualdad Num. 23 de Sabana Grande Upload image
February 13, 2013
(#13000014)
PR 121
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Sabana Grande vicinity
2 Church of San Isidro Labrador and Santa María de la Cabeza of Sabana Grande
December 10, 1984
(#84000460)
Ángel G. Martínez St.
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Sabana Grande Church from 1844
3 James Fenimore Cooper Graded School Upload image
May 26, 2015
(#15000277)
20 San Isidro St.
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Sabana Grande
4 Hacienda San Francisco
April 7, 1995
(#95000287)
Callejón de la Hacienda
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Sabana Grande
5 Lassise-Schettini House Upload image
October 21, 1987
(#87001823)
Calle Ángel Ramírez, final
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Sabana Grande
6 Berta Sepulveda House Upload image
June 17, 1994
(#94000624)
37 Munoz Rivera St.
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Sabana Grande

San Germán

[1] Name on the Register Image Date listed[2] Location City or town Description
1 Alcantarilla Pluvial sobre la Quebrada Manzanares
April 12, 1990
(#90000552)
Calle Ferrocarril and Calle Esperanza[lower-alpha 4]
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San Germán Built in 1835
2 Jaime Acosta y Fores Residence Upload image
December 31, 2099
(#90000767)
70 Calle Dr. Santiago Veve
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San Germán Vernacular Criollo house built in 1917
3 Casa de los Ponce de León Upload image
March 9, 1983
(#83002295)
13 Calle Dr. Santiago Veve
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San Germán
4 Church San Germán de Auxerre
Church San Germán de Auxerre
December 31, 2099
(#84000461)
Calle de la Cruz
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San Germán Church built in 1688
5 Convento de Porta Coeli
Convento de Porta Coeli
September 8, 1976
(#76002252)
Plaza Porta Coeli
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San Germán Pueblo
6 Hacienda Buena Unión Upload image
August 23, 1983
(#83002296)
Address restricted[3]
San Germán
7 San Germán Historic District
San Germán Historic District
February 16, 1994
(#94000084)
Roughly bounded by Calle Luna, Calle Estrella, Calle Concepción, Calle Javilla, and Calle Ferrocarril
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San Germán Historic district of colonial and other architecture dating to 1606

San Sebastián

[1] Name on the Register Image Date listed[2] Location City or town Description
1 Church San Sebastián Mártir of San Sebastián Upload image
September 18, 1984
(#84003132)
Severo Arana St., Town Plaza
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San Sebastián

See also

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Puente de Añasco spans the boundary between Añasco and Mayagüez municipalities.
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Silva Bridge spans the boundary between Hormigueros and Cabo Rojo municipalities.
  3. The name of the Faro de Guanica is presented here without the accent on "Guánica" in conformance with the usage in the light's National Register nomination form[4] and Federal Register announcement of listing.[5]
  4. The Alcantarilla Pluvial sobre la Quebrada Manzanares is a linear resource that runs from approximately the intersection of Calle Ferrocarril and Calle Esperanza at its western end to approximately the intersection of Calle Javilla and Calle Ensanche at its eastern end.

References

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 Numbers represent an ordering by significant words. Various colorings, defined here, differentiate National Historic Landmarks and historic districts from other NRHP buildings, structures, sites or objects.
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 The eight-digit number below each date is the number assigned to each location in the National Register Information System database, which can be viewed by clicking the number.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Federal and state laws and practices restrict general public access to information regarding the specific location of sensitive archeological sites in many instances. The main reasons for such restrictions include the potential for looting, vandalism, or trampling. See: Knoerl, John; Miller, Diane; Shrimpton, Rebecca H. (1990), Guidelines for Restricting Information about Historic and Prehistoric Resources, National Register Bulletin, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, OCLC 20706997<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Tarr, J. A. (August 1976), National Register of Historic Places Inventory — Nomination Form: Faro de Guanica (Lighthouse) (PDF), retrieved November 16, 2015<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>.
  5. "Department of the Interior, Heritage Conservation and Recreation Service: National Register of Historic Places; Annual Listing of Historic Properties", 44 FR 7416 (February 6, 1979), at 7581.
  6. Albino Plugues, Edwin; Marull, José E.; Tosteson, Hugh (January 31, 2000), National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Torrens Bridge (PDF), retrieved November 17, 2015<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>.

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