Casa Museo Jesús T. Piñero Canóvanas, PR
Piñero became the first Puerto Rican born Governor of the island, appointed by then President Harry Truman
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Year Established: 1930's
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Situated on Route #3 in the town of Canóvanas we find Casa Museo Jesús T. Piñero. Constructed during the 1930s with Spanish and Dutch influences, the three-storied building was to be the family home. Adjacent to the main building is a utility structure that features displays and pictures pertaining to the life of this famous public figure. Piñero was an influential politician during the first half of the twentieth century. In 1946 he became the first Puerto Rican born Governor of the island, appointed by then President Harry Truman. He was also Resident Commisioner to Washington and a founding member of the Popular Democratic Party, one of the main political parties of the island. Also called ‘Casa Rosada’ because of its distinctive pink exterior, the house was restored and is managed by the Institute for Puerto Rican Culture to recreate the affluent living conditions of the time – complete with original furniture.