Casa Armstrong-Poventud Ponce, PR
A salient example of neoclassical architecture in Puerto Rico, located in the historic downtown area of Ponce.
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Casa Armstrong-Poventud – a salient example of neoclassical architecture in Puerto Rico – is one of the major attractions in the historic downtown area of Ponce.

The stunning building was commissioned during the 1890s by local businessman Carlos Armstrong Toro to serve as his family home. Puerto Rican architect Manuel Domenech designed the structure in the Victorian style of the era, incorporating two caryatid columns into a facade also characterized by the extensive use of stained glass on its windows and doors.

The site is now a museum administered by the Puerto Rican Institute of Culture. Original furnishings belonging to the family are on display, giving visitors a glimpse into the trends and fashions of turn-of-the-century society.

With its privileged location overlooking the Plaza Las Delicias and nearby cathedral, the Casa Armstrong-Poventud preserves an important part of Ponce’s history for Puerto Ricans and visitors from all over the world.