Casa Wiechers-Villaronga Ponce, PR
"...a magnificent example of early 20th century neoclassical architecture and city life."
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Year Established: 1911
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The Wiechers Villaronga House, located on the corner of Reina and Méndez Vigo streets in Ponce’s Historic Zone, is a magnificent example of early 20th century neoclassical architecture and city life. Listed in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places since 1984, the building is one of two surviving residences designed by architect Alfredo B. Wiechers.

The mansion was built in 1911 by master builder Elias Concepción Albizu and served as residence and studio to Wiechers on his return to Ponce, after graduating the School of Architecture in Paris and working for renowned Spanish architect Enric Sagnier in Barcelona. It was sold in 1918 to Mr. Gabriel Villaronga.

Original furnishings from a bygone era – most of it modernist and imported from Spain – decorate the richly designed spaces, where European Baroque influences flourish within the building’s predominant Neo-Classical style.
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