Museo de la Historia de Ponce Ponce, PR
"A beautiful example of architect Blas Silva Boucher’s eclectic neoclassical style."
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Year Established: 1911
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The Museo de la Historia de Ponce is located on the intersection between Isabel and Mayor streets, just a few steps east of the historic Plaza Las Delicias town square and its well-known landmarks. A beautiful example of architect Blas Silva Boucher’s eclectic neoclassical style, the museum has helped preserve the story of Ponce – its origins, development, and its people – since 1992.

Its main structure, known as the “Casa Salazar,” was built in 1911 and is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. It once served as both house and clinic to Dr. Guillermo Salazar Palau and his wife, Sara Isabel Rivera Carbonell. Architectural highlights include an interior patio where the family children played, as well as the building’s original stained glass windows, walls, and wooden roof supports maintained to this date.

Exhibits dedicated to the municipality’s politics, education, culture, society, ecology, medicine, commerce, architecture and the daily life of its residents offer plenty to absorb on a visit – with its current collection boasting some 3,000 objects on display.
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