Museo Casa Armstrong Poventud, Ponce

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Residencia Armstrong-Poventud is a historic building located in the Ponce Historic Zone in Ponce, Puerto Rico, across from the Catedral Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe. The construction of this home set the stage for the construction of other homes of similar architectural elements, character and opulence in turn-of-the-twentieth-century Ponce. The architectural style is collectively known as Ponce Creole. The home was designed and built by Manuel Víctor Domenech for the Armstrong-Poventud family. It is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places as the Armstrong-Toro House, and is also known as the Casa de las Cariatides. In 1991, the Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña turned the house into a museum, which it manages.Construction dateThe Institute of Puerto Rican Culture (ICP) and the Puerto Rico Office of Historical Preservation have determined that the house was built in 1899. The American Architect and Building News magazine, on the front cover of its January 25, 1899, issue published the design of the Residencia Armstrong-Poventud. The Residencia was inaugurated fully as a museum by the ICP in October 2008. Prior to 2008, and starting in 1991, visitors were allowed to tour the house while it concurrently served as the Southern headquarters of the Institute. The Institute operates a small but diverse store in a wing of the museum.
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  • this is a renovated turn of the century house of an distinguished family it gives insight at to living in that period really was 
    this is a renovated turn of the century house of an distinguished family it gives insight at to living in that period really was  more »
  • Beautiful home, knowledgeable staff offer a great personal (and FREE)tour. Take the time to see this gem facing the cathedral. 
    Beautiful home, knowledgeable staff offer a great personal (and FREE)tour. Take the time to see this gem facing the cathedral.  more »
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  • This district in Ponce is rich in history. Park and walk. Parking is free, entrance is free. There are no public bathrooms. There was a line when we went, due to covid only 6 people allowed at one time but the entire thing is open so you can see everything from the outside
  • Not sure if open or not (didn’t try) but beautiful picture taking opportunity outside.

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