National Register of Historic Places listings in western Puerto Rico facts for kids

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NRHP list - western PR
National Register entries listed below are found in the highlighted 12 municipalities of Puerto Rico.

This is a list of properties and districts in the western municipalities of Puerto Rico that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places (Spanish: Registro Nacional de Lugares Históricos). It includes places along the western coast, and on islands, and on the western slope of Puerto Rico's Cordillera Central.

The area covered spans 12 municipalities: Moca, Aguadilla, Aguada, Rincón, Añasco, Mayagüez, Hormigueros, San Germán, Sábana Grande, Guánica, Lajas and Cabo Rojo.

Names of places given are as they appear in the National Register, reflecting name as given in NRHP application at the date of listing. Note, the National Register name system does not accommodate Spanish á, ñ and other letters.

See also:

This National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted March 31, 2017.

Aguada

Name on the Register Image Date listed Location Barrio Description
1 Puente de Coloso
Puente de Coloso
December 29, 2010
(#10001102)
Highway 418, km 0.5
18°23′57″N 67°09′22″W / 18.399083°N 67.156145°W / 18.399083; -67.156145 (Puente de Coloso)
Guanábano and Espinar Historic Bridges of Puerto Rico MPS

Aguadilla

Name on the Register Image Date listed Location Barrio Description
1 Cardona Residence
Cardona Residence
January 2, 1985
(#85000040)
55 Ramón E. Betances Street
18°25′45″N 67°09′17″W / 18.429120°N 67.154772°W / 18.429120; -67.154772 (Cardona Residence)
Aguadilla Pueblo
2 Casa de Piedra
April 3, 1986
(#86000704)
14 Progreso Street
18°25′18″N 67°09′16″W / 18.421666°N 67.154353°W / 18.421666; -67.154353 (Casa de Piedra)
Aguadilla Pueblo A Spanish colonial house, also known as Amparo Roldán House
3 Church San Carlos Borromeo of Aguadilla
Church San Carlos Borromeo of Aguadilla
September 18, 1984
(#84003124)
José de Diego Street, Town Plaza
18°25′47″N 67°09′13″W / 18.429683°N 67.153638°W / 18.429683; -67.153638 (Church San Carlos Borromeo of Aguadilla)
Aguadilla Pueblo
4 District Courthouse
District Courthouse
January 2, 1985
(#85000041)
Progreso Street
18°25′32″N 67°09′16″W / 18.425514°N 67.154501°W / 18.425514; -67.154501 (District Courthouse)
Aguadilla Pueblo
5 Faro de Punta Borinquen
Faro de Punta Borinquen
October 22, 1981
(#81000559)
Off Highway 107
18°29′50″N 67°08′55″W / 18.497226°N 67.148712°W / 18.497226; -67.148712 (Faro de Punta Borinquen)
Borinquen
6 Fuerte de la Concepción
April 3, 1986
(#86000703)
Agustín Stahl Street
18°26′11″N 67°09′21″W / 18.436429°N 67.155931°W / 18.436429; -67.155931 (Fuerte de la Concepción)
Aguadilla Pueblo
7 Old Urban Cemetery
Old Urban Cemetery
January 2, 1985
(#85000042)
At the foot of Cuesta Vieja
18°26′16″N 67°09′22″W / 18.437842°N 67.156199°W / 18.437842; -67.156199 (Old Urban Cemetery)
Aguadilla Pueblo
8 El Parterre – Ojo De Agua
El Parterre – Ojo De Agua
January 13, 1986
(#86000781)
Bounded by Muñoz Rivera, Gonzalo Firpo, José de Diego, and Mangó Streets
18°25′55″N 67°09′15″W / 18.432083°N 67.154279°W / 18.432083; -67.154279 (El Parterre – Ojo De Agua)
Aguadilla Pueblo
9 Residence Lopez
Residence Lopez
January 2, 1985
(#85000043)
67 Progreso Street
18°25′31″N 67°09′15″W / 18.425249°N 67.154159°W / 18.425249; -67.154159 (Residence Lopez)
Aguadilla Pueblo Built in 1914, this one-story, Neoclassical house is architecturally significant as a typical urban residence for a well-to-do Puerto Rican family in the early 20th century, and as one of the most important remaining works by architect Manuel Gómez Tejera.

Former listings

Name on the Register Image Date listed Date removed Location City or town Summary
1 Silva-Benejan House
May 20, 1987
(#87000725)
August 28, 2002
15 Muñoz Rivera Street
Aguadilla

Añasco

Name on the Register Image Date listed Location Barrio Description
1 Puente de Añasco
Puente de Añasco
January 18, 2011
(#11000018)
Highway 2, km 146.1
18°16′21″N 67°09′42″W / 18.272599°N 67.161676°W / 18.272599; -67.161676 (Puente de Añasco)
Añasco Arriba and Sabanetas

Cabo Rojo

Name on the Register Image Date listed Location Barrio Description
1 Punta Ostiones
August 25, 2004
(#04000908)
Address restricted
Miradero
2 Faro de los Morrillos de Cabo Rojo
Faro de los Morrillos de Cabo Rojo
October 22, 1981
(#81000685)
South of Pole Ojea on Cabo Rojo
17°56′01″N 67°11′32″W / 17.933667°N 67.192194°W / 17.933667; -67.192194 (Faro de los Morrillos de Cabo Rojo)
Boquerón and Llanos Costa
3 Silva Bridge
July 19, 1995
(#95000834)
Highway 114, km 4
18°08′21″N 67°08′45″W / 18.139281°N 67.145699°W / 18.139281; -67.145699 (Silva Bridge)
Guanajibo and Guanajibo Pratt pony truss bridge from 1897

Guánica

Name on the Register Image Date listed Location Barrio Description
1 Faro de Guanica
Faro de Guanica
March 28, 1977
(#77001549)
Highway 333
17°57′03″N 66°54′11″W / 17.950866°N 66.903166°W / 17.950866; -66.903166 (Faro de Guanica)
Carenero This disused and ruined lighthouse was built by Spanish authorities in 1893 in a style reminiscent of plantation great houses. It marked the entrance to Guánica Bay, the most important harbor on the southern side of the island from early colonial times through the Spanish–American War in 1898.
2 James Garfield Graded School
May 26, 2015
(#15000275)
65 de Infantería Street
17°58′23″N 66°54′31″W / 17.972925°N 66.908528°W / 17.972925; -66.908528 (James Garfield Graded School)
Guánica Pueblo
3 Hacienda Santa Rita
Hacienda Santa Rita
January 5, 1984
(#84003147)
Highway 116R, km 32.7
18°00′27″N 66°53′03″W / 18.007462°N 66.884302°W / 18.007462; -66.884302 (Hacienda Santa Rita)
Susúa Baja
4 Yauco Battle Site
Yauco Battle Site
September 2, 2008
(#00001383)
Roughly bounded by Hacienda Santa Rita, Highways 389, 116R, 116, Loco River, and Seboruco Scarp
18°00′03″N 66°53′16″W / 18.000907°N 66.887886°W / 18.000907; -66.887886 (Yauco Battle Site)
Susúa Baja Site of the Battle of Yauco in 1898, in the Spanish–American War. See Puerto Rico Campaign. The Battle field was located at the time in Yauco, however the site became part of modern day Guanica after the founding of the municipality.

Hormigueros

Name on the Register Image Date listed Location Barrio Description
1 Casa Márquez
June 1, 2015
(#15000311)
8 Segundo Ruiz Belvis Street at Mateo Fajardo Street
18°08′19″N 67°07′41″W / 18.138524°N 67.127952°W / 18.138524; -67.127952 (Casa Márquez)
Hormigueros Pueblo
2 Santuario de la Monserrate de Hormigueros and Casa de Peregrinos
Santuario de la Monserrate de Hormigueros and Casa de Peregrinos
April 17, 1975
(#75002134)
1 Peregrinos Street and Highway 344
18°08′26″N 67°07′38″W / 18.140676°N 67.127164°W / 18.140676; -67.127164 (Santuario de la Monserrate de Hormigueros and Casa de Peregrinos)
Hormigueros Pueblo A church
3 Silva Bridge
July 19, 1995
(#95000834)
Highway 114, km 4
18°08′21″N 67°08′45″W / 18.139281°N 67.145699°W / 18.139281; -67.145699 (Silva Bridge)
Guanajibo and Guanajibo Pratt pony truss bridge from 1897
4 Torrens Bridge
May 11, 2000
(#00000423)
Highway 319, km 1.5
18°07′36″N 67°07′24″W / 18.126711°N 67.123249°W / 18.126711; -67.123249 (Torrens Bridge)
Hormigueros and Benavente This 1878 beam bridge with lattice girders and transverse joists has an engineering design unique in the United States. Built to support local economic development, it was later captured by the U.S. Army in 1898 as part of Battle of Hormigueros during the Spanish–American War.

Lajas

Name on the Register Image Date listed Location Barrio Description
1 Luis Muñoz Rivera School
December 19, 2012
(#12001076)
Junction of 65 de Infantería and M. Dávila Streets
18°02′52″N 67°03′33″W / 18.047656°N 67.059094°W / 18.047656; -67.059094 (Luis Muñoz Rivera School)
Lajas Pueblo
2 Oliver Hazard Perry Graded School
December 19, 2012
(#16000852)
Junction of San Blas and Concordia Streets
18°03′01″N 67°03′35″W / 18.050224°N 67.059838°W / 18.050224; -67.059838 (Oliver Hazard Perry Graded School)
Lajas Pueblo

Mayagüez

Name on the Register Image Date listed Location Barrio Description
1 Asilo De Pobres
Asilo De Pobres
December 2, 1985
(#85003087)
Post Street
18°11′46″N 67°08′33″W / 18.196108°N 67.142469°W / 18.196108; -67.142469 (Asilo De Pobres)
Mayagüez Pueblo A municipal poor asylum, in Classical Revival architecture from 1920
2 Casa Consistorial De Mayaguez
Casa Consistorial De Mayaguez
December 2, 1985
(#85003046)
Peral Street
18°12′04″N 67°08′23″W / 18.201111°N 67.139722°W / 18.201111; -67.139722 (Casa Consistorial De Mayaguez)
Mayagüez Pueblo City hall, from 1926
3 Cementerio Municipal de Mayagüez
Cementerio Municipal de Mayagüez
August 25, 1988
(#88001247)
Southern end of Post Street
18°11′29″N 67°08′32″W / 18.19135°N 67.142269°W / 18.19135; -67.142269 (Cementerio Municipal de Mayagüez)
Mayagüez Pueblo Cemetery
4 Duran Esmoris Residencia
September 7, 1988
(#88000655)
Méndez Vigo Street
18°12′16″N 67°08′44″W / 18.204521°N 67.145687°W / 18.204521; -67.145687 (Duran Esmoris Residencia)
Mayagüez Pueblo Bungalow or Craftsman building from 1921, designed by Luis Fernando Nieva
5 Edificio Jose de Diego
Edificio Jose de Diego
November 18, 1977
(#77001553)
University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez campus
18°12′33″N 67°08′29″W / 18.209150°N 67.141522°W / 18.209150; -67.141522 (Edificio Jose de Diego)
Mayagüez Pueblo Central administration building of the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, from 1913
6 Faro de la Isla de la Mona
Faro de la Isla de la Mona
October 22, 1981
(#81000689)
East side of Mona Island
18°05′12″N 67°50′48″W / 18.086529°N 67.846531°W / 18.086529; -67.846531 (Faro de la Isla de la Mona)
Isla de Mona e Islote Monito
7 Gomez Residencia
June 15, 1988
(#88000656)
60 Méndez Vigo Street
18°12′09″N 67°08′37″W / 18.202512°N 67.143482°W / 18.202512; -67.143482 (Gomez Residencia)
Mayagüez Pueblo Building from 1933 designed by architect Francisco Porrata Doria
8 Isla de Mona
Isla de Mona
December 17, 1993
(#93001398)
Mona Island
18°05′12″N 67°53′22″W / 18.086667°N 67.889444°W / 18.086667; -67.889444 (Isla de Mona)
Isla de Mona e Islote Monito
9 La Casa Solariega de Jose De Diego
April 3, 1986
(#86000624)
52 Liceo Street
18°12′00″N 67°08′08″W / 18.199980°N 67.135609°W / 18.199980; -67.135609 (La Casa Solariega de Jose De Diego)
Mayagüez Pueblo From 1890
10 Logia Adelphia
February 19, 1986
(#86000323)
64E Sol Street
18°12′01″N 67°08′20″W / 18.200208°N 67.138817°W / 18.200208; -67.138817 (Logia Adelphia)
Mayagüez Pueblo From 1912, designed by Sabas Honore
11 Nazario Rivera Residencia
Nazario Rivera Residencia
September 13, 1988
(#88000686)
105 Post Street
18°11′55″N 67°08′29″W / 18.198516°N 67.141341°W / 18.198516; -67.141341 (Nazario Rivera Residencia)
Mayagüez Pueblo From 1872, designed by Juaquín Hernández.
12 Plaza Publica
Plaza Publica
December 3, 1985
(#85003085)
Candelaria Street
18°12′04″N 67°08′21″W / 18.201108°N 67.139103°W / 18.201108; -67.139103 (Plaza Publica)
Mayagüez Pueblo From 1760
13 Puente de Añasco
Puente de Añasco
January 18, 2011
(#11000018)
Highway 2, km 146.1
18°16′21″N 67°09′42″W / 18.272599°N 67.161676°W / 18.272599; -67.161676 (Puente de Añasco)
Sabanetas and Añasco Arriba
14 Ramírez Fuentes Residencia
Ramírez Fuentes Residencia
July 12, 1988
(#88000965)
117 Méndez Vigo Street
18°12′06″N 67°08′12″W / 18.201699°N 67.136683°W / 18.201699; -67.136683 (Ramírez Fuentes Residencia)
Mayagüez Pueblo Bungalow/Craftsman building from 1925, designed by Pascasio Fajardo
15 Residencia Heygler
July 12, 1988
(#88000962)
51 Liceo Street
18°12′01″N 67°08′07″W / 18.200177°N 67.135348°W / 18.200177; -67.135348 (Residencia Heygler)
Mayagüez Pueblo From 1830
16 Residencia Ramirez De Arellano en Guanajibo
February 5, 1987
(#86003192)
Highway 102
18°10′19″N 67°10′38″W / 18.171944°N 67.177222°W / 18.171944; -67.177222 (Residencia Ramirez De Arellano en Guanajibo)
Guanajibo Plantation style building from 1930
17 Teatro Yaguez
Teatro Yaguez
December 2, 1985
(#85003086)
Junction of Candelaria and Basora Streets
18°12′04″N 67°08′25″W / 18.201219°N 67.140208°W / 18.201219; -67.140208 (Teatro Yaguez)
Mayagüez Pueblo From 1909, designed by Sabas Honore et al.
18 U.S. Custom House
U.S. Custom House
February 10, 1988
(#88000076)
Junction of Candelaria Street and José González Clemente Avenue
18°12′23″N 67°09′05″W / 18.206464°N 67.151378°W / 18.206464; -67.151378 (U.S. Custom House)
Mayagüez Pueblo From 1924, designed by Rafael Carmoega
19 U.S. Post Office and Courthouse
U.S. Post Office and Courthouse
May 21, 1986
(#86001169)
Junction of Candelaria and Pilar DeFillo Streets
18°12′06″N 67°08′38″W / 18.201556°N 67.143914°W / 18.201556; -67.143914 (U.S. Post Office and Courthouse)
Mayagüez Pueblo From 1935, designed by Louis A. Simpson

Former listings

Name on the Register Image Date listed Date removed Location City or town Summary
1 Antiqua Residencia de la Familia Nadal
November 21, 1986
(#86003505)
November 26, 1990
13 Dr. Barbosa S
Mayagüez
2 Baldomero Baunin Residence
April 5, 1988
(#88000687)
November 26, 1990
Calle Ramos Antonini No. 62
Mayagüez

Moca

Name on the Register Image Date listed Location Barrio Description
1 Hacienda Iruena Manor House
Hacienda Iruena Manor House
August 14, 1987
(#87000735)
Highway 2, km 115.7
18°27′11″N 67°03′41″W / 18.452958°N 67.061461°W / 18.452958; -67.061461 (Hacienda Iruena Manor House)
Aceitunas Renaissance/French Chateau style building from 1893.

Rincón

Name on the Register Image Date listed Location Barrio Description
1 Boiling Nuclear Superheater (BONUS) Reactor Facility
Boiling Nuclear Superheater (BONUS) Reactor Facility
November 14, 2007
(#07001194)
End of Branch 4413, Highway 413
18°21′55″N 67°16′07″W / 18.365178°N 67.268657°W / 18.365178; -67.268657 (Boiling Nuclear Superheater (BONUS) Reactor Facility)
Puntas
2 Faro de Punta Higuero
Faro de Punta Higuero
October 22, 1981
(#81000560)
Branch 4413, Highway 413
18°21′43″N 67°16′15″W / 18.361977°N 67.270806°W / 18.361977; -67.270806 (Faro de Punta Higuero)
Puntas

Sabana Grande

Name on the Register Image Date listed Location Barrio Description
1 Cementerio Masónico de la Resp. Logia Igualdad Núm. 23 de Sabana Grande
February 13, 2013
(#13000014)
Junction of Highway 121 and Street 1
18°04′46″N 66°58′02″W / 18.079307°N 66.967136°W / 18.079307; -66.967136 (Cementerio Masónico de la Resp. Logia Igualdad Núm. 23 de Sabana Grande)
Santana
2 Church of San Isidro Labrador and Santa María de la Cabeza of Sabana Grande
Church of San Isidro Labrador and Santa María de la Cabeza of Sabana Grande
December 10, 1984
(#84000460)
Ángel G. Martínez Street, Town Plaza
18°04′46″N 66°57′34″W / 18.079323°N 66.959464°W / 18.079323; -66.959464 (Church of San Isidro Labrador and Santa María de la Cabeza of Sabana Grande)
Sabana Grande Pueblo Church from 1844
3 James Fenimore Cooper Graded School
May 26, 2015
(#15000277)
20 San Isidro Street at Luis Muñoz Rivera Street
18°04′46″N 66°57′32″W / 18.079389°N 66.958912°W / 18.079389; -66.958912 (James Fenimore Cooper Graded School)
Sabana Grande Pueblo
4 Hacienda San Francisco
Hacienda San Francisco
April 7, 1995
(#95000287)
Callejón de la Hacienda
18°04′34″N 66°57′45″W / 18.076184°N 66.962608°W / 18.076184; -66.962608 (Hacienda San Francisco)
Rayo
5 Lassise–Schettini House
October 21, 1987
(#87001823)
End of Ángel Martínez Street
18°05′02″N 66°57′33″W / 18.083821°N 66.959098°W / 18.083821; -66.959098 (Lassise–Schettini House)
Santana
6 Berta Sepulveda House
June 17, 1994
(#94000624)
37 Luis Muñoz Rivera Street
18°04′43″N 66°57′34″W / 18.078632°N 66.959441°W / 18.078632; -66.959441 (Berta Sepulveda House)
Sabana Grande Pueblo

San Germán

Name on the Register Image Date listed Location Barrio Description
1 Jaime Acosta y Fores Residence
May 24, 1990
(#90000767)
70 Dr. Santiago Veve Street
18°04′54″N 67°02′25″W / 18.081648°N 67.040234°W / 18.081648; -67.040234 (Jaime Acosta y Fores Residence)
San Germán Pueblo Vernacular Criollo house built in 1917
2 Alcantarilla Pluvial sobre la Quebrada Manzanares
Alcantarilla Pluvial sobre la Quebrada Manzanares
April 12, 1990
(#90000552)
Extending from approximately the junction of Ferrocarril and Esperanza Streets to approximately the junction of Javilla and Ensanche Streets
18°04′54″N 67°02′33″W / 18.081531°N 67.042515°W / 18.081531; -67.042515 (Alcantarilla Pluvial sobre la Quebrada Manzanares)
San Germán Pueblo Built in 1835
3 Casa de los Ponce de Leon
March 9, 1983
(#83002295)
13 Dr. Santiago Veve Street
18°04′56″N 67°02′42″W / 18.082168°N 67.045126°W / 18.082168; -67.045126 (Casa de los Ponce de Leon)
San Germán Pueblo
4 Church San Germán Auxerre of San Germán
Church San Germán Auxerre of San Germán
December 10, 1984
(#84000461)
De la Cruz Street
18°04′57″N 67°02′38″W / 18.082372°N 67.043970°W / 18.082372; -67.043970 (Church San Germán Auxerre of San Germán)
San Germán Pueblo Church built in 1688
5 Convento de Porta Coeli
Convento de Porta Coeli
September 8, 1976
(#76002252)
Plaza Porta Coeli
18°04′55″N 67°02′28″W / 18.082002°N 67.041002°W / 18.082002; -67.041002 (Convento de Porta Coeli)
San Germán Pueblo
6 Hacienda Buena Union
August 23, 1983
(#83002296)
Highway 362, km 3.0
18°05′19″N 67°00′49″W / 18.088533°N 67.013620°W / 18.088533; -67.013620 (Hacienda Buena Union)
Guamá
7 Observation Tower
May 1, 2016
(#16000236)
Highway 120, km 14
18°08′40″N 66°58′48″W / 18.144327°N 66.979924°W / 18.144327; -66.979924 (Observation Tower)
Caín Alto
8 San Germán Historic District
San Germán Historic District
February 16, 1994
(#94000084)
Roughly bounded by Luna, Estrella, Concepción, Javilla, and Ferrocarril Streets
18°04′55″N 67°02′38″W / 18.082066°N 67.043789°W / 18.082066; -67.043789 (San Germán Historic District)
San Germán Pueblo Historic district of colonial and other architecture dating to 1606

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