Guam Institute

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Guam Institute
Guam Institute is located in Guam
Guam Institute
Location Off Guam Highway 1, Hagåtña, Agana, Guam
Coordinates 13°28′26″N 144°44′44″E / 13.47389°N 144.74556°E / 13.47389; 144.74556Coordinates: 13°28′26″N 144°44′44″E / 13.47389°N 144.74556°E / 13.47389; 144.74556
Area 0.3 acres (0.12 ha)
Built 1911
Built by Lujan, P. Jose
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 77001568[1]
Added to NRHP October 6, 1977

The Guam Institute, located off in Guam Highway 1 in Hagåtña (Agana), Guam, was listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1977; the listing included one contributing building. It was built in 1911. It has also been known as the Jose P. Lujan House.[1][2]

The house is significant as one of few houses in Agana surviving from before World War II. It was built by carpenter and cabinet-maker Jose Pangelinan Lujan, who rented the house and later lived in it, until moving out of the house in 1928. Lujan owned the house until 1969.[2]

The house was the location of the Guam Institute, "the only successful private school of the pre-war period" in Guam, from 1928 until the institute was closed in December, 1941, with the Japanese invasion.[2]:3

The house was damaged by Typhoon Pamela in 1976; photos in 1977 showed it in poor condition.[2]

However, supported by the NRHP listing, the owner obtained Federal matching grant funds to support rehabilitation of the building during 1980-1982. Work done used "design, materials (ifil wood), and workmanship to maintain the original character of the building."[3]

It is one of five pre-World War II houses that make up the NRHP-listed Agana Historic District.