Asilo De Pobres

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Asilo De Pobres
The Asilo de Pobres in 2010
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Location of Mayagüez and the Asilo in Puerto Rico
Location Post Street,
Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
Coordinates 18°11′46″N 67°08′33″W / 18.196108°N 67.142469°W / 18.196108; -67.142469Coordinates: 18°11′46″N 67°08′33″W / 18.196108°N 67.142469°W / 18.196108; -67.142469
Built 1920
Architectural style Classical Revival, Late Neo-Classical Revival
NRHP reference # 85003087
Added to NRHP December 2, 1985[1]

Asilo de Ancianos de Mayagüez, also known as Asilo De Pobres or Asilo Municipal, was originally built, in the Classical Revival style, as a shelter for the poor. For some time, Salvador Agrón, the inspiration for the Broadway musical The Capeman, lived in the building with his mother. In 1962 it became Asylum for the elderly. The idea for the Asylum for the poor began with a campaign to build it by Salvador Suau y Mulet when he was Mayor of Mayagüez.[2] The number of elderly increased, and in 1967 occupational therapy and arts and craft were added by the Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul, they also run the laundry, cafeteria, pharmacy and others.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.[1] [4] In 2016 the elderly residents where relocated to a larger and newer building near the Eugenio María de Hostos Airport.[5]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Alianza Espirita". Archived from the original on May 5, 2009. Retrieved September 2, 2009. 
  3. ^ "hijas de la caridad sociales". hijas de la caridad. Archived from the original on 2009-10-26. Retrieved September 2, 2009. 
  4. ^ Ortiz, Jorge; Rigau, Jorge (September 1984). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Asilo de Pobres / Asilo Municipal (Municipal Poor Asylum)" (PDF). National Park Service.  and Accompanying 11 photos, from 1984 and 1985
  5. ^ Wiscovitch Padilla, Jeniffer (June 15, 2016). "Asilo municipal de Mayagüez será una APP y estará ubicada en el barrio Cuba". Semanario Visión (in Spanish). Retrieved June 12, 2017.