Leonardo Morales y Pedroso

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Leonardo Morales y Pedroso
Born 1887
Havana, Cuba
Died 1965
Cuba

Leonardo Morales y Pedroso (1887–1965) was one of the most prominent Cuban architects from early 20th century.

He graduated from Columbia University in 1909. In 1910 he formed an architectural firm, Morales & Mata, with Jose F. Mata. In 1917, he formed the firm of Morales y Cia. Partly because of his family’s many social connections and standing in the Havana society (his great-grandfather was the Marques de la Real Proclamacion) Mr. Morales was able to have notable commissions such as:

Colegio de Belén in 1950's
La Mansión de Mark Pollack in 1931.
  • Vedado Tennis Club, Vedado La Habana, 1912
  • Sociedad Cubana de Ingenieros, Habana Vieja, 1912
  • Home of Lily Hidalgo de Conill, Vedado La Habana, 1914
  • Home of Josefina Garcia de Mesa, 13th Street and D street, Vedado La Habana, 1916
  • Banco Mendoza y Cia, Obispo Street N° 305, Habana Vieja, 1916
  • Home of Pablo Gonzalez de Mendoza, Paseo avenue and 15th, Vedado La Habana, 1916
  • Home of Jose Ignacio Lezama, Vedado La Habana, 1917
  • Home of Manuel José Morales, Vedado La Habana, 1917
  • Colegio Salesiano (Arts and Crafts), La Vibora La Habana, 1917
  • Home of Salvador Guedes, 1920
  • Home of Alberto Fowler, Country Club La Habana, 1920
  • Home of Andrés Gomez Mena, 7th strret and 6th street, Miramar La Habana
  • Home of Marqués de Pinar del Rio, 17th street and B street, Vedado La Habana
  • Home of Upman, 17th street and K street, Vedado La Habana
  • Home of Sebastian Puedes, 13th street and 5th street, Vedado La Habana
  • Home of Carlos Nadal, 1921
  • Home of Elvira Cil, 1923
  • Home of George S. Ward, Country Club La Habana
  • Compania de Telefonos de Marianao, La Habana, 1924
  • Colegio de Belén (building), Marianao La Habana 1925
  • Home of Eduardo Montalvo, Miramar La Habana, 1926
  • Home of Eduardo J. Chibas, 17th Street and H street, Vedado La Habana, 1926
  • Compania Cubana de Telefonos, Centro Habana, 1927
  • Home of Maria Teresa O’Reilly, Condesa de Buenavista, 1928
  • Finca Chirgota 1928
  • La Mansion of Mark A. Pollack Cuabanacan, La Habana, 1930
  • Luxury dwelling building in San Lazaro street N°470 Centro Habana
  • Luxury dwelling building in Malecon Avenue N°507 Centro Habana
  • Vista Alegre Church, Santiago de Cuba
  • San Agustin Church in 37 street, reparto Nicanor del Campo, La Habana, 1939
  • Santa Rita Church in 5th avenue, Miramar, La Habana, 1942
  • Chapel of Quinta de Santovenia in El Cerro, La Habana
  • Banco Pedroso, Habana Vieja
  • Hospital (against cancer) Marie Curie, Vedado, La Habana, 1946

References[edit]

  • The Havana Guide - Modern Architecture 1925-1965, Eduardo Luis Rodriguez (New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2000) ISBN 1-56898-210-0
  • La Habana, Guia de Arquitectura, Maria Elena Zequeira & Eduardo Luis Rodriguez Fernandez, editors (Havana, Cuba: Ciudad de La Habana Provincial de Planificacion Fisica y Arquitectura, 1998) ISBN 84-8095-143-5
  • La Habana Arquitectura del Siglo XX, Eduardo Luis Rodriguez (Blume, 2001) ISBN 978-84-89396-17-3 (Spanish)
  • Anuario Social de La Habana 1939, Julio de Cespedes & Miguel Baguer, editors (Havana, Cuba: Luz-Hilo, S.A., 1939) (Spanish)
  • Directorio Social de la Habana 1948, Maria R. de Fontanills & Eduardo Fontanills, Jr., editors (Havana, Cuba: P. Fernandez y Cia., S. en C., 1948) (Spanish)
  • Libro de Oro de la Sociedad Habanera 1949, Joaquin de Posada, Eduardo Cidre & Pablo Alvarez de Canas, editors (Havana, Cuba: Editorial Lex, 1949) (Spanish)
  • Libro de Oro de la Sociedad Habanera 1950, Joaquin de Posada, Eduardo Cidre & Pablo Alvarez de Canas, editors (Havana, Cuba: Editorial Lex, 1950) (Spanish)
  • Libro de Oro de la Sociedad Habanera 1953, Joaquin de Posada & Pablo Alvarez de Canas, editors (Havana, Cuba: Editorial Lex, 1953) (Spanish)
  • Registro Social de la Habana 1955, Julio de Cespedes, editor (Havana, Cuba: Molina y Cia., S.A., 1955) (Spanish)
  • Registro Social de la Habana 1958, Julio de Cespedes, editor (Havana, Cuba: Molina y Cia., S.A., 1958) (Spanish)
  • Havana, Disdricts of light, Juan Luis Morales and Xavier Galmiche, editor (Paris, France: Vilo International, 2001) ISBN 2-84576-014-0