Luis de Quixano y Font

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Luis de Quixano y Font
63rd Mayor of Ponce, Puerto Rico
In office
11 July 1863 – 23 June 1865
Preceded byHilarión Pérez Guerra
Succeeded byFrancisco Olazarra
Personal details
ProfessionMilitary

Luis de Quixano y Font was Mayor of Ponce, Puerto Rico, from 11 July 1863 to 23 June 1865.

Luis de Quixano y Font is best known for having built the now historic 65-kiosk Plaza del Mercado de Ponce in 1863.[1] Occupying a full city block, this farmers' market was modeled after the Paris farmers' market.[2] Luis de Quixano is also credited with setting up the first lighting of the city, when he ordered the installation of 16 oil-based lampposts around Plaza Las Delicias in 1864.[3] Also during his administration, in 1863, Plaza del Mercado de Ponce was inaugurated.[4] Upon leaving his mayoral duties in Ponce on 23 June 1865, Quixano y Font became mayor of San German.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Archivo Municipal de Ponce. El Archivo Histórico Municipal del Municipio Autónomo de Ponce, Puerto Rico: Antecedentes Históricos. Universidad Interamericana, Recinto de Ponce. Accessed 12 February 2018.
  2. ^ After Paris
  3. ^ Neysa Rodriguez Deynes, Rafael J. Torres Torres, and Carlos Aneiro Perez. Brevario Sobre la Historia de Ponce y sus Principales Lugares de Interes. Published by Secretaría de Cultura y Turismo of the Government of the Autonomous Municipality of Ponce. Ponce, Puerto Rico. 1st edition. 1991. p. 105.
  4. ^ Socorro Girón. Ponce, el teatro La Perla, y la campana de la Almudaina: Historia de Ponce desde sus comienzos hasta la segunda decada del siglo XX. Page 105. Ponce, Puerto Rico: Gobierno Municipal de Ponce. 1992. Impreso por Editora Corripio, C. por A. Santo Domingo, Republica Dominicana. LOC Catalog Number: 85-90989. Registration Number: TX-1-977-212.
  5. ^ Socorro Girón. Ponce, el teatro La Perla, y la campana de la Almudaina: Historia de Ponce desde sus comienzos hasta la segunda decada del siglo XX. Page 103. Ponce, Puerto Rico: Gobierno Municipal de Ponce. 1992. Impreso por Editora Corripio, C. por A. Santo Domingo, Republica Dominicana.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Hilarión Pérez Guerra
Mayor of Ponce, Puerto Rico
11 July 1863 -23 June 1865
Succeeded by
Francisco Olazarra