National Register of Historic Places listings in central Puerto Rico

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National Register entries listed below are found in the highlighted 24 municipalities of Puerto Rico.

This portion of National Register of Historic Places listings in Puerto Rico is along the central mountain region, from Las Marías and Maricao in the central-west to Juncos in the central-east, including the slopes of the Cordillera.

See also:

Names of places given are as 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.

This National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted March 24, 2017.[1]

Adjuntas[edit]

[2] Name on the Register Image Date listed[3] Location Barrio Description
1 Las Cabañas Bridge Upload image
July 19, 1995
(#95000838)
Highway 135, km 82.4, spanning Río de las Vacas
18°10′47″N 66°44′11″W / 18.179664°N 66.736422°W / 18.179664; -66.736422 (Las Cabañas Bridge)
Capáez and Juan González[a] This 1919 bridge, intended to provide access to a key coffee-producing region, was financed by nearby plantations through public subscription. Designer Rafael Nones and builder Félix Benítez Rexach used a unique combination of steel and concrete technologies to produce a girder design unlike any other on the island.[4]
2 Quinta Vendrell Upload image
February 9, 2006
(#06000028)
Junction of Highway 143 and Highway 123
18°08′50″N 66°41′24″W / 18.147181°N 66.690033°W / 18.147181; -66.690033 (Quinta Vendrell)
Portugués
3 Washington Irving Graded School Upload image
May 26, 2015
(#15000274)
Junction of Rodulfo González and Martínez de Andino Streets
18°09′42″N 66°43′20″W / 18.161583°N 66.722090°W / 18.161583; -66.722090 (Washington Irving Graded School)
Adjuntas Pueblo

Aguas Buenas[edit]

[2] Name on the Register Image Date listed[3] Location Barrio Description
1 Parque de Bombas Maximiliano Merced Upload image
November 14, 2012
(#12000934)
42 Muñoz Rivera Street
18°15′24″N 66°06′18″W / 18.256628°N 66.104918°W / 18.256628; -66.104918 (Parque de Bombas Maximiliano Merced)
Aguas Buenas Pueblo

Aibonito[edit]

[2] Name on the Register Image Date listed[3] Location Barrio Description
1 Church San José of Aibonito
Church San José of Aibonito
December 10, 1984
(#84000451)
Emeterio Betances Street
18°08′20″N 66°15′59″W / 18.138860°N 66.266358°W / 18.138860; -66.266358 (Church San José of Aibonito)
Aibonito Pueblo
2 Villa Julita Upload image
December 19, 1996
(#86003491)
401 San José Avenue
18°08′30″N 66°15′27″W / 18.141744°N 66.257393°W / 18.141744; -66.257393 (Villa Julita)
Aibonito Pueblo

Barranquitas[edit]

[2] Name on the Register Image Date listed[3] Location Barrio Description
1 Casa Natal de Luis Muñoz Rivera
Casa Natal de Luis Muñoz Rivera
September 4, 1984
(#84003139)
Muñoz Rivera and Manuel Torres Streets
18°11′11″N 66°18′25″W / 18.186265°N 66.307017°W / 18.186265; -66.307017 (Casa Natal de Luis Muñoz Rivera)
Barranquitas Pueblo Birthplace of Luis Muñoz Rivera, also known as Museo-Biblioteca Muñoz Rivera
2 Palo Hincado Site Upload image
September 2, 1999
(#99001021)
Address restricted[9]
Address restricted[9] Ball Courts/Plaza Sites of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands MPS

Caguas[edit]

[2] Name on the Register Image Date listed[3] Location Barrio Description
1 Aguayo Aldea Vocational High School Upload image
September 4, 1987
(#87001311)
Junction of San Juan and Principal Streets
18°13′56″N 66°01′49″W / 18.232275°N 66.030293°W / 18.232275; -66.030293 (Aguayo Aldea Vocational High School)
Caguas Pueblo An Art Deco school from 1939
2 Alcaldía de Caguas Upload image
March 22, 1989
(#88001307)
42 Muñoz Rivera Street
18°14′05″N 66°02′09″W / 18.234807°N 66.035936°W / 18.234807; -66.035936 (Alcaldía de Caguas)
Caguas Pueblo Built in 1856
3 Gautier Benítez High School
Gautier Benítez High School
June 15, 1988
(#88000657)
Gautier Benítez Avenue and Cristóbal Colón Boulevard
18°13′40″N 66°02′10″W / 18.227854°N 66.036245°W / 18.227854; -66.036245 (Gautier Benítez High School)
Caguas Pueblo Built in 1924
4 Logia Unión y Amparo No. 44 Upload image
June 15, 1988
(#88000661)
39 Acosta Street
18°14′02″N 66°02′01″W / 18.233905°N 66.033536°W / 18.233905; -66.033536 (Logia Unión y Amparo No. 44)
Caguas Pueblo Designed by Antonin Nechodoma
5 Primera Iglesia Bautista de Caguas Upload image
September 24, 2008
(#08000949)
Corner of Ruiz Belvis and Intendente Ramírez Streets
18°14′05″N 66°02′01″W / 18.234635°N 66.033709°W / 18.234635; -66.033709 (Primera Iglesia Bautista de Caguas)
Caguas Pueblo Built in 1909
6 Puente No. 6 Upload image
May 28, 2009
(#09000361)
Highway 798, km 1.0
18°17′43″N 66°03′26″W / 18.295339°N 66.057166°W / 18.295339; -66.057166 (Puente No. 6)
Río Cañas

Cayey[edit]

[2] Name on the Register Image Date listed[3] Location Barrio Description
1 Arenas Bridge
Arenas Bridge
July 19, 1995
(#95000843)
Highway 735, km 1.3, spanning Río de la Plata
18°08′04″N 66°08′17″W / 18.134325°N 66.138119°W / 18.134325; -66.138119 (Arenas Bridge)
Monte Llano and Arenas[b] A metal truss bridge from 1894, also known as "Puente Río La Plata"
2 Church Nuestra Señora de la Asunción of Cayey
Church Nuestra Señora de la Asunción of Cayey
December 10, 1984
(#84000454)
Muñoz Rivera Street, Town Plaza
18°06′46″N 66°09′56″W / 18.112740°N 66.165660°W / 18.112740; -66.165660 (Church Nuestra Señora de la Asunción of Cayey)
Cayey Pueblo Spanish Colonial style church from 1815, designed by José Canovas
3 La Liendre Bridge Upload image
July 19, 1995
(#95000844)
Highway 735, km 0.7, spanning Quebrada Beatriz
18°08′05″N 66°07′54″W / 18.134651°N 66.131666°W / 18.134651; -66.131666 (La Liendre Bridge)
Vegas and Arenas[c] An iron lattice lateral girder bridge from 1877
4 Río Matón Bridge Upload image
July 19, 1995
(#95000841)
Highway 14, km 63.2, spanning Río Matón
18°08′23″N 66°12′39″W / 18.139722°N 66.210833°W / 18.139722; -66.210833 (Río Matón Bridge)
Matón Abajo A lateral solid web girder bridge from 1886
5 Juana Rodríguez Morales House Upload image
April 6, 2005
(#05000257)
7 Nuñez Romeu Street
18°06′48″N 66°09′58″W / 18.113195°N 66.166203°W / 18.113195; -66.166203 (Juana Rodríguez Morales House)
Cayey Pueblo Spanish Creole townhouse from 1850

Ciales[edit]

[2] Name on the Register Image Date listed[3] Location Barrio Description
1 Manatí Bridge at Mata de Plátano Upload image
July 19, 1995
(#95000847)
Highway 6685, km 9.7, spanning Río Grande de Manatí
18°21′32″N 66°28′45″W / 18.359008°N 66.479162°W / 18.359008; -66.479162 (Manatí Bridge at Mata de Plátano)
Hato Viejo

Cidra[edit]

[2] Name on the Register Image Date listed[3] Location Barrio Description
1 Arenas Bridge
Arenas Bridge
July 19, 1995
(#95000843)
Highway 735, km 1.3, spanning Río de la Plata
18°08′04″N 66°08′17″W / 18.134325°N 66.138119°W / 18.134325; -66.138119 (Arenas Bridge)
Arenas and Monte Llano[b] A metal truss bridge from 1894, also known as "Puente Río La Plata"
2 La Bolero Upload image
August 28, 2012
(#12000584)
Highway 173, km 0.5
18°10′50″N 66°09′41″W / 18.180492°N 66.161373°W / 18.180492; -66.161373 (La Bolero)
Ceiba Early Prototypes for Manufacturing Plants in Puerto Rico, 1948-1958 Multiple Property Submission (MPS)
3 La Liendre Bridge Upload image
July 19, 1995
(#95000844)
Highway 735, km 0.7, spanning Quebrada Beatriz
18°08′05″N 66°07′54″W / 18.134651°N 66.131666°W / 18.134651; -66.131666 (La Liendre Bridge)
Arenas and Vegas[c] An iron lattice lateral girder bridge from 1877

Coamo[edit]

[2] Name on the Register Image Date listed[3] Location Barrio Description
1 Casa Blanca
Casa Blanca
April 28, 1992
(#92000379)
17 José I. Quintón Street
18°04′48″N 66°21′22″W / 18.080081°N 66.356028°W / 18.080081; -66.356028 (Casa Blanca)
Coamo Pueblo Spanish Creole architecture from 1865
2 Church San Blas de Illescas of Coamo
Church San Blas de Illescas of Coamo
December 10, 1984
(#84000463)
Mario Braschi Street
18°04′51″N 66°21′22″W / 18.080702°N 66.356228°W / 18.080702; -66.356228 (Church San Blas de Illescas of Coamo)
Coamo Pueblo Latin American Baroque architecture of a church from 1661
3 General Méndez Vigo Bridge
General Méndez Vigo Bridge
July 19, 1995
(#95000839)
Highway 14, km 30.4, spanning Río Las Minas
18°03′50″N 66°22′27″W / 18.063764°N 66.374154°W / 18.063764; -66.374154 (General Méndez Vigo Bridge)
San Ildefonso Brick barrel vault bridge from 1898, by US Corps of Engineers, also known as Puente Rio las Minas
4 Hermitage Church of Nuestra Señora de Valvanera of Coamo Upload image
March 31, 1986
(#86000700)
Junction of José I. Quintón and Carrión Maduro Streets
18°04′46″N 66°21′33″W / 18.079333°N 66.359067°W / 18.079333; -66.359067 (Hermitage Church of Nuestra Señora de Valvanera of Coamo)
Coamo Pueblo Church from 1685
5 Padre Iñigo Bridge Upload image
July 19, 1995
(#95000840)
Highway 14, km 34.2, spanning Río Coamo
18°04′53″N 66°21′15″W / 18.081372°N 66.354075°W / 18.081372; -66.354075 (Padre Iñigo Bridge)
Coamo Pueblo and Palmarejo Lattice girder bridge from 1879
6 Picó Pomar Residence Upload image
July 12, 1988
(#88000961)
Junction of José I. Quintón and Mario Braschi Streets
18°04′49″N 66°21′25″W / 18.080239°N 66.356947°W / 18.080239; -66.356947 (Picó Pomar Residence)
Coamo Pueblo Spanish Neoclassical building from 1840, also known as Coamo Historic Museum
7 Puente de las Calabazas Upload image
February 17, 2009
(#09000042)
Highway 14, km 39.3, spanning Río Cuyón
18°05′17″N 66°18′48″W / 18.088076°N 66.313350°W / 18.088076; -66.313350 (Puente de las Calabazas)
Cuyón Lattice girder bridge from 1882

Comerío[edit]

[2] Name on the Register Image Date listed[3] Location Barrio Description
1 Cueva La Mora Upload image
March 10, 1983
(#83002292)
Address restricted[9]
Address restricted[9]
2 Río Hondo Bridge
Río Hondo Bridge
July 19, 1995
(#95000842)
Highway 156, km 26.9, spanning Río Hondo
18°12′31″N 66°14′35″W / 18.208715°N 66.243044°W / 18.208715; -66.243044 (Río Hondo Bridge)
Río Hondo Originally installed in 1881 over the Río de la Plata, this span survived an 1899 hurricane, then was moved and re-installed on new abutments in 1908. As of 1995, it was the oldest bridge truss in Puerto Rico, employing a double pony truss design and unique open-web transverse joists.[10] It was removed in 2001.[11]

Corozal[edit]

[2] Name on the Register Image Date listed[3] Location Barrio Description
1 Mavilla Bridge Upload image
July 19, 1995
(#95000848)
Highway 159, km 17.7, spanning Río Mavilla
18°21′07″N 66°17′50″W / 18.352003°N 66.297263°W / 18.352003; -66.297263 (Mavilla Bridge)
Palmarejo and Abras

Gurabo[edit]

[2] Name on the Register Image Date listed[3] Location Barrio Description
1 Church San José of Gurabo Upload image
September 18, 1984
(#84003142)
Santiago and Eugenio Sánches López Streets
18°15′18″N 65°58′21″W / 18.254946°N 65.972433°W / 18.254946; -65.972433 (Church San José of Gurabo)
Gurabo Pueblo Church from 1821

Jayuya[edit]

[2] Name on the Register Image Date listed[3] Location Barrio Description
1 La Piedra Escrita
La Piedra Escrita
January 15, 2003
(#02001720)
Highway 144, km 8[12]
18°13′02″N 66°34′23″W / 18.217134°N 66.573090°W / 18.217134; -66.573090 (La Piedra Escrita)
Coabey Prehistoric rock art site

Juncos[edit]

[2] Name on the Register Image Date listed[3] Location Barrio Description
1 José Miguel Gallardo School Upload image
November 14, 2012
(#12000937)
Junction of Paseo Escuté and Algarín Street
18°13′41″N 65°55′27″W / 18.228022°N 65.924278°W / 18.228022; -65.924278 (José Miguel Gallardo School)
Juncos Pueblo

Lares[edit]

[2] Name on the Register Image Date listed[3] Location Barrio Description
1 Callejones Site Upload image
September 2, 1999
(#99001022)
Address restricted[9]
Address restricted[9] An archaeological site
2 Hacienda Los Torres
Hacienda Los Torres
September 28, 2006
(#06000896)
Junction of Highways 111 and 129
18°17′48″N 66°52′16″W / 18.296780°N 66.871057°W / 18.296780; -66.871057 (Hacienda Los Torres)
Lares Mission/Spanish Revival building from 1846

Las Marías[edit]

[2] Name on the Register Image Date listed[3] Location Barrio Description
1 Eugenio María de Hostos School Upload image
December 19, 2012
(#12001077)
Matías Brugman Avenue
18°15′00″N 66°59′23″W / 18.249931°N 66.989842°W / 18.249931; -66.989842 (Eugenio María de Hostos School)
Las Marías Pueblo

Maricao[edit]

[2] Name on the Register Image Date listed[3] Location Barrio Description
1 Church San Juan Bautista of Maricao Upload image
September 18, 1984
(#84003125)
Baldorioty Street, Town Plaza
18°10′51″N 66°58′46″W / 18.180868°N 66.979395°W / 18.180868; -66.979395 (Church San Juan Bautista of Maricao)
Maricao Pueblo Gothic church built in 1890
2 Del Treinta Bridge Upload image
July 19, 1995
(#95000846)
Highway 128, km 32.7
18°10′00″N 66°51′48″W / 18.166660°N 66.863449°W / 18.166660; -66.863449 (Del Treinta Bridge)
Indiera Alta A rolled steel beam bridge from 1924, designed by Enrique Ortega
3 Vivero de Peces de Maricao Upload image
February 21, 2017
(#100000667)
Highway 410, km 1.7
18°10′14″N 66°59′14″W / 18.170432°N 66.987089°W / 18.170432; -66.987089 (Vivero de Peces de Maricao)
Maricao Afuera

Morovis[edit]

[2] Name on the Register Image Date listed[3] Location Barrio Description
1 José Fontán School Upload image
August 28, 2012
(#12000582)
Junction of Del Carmen Street and Principal Street final
18°19′34″N 66°24′32″W / 18.326079°N 66.408958°W / 18.326079; -66.408958 (José Fontán School)
Morovis Pueblo part of the Early Twentieth Century Schools in Puerto Rico Thematic Resource (TR)

Naranjito[edit]

[2] Name on the Register Image Date listed[3] Location Barrio Description
1 Escuela Guillermo Estéves Upload image
December 19, 2012
(#12001078)
Junction of Georgetti and Achiote Streets
18°18′05″N 66°14′55″W / 18.30138°N 66.24857°W / 18.30138; -66.24857 (Escuela Guillermo Estéves)
Naranjito Pueblo
2 Plata Bridge Upload image
July 19, 1995
(#95000849)
Highway 167, km 0.9
18°18′14″N 66°12′40″W / 18.303840°N 66.211220°W / 18.303840; -66.211220 (Plata Bridge)
Nuevo and Dajaos[d] A Parker truss bridge

Orocovis[edit]

[2] Name on the Register Image Date listed[3] Location Barrio Description
1 Cueva La Espiral Upload image
September 20, 2011
(#11000673)
Address restricted[9]
Bauta Abajo[13] Prehistoric Rock Art of Puerto Rico MPS

San Lorenzo[edit]

[2] Name on the Register Image Date listed[3] Location Barrio Description
1 Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes de San Miguel de Hato Grande
Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes de San Miguel de Hato Grande
December 8, 1983
(#83004194)
Colón Street, at Town Plaza
18°11′25″N 65°57′39″W / 18.190415°N 65.960839°W / 18.190415; -65.960839 (Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes de San Miguel de Hato Grande)
San Lorenzo Pueblo Also known as Las Mercedes, this Classical Revival style building was built in 1737
2 Residencia Machín–Ramos Upload image
May 5, 1989
(#88001180)
Eugenio Sánchez López Street
18°11′27″N 65°57′40″W / 18.190953°N 65.961184°W / 18.190953; -65.961184 (Residencia Machín–Ramos)
San Lorenzo Pueblo Spanish Colonial building from 1883

Trujillo Alto[edit]

[2] Name on the Register Image Date listed[3] Location Barrio Description
1 Puente de Trujillo Alto
Puente de Trujillo Alto
January 28, 2010
(#09001289)
Highway 181, km 5.6
18°21′27″N 66°00′13″W / 18.357480°N 66.003673°W / 18.357480; -66.003673 (Puente de Trujillo Alto)
Cuevas and Dos Bocas Steel platform bridge over the Río Grande de Loíza; built in 1939

Utuado[edit]

[2] Name on the Register Image Date listed[3] Location Barrio Description
1 Bateyes de Viví Upload image
June 21, 2007
(#07000584)
Address restricted[9]
Viví Arriba[14] Ball Court/Plaza Sites of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands MPS
2 Blanco Bridge
Blanco Bridge
July 19, 1995
(#95000837)
Highway 10, km 48.1, spanning the Pellejas River
18°13′48″N 66°43′02″W / 18.229996°N 66.717128°W / 18.229996; -66.717128 (Blanco Bridge)
Arenas Historic Bridges of Puerto Rico MPS
3 Caguana Ceremonial Ball Courts Site
Caguana Ceremonial Ball Courts Site
December 17, 1992
(#92001671)
Highway 111, km 12.3
18°17′42″N 66°46′52″W / 18.294870°N 66.780974°W / 18.294870; -66.780974 (Caguana Ceremonial Ball Courts Site)
Caguana
4 Church San Miguel Arcángel of Utuado
Church San Miguel Arcángel of Utuado
December 10, 1984
(#84000447)
Dr. Barbosa Street, Town Plaza
18°15′55″N 66°41′58″W / 18.265369°N 66.699340°W / 18.265369; -66.699340 (Church San Miguel Arcángel of Utuado)
Utuado Pueblo Historic Churches of Puerto Rico TR

Villalba[edit]

[2] Name on the Register Image Date listed[3] Location Barrio Description
1 Walter McK. Jones School Upload image
January 29, 2013
(#12001249)
28 Luis Muñoz Rivera Street
18°07′47″N 66°29′31″W / 18.129715°N 66.491963°W / 18.129715; -66.491963 (Walter McK. Jones School)
Villalba Pueblo

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Several prose sources place the Las Cabañas Bridge in Barrios Capáez and Garzas,[4][5][6] while other, map-based sources show it to be in Barrios Capáez and Juan González.[7][8]
  2. ^ a b The Arenas Bridge spans the boundary between Cayey (Barrio Monte Llano) and Cidra (Barrio Arenas) municipalities.
  3. ^ a b The La Liendre Bridge spans the boundary between Cayey (Barrio Vegas) and Cidra (Barrio Arenas) municipalities.
  4. ^ The Plata Bridge spans the boundary between Naranjito (Barrio Nuevo) and Bayamón (Barrio Dajaos) municipalities.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register of Historic Places: Weekly List Actions". National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved on March 24, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x Numbers represent an ordering by significant words. Various colorings, defined here, differentiate National Historic Landmarks and historic districts from other NRHP buildings, structures, sites or objects.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x The eight-digit number below each date is the number assigned to each location in the National Register Information System database, which can be viewed by clicking the number.
  4. ^ a b Pumarada O'Neill, Luis (July 31, 1994), National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Las Cabañas Bridge (PDF), retrieved February 22, 2016 .
  5. ^ Departamento de Transportación y Obras Públicas (n.d.), Nuestros Puentes Históricos: Puentes de Otros Tipos [Our Historic Bridges: Bridges of Other Types] (in Spanish), Archived from the original on April 27, 2010, retrieved February 24, 2016  .
  6. ^ Oficina Estatal de Conservación Histórica (April 1, 2014), Puente de Las Cabañas (PDF) (summary sheet), retrieved February 24, 2016 .
  7. ^ Oficina Estatal de Conservación Histórica (n.d.), Puerto Rico: Registro Nacional de Lugares Históricos [Puerto Rico: National Register of Historic Places] (online GIS), retrieved February 24, 2016 .
  8. ^ Junta de Planificación (March 2009), Limites legales: Barrios [Legal boundaries: Barrios] (KML), retrieved February 24, 2016 .
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h Federal and state laws and practices restrict general public access to information regarding the specific location of sensitive archaeological sites in many instances. The main reasons for such restrictions include the potential for looting, vandalism, or trampling. See: Knoerl, John; Miller, Diane; Shrimpton, Rebecca H. (1990), Guidelines for Restricting Information about Historic and Prehistoric Resources, National Register Bulletin (29), National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, OCLC 20706997 .
  10. ^ Pumarada O'Neill, Luis (July 31, 1994), National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Río Hondo Bridge (PDF), retrieved December 21, 2015 .
  11. ^ "Puente Río Hondo", Bridgehunter.com, archived from the original on September 5, 2015, retrieved December 21, 2015 .
  12. ^ "Discover Petroglyphs on Piedra Escrita in Jayuya", Puerto Rico Day Trips, March 1, 2015, archived from the original on September 7, 2015, retrieved January 24, 2016 .
  13. ^ Bonini Lamadrid, Miguel A. (May 16, 2011), National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Cueva La Espiral (redacted PDF), retrieved December 23, 2015 .
  14. ^ Oliver, José R.; Rivera Fontán, Juan (September 30, 2006), National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Bateyes de Viví (redacted PDF), retrieved December 23, 2015 .

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