Paseo Víctor Rojas

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Paseo Víctor Rojas
Paseo las Damas in2 - Arecibo Puerto Rico.jpg
The paseo in 2017
Locator map
Locator map
Location of Arecibo and Paseo Victor Rojas in Puerto Rico
Location Calle Gonzalo Marín at Avenida De Diego, Arecibo, Puerto Rico
Coordinates 18°28′22″N 66°42′42″W / 18.472718°N 66.711762°W / 18.472718; -66.711762Coordinates: 18°28′22″N 66°42′42″W / 18.472718°N 66.711762°W / 18.472718; -66.711762
Built 1881
NRHP Reference # 86003188[1]
Added to NRHP November 19, 1986

Paseo Víctor Rojas, also known as El Fuerte or Paseo de Damas (Ladies' Promenade), in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, was built in 1881. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.[1]

It is a rectangular promenade that was built over the ruins of San Miguel Fort, in part using stone from the ruins.[2]

The original paseo was damaged in the Hurricane of San Ciriaco in 1899.[2]

It is unique as a place constructed for the "Isabellan", i.e. equivalent to "Victorian" pastime of promenading. It acquired the name "Victor Rojas" for the location of a memorial to this person, a fisherman, who undertook rescues starting from near this location, to save persons from boats foundering.[2]

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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. ^ a b c Felix Julian del Campo Blanco and Hector Santiago (August 26, 1986). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Paseo Víctor Rojas / El Fuerte, Paseo de Damas" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved December 22, 2016.  with four photos from 1985