Salvador de Vives

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Salvador de Vives Rodó
32nd Mayor of Ponce, Puerto Rico
In office
1 January 1840 – 1 January 1842
Preceded byJuan de Dios Conde
Succeeded byJosé Ortíz de la Renta
37th Mayor of Ponce, Puerto Rico
In office
1844 – 24 November 1845
Preceded byBonifacio Martinez de Banos
Succeeded byAntonio Corro
Personal details
Born1784
Vilobí d'Onyar,[a] Catalonia[1]
Died24 November 1845
Ponce, Puerto Rico
Spouse(s)Isabel Diaz[2]
ProfessionPolitician

Salvador de Vives Rodó (1784 – 24 November 1845[3]) was a Puerto Rican politician and Mayor of Ponce, Puerto Rico from 1 January 1840 to 1 January 1842[4] and then again from 1844 to 1845. He was the son of Quirse Vives and Ana Maria Rodo.[5] He was a wealthy coffee plantation owner who established the now historic Hacienda Buena Vista.[6] Under de Vives' administration as mayor, the now historic Ponce City Hall was built. De Vives trusted the design of City Hall to prominent architect Francisco Gil Capó.[7] The trees in Plaza Las Delicias are due to De Vives' direction.[8] He also named the two central plazas in downtown Ponce "Plaza Las Delicias"; up to that point the two plazas were called Plaza Mayor (which came to be known as Plaza Degetau) and Paseo de la Alameda (which was later renamed Plaza Munoz Rivera). [9]

Legacy[edit]

One of Ponce's main thoroughfares (Calle Vives) is named after him. "The street was named by proclamation of the city council in 1863."[10]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Socorro Giron states his tomb in Ponce has an inscription stating he was born in Gerona, Catalonia (Socorro Giron. Ponce, el teatro La Perla y La Campana de la Almudaina. Ponce Municipal Government. 1992. p.31.)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Teresa Abelló i Güell (1 January 1998). La resposta catalana a la crisi i la pèrdua colonial de 1898. Generalitat de Catalunya.
  2. ^ Buena Vista: life and work on a Puerto Rican hacienda, 1833-1904. Guillermo A. Baralt. 1999. University of North Carolina Press. Page 7. Retrieved 3 December 2012
  3. ^ Socorro Giron. Ponce, el teatro La Perla y La Campana de la Almudaina. Ponce Municipal Government. 1992. page 31.
  4. ^ Socorro Giron. Ponce, el teatro La Perla y La Campana de la Almudaina. Ponce Municipal Government. 1992. p.26.
  5. ^ Buena Vista: life and work on a Puerto Rican hacienda, 1833-1904. By Guillermo A. Baralt. 1999. University of North Carolina Press. Page 150. Retrieved February 22, 2010.
  6. ^ Buena Vista: Life and Work on a Puerto Rican Hacienda, 1833-1904 By Guillermo A. Baralt
  7. ^ Casa Alcaldia
  8. ^ Buena Vista: life and work on a Puerto Rican hacienda, 1833-1904 By Guillermo A. Baralt. Page 12.
  9. ^ 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.
  10. ^ Buena Vista: life and work on a Puerto Rican hacienda, 1833-1904. Page 81. Guillermo A. Baralt. Fideicomisio de Conservacion de Puerto Rico. 1988. Retrieved 13 July 2011.

See also[edit]

Political offices
Preceded by
Juan de Dios Conde
Mayor of Ponce, Puerto Rico
1 January 1840 - 1 January 1842
Succeeded by
José Ortíz de la Renta
Preceded by
José Ortíz de la Renta
Mayor of Ponce, Puerto Rico
1844 - 24 November 1845
Succeeded by
Antonio Corro