Salvador de Vives

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Salvador de Vives Rodó
32nd Mayor of Ponce, Puerto Rico
In office
1 January 1840 – 5 January 1842[1]
Preceded byJuan de Dios Conde
Succeeded byJosé Ortíz de la Renta
37th Mayor of Ponce, Puerto Rico
In office
1844 – 24 November 1845[2]
Preceded byBonifacio Martinez de Banos
Succeeded byAntonio Corro
Personal details
Born1784
Vilobí d'Onyar, Girona,[a] Catalonia[3]
Died24 November 1845
Ponce, Puerto Rico
Spouse(s)Isabel Diaz[4]
ChildrenCarlos
ProfessionHacendado

Salvador de Vives Rodó (1784 – 24 November 1845[5]) was a Puerto Rican hacendado and Mayor of Ponce, Puerto Rico, from 1 January 1840 to 5 January 1842[6][7] and then again from 1 January 1844 to 24 November 1845. His son, Carlos Vives, was a member of the Ponce Municipal Assembly.[8]

Background[edit]

Vives Rodó was the son of Quirse Vives and Ana Maria Rodó.[9] He was a wealthy coffee plantation owner who established the now historic Hacienda Buena Vista.[10]

First mayoral term (1840)[edit]

In 1840, Vives 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).[11] Also, under Vives' administration as mayor, the Ponce City Hall was built in 1842. De Vives trusted the design of City Hall to prominent architect Francisco Gil Capó.[12] The trees in Plaza Las Delicias are due to De Vives' direction.[13]

Second mayoral term (1844)[edit]

Vives also led the city as mayor from 1 January 1844 until his death on 24 November 1845.[14]

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."[15]

See also[edit]

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. ^ Eduardo Neumann Gandia. "Verdadera y Auténtica Historia de la Ciudad de Ponce." 1913. San Juan, Puerto Rico: Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña. pp.275-280.
  2. ^ Socorro Girón. Ponce, el teatro La Perla y La Campana de la Almudaina. Ponce Municipal Government. 1992. page 31.
  3. ^ Teresa Abelló i Güell (1 January 1998). La resposta catalana a la crisi i la pèrdua colonial de 1898. Generalitat de Catalunya.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ Socorro Giron. Ponce, el teatro La Perla y La Campana de la Almudaina. Ponce Municipal Government. 1992. page 31.
  6. ^ Eduardo Neumann Gandia. "Verdadera y Auténtica Historia de la Ciudad de Ponce." 1913. San Juan, Puerto Rico: Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña. pp.275-280.
  7. ^ See also, Socorro Giron. Ponce, el teatro La Perla y La Campana de la Almudaina. Ponce Municipal Government. 1992. p.26.
  8. ^ Guillermo Baralt. Buena Vista: Life and work in a Puerto Rican hacienda. 1999. University of North Carolina Press. p. 5.
  9. ^ Buena Vista: life and work on a Puerto Rican hacienda, 1833-1904. Guillermo A. Baralt. 1999. University of North Carolina Press. Page 150. Retrieved 22 February 2010.
  10. ^ Buena Vista: Life and Work on a Puerto Rican Hacienda, 1833-1904. Guillermo A. Baralt.
  11. ^ Neysa Rodriguez Deynes, Rafael J. Torres Torres, and Carlos Aneiro Perez. Brevario Sobre la Historia de Ponce y sus Principales Lugares de Interés. Ponce, Puerto Rico: Secretaría de Cultura y Turismo of the Government of the Autonomous Municipality of Ponce. 1st edition. 1991. p. 105.
  12. ^ Casa Alcaldia
  13. ^ Buena Vista: life and work on a Puerto Rican hacienda, 1833-1904. Guillermo A. Baralt. Page 12.
  14. ^ Socorro Girón. Ponce, el teatro La Perla y La Campana de la Almudaina. Ponce Municipal Government. 1992. page 31.
  15. ^ Buena Vista: life and work on a Puerto Rican hacienda, 1833-1904. Page 81. Guillermo A. Baralt. Fideicomiso de Conservación de Puerto Rico. 1988. Retrieved 13 July 2011.
Political offices
Preceded by
Juan de Dios Conde
Mayor of Ponce, Puerto Rico
1 January 1840 - 5 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