Segundo, Ponce, Puerto Rico
A street in Barrio Segundo at dusk, in the Ponce Historic Zone
Location of barrio Segundo within the municipality of Ponce shown in red
|• Total||0.65 sq mi (1.7 km2)|
|• Land||0.65 sq mi (1.7 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|• Density||17,417/sq mi (6,725/km2)|
|Source: 2000 Census|
Segundo (Barrio Segundo) is one of the 31 barrios of the municipality of Ponce, Puerto Rico. Along with Primero, Tercero, Cuarto, Quinto, and Sexto, Segundo is one the municipality's six core urban barrios. It was organized in 1878. Barrio Segundo has 3 subbarrios: Baldority de Castro (or just "Baldorioty"), Clausells,[a] and Reparada.
Segundo is an urban barrio located in the southern section of the municipality, within the Ponce city limits, and northwest of the traditional center of the city, Plaza Las Delicias.
Barrio Segundo is bounded on the North by Cinco Street, Pico Dulce Street, and Paseo de la Cruceta, on the South by Villa Street, on the West by Global Street, and on the East by Atocha, Plaza Munoz Rivera, and Plaza Degetau Streets.
In terms of barrio-to-barrio boundaries, Segundo is bounded in the North by Portugués Urbano, in the South by Primero and Canas Urbano, in the West by Canas Urbano, and in the East by Sexto, Quinto, and Tercero.
The communities of Clausells, Ferran, and Tamarindo are located in Segundo.
Features and demographics
Segundo has 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2) of land area and no water area. In 2000, the population of Segundo was 11,321. In 2010, the population density in Segundo was 17,546 persons per square mile.
The NRHP-listed Parque de Bombas, Nuestra Señora de la Guadalupe Cathedral, Armstrong-Poventud Residence, Casa Wiechers-Villaronga (Architecture Museum), Panteón Nacional Román Baldorioty de Castro, Albergue Caritativo Tricoche, Casa Miguel C. Godreau, and Subira House are all located in Barrio Segundo.
International food restaurants at the Ponce Plaza Hotel & Casino
Restaurant signs at the Ponce Plaza Hotel & Casino
Historic firemen homes on Calle 25 de Enero
Fountain at Plaza Las Delicias
Monument to the 1899 fire heroes at Plaza Las Delicias
Porta Caribe tourist welcome center on Calle Villa
1882 Museo Parque de Bombas at Plaza Las Delicias
Lions Fountain at Plaza Las Delicias
- Barrios de Ponce. Antepasados Esclavos.(From: Pedro Tomás de Córdoba. Memorias geográficas, históricas, económicas y estadísticas de la Isla de Puerto Rico.) Retrieved 28 November 2014.
- Puerto Rico:2010:population and housing unit counts.pdf 2010. U.S. Dept. of Commerce. Economics and Statistics Administration. U.S. Census Bureau. Page 74. Accessed 12 February 2019.
- General Purpose Population Data, Census 2000. Unidad de Sistemas de Información Geográfica, Área de Tecnología de Información Gubernamental, Oficina de Gerencia y Presupuesto. Gobierno de Puerto Rico. Archived 12 August 2010 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved February 17, 2010.
- City Melt Retrieved, February 17, 2010.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Segundo Barrio
- According to Eduardo Questell Rodriguez, Pedro Clausells (ca. 1840 - ca. 1910) was a land surveyor from Ponce (See Eduardo Questell Rodriguez, Historia de la Comunidad Bélgica de Ponce, a partir de la Hacienda Muñiz y Otros datos. Ponce, Puerto Rico: Editores Mariana. 2018. pages 59-60.) He may have been a member of the family that owned Finca Clausells located in the subbarrio by that name (see Office of Head Start - Grantee Profile. Current Legally Approved Service Area: Municipality of Ponce, Puerto Rico. HERE).