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Photo, Print, Drawing Lazareto Isla de Cabras, Parque Nacional Isla de Cabras, Toa Baja, Toa Baja Municipio, PR

[ Drawings from Survey HABS PR-140  ]

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[ Data Pages from Survey HABS PR-140  ]

About this Item

Title

  • Lazareto Isla de Cabras, Parque Nacional Isla de Cabras, Toa Baja, Toa Baja Municipio, PR

Names

  • Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
  • School of Engineers, Roads, and Port Facilities (Madrid, Spain)
  • Guitian, Antonio Maria
  • Maese, Manuel
  • Cobreros, Pedro
  • Departamento de Recreation y Deportes (Puerto Rico)
  • Rosa-Lopez, Claudia, faculty sponsor
  • Lorenzo-Torres, Jose, faculty sponsor
  • Salgado-Martinez, Andrews, volunteer
  • Thillet-Torres, Anexyulianne, field team
  • Lugo-Perez, Alneris M., field team
  • Ortiz-Cortes, Monica P., field team
  • Marrero-Marrero, Angel G., field team
  • Martinez-Portes, Jessica E., field team
  • Rivera-Monroig, Fabian G., field team
  • Santa-Velez, Natalie K., volunteer
  • de la Paz-Acevedo, Emmanuel, field team
  • Arzola, Robert R., program coordinator
  • Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, sponsor
  • McPartland, Mary, transmitter

Created / Published

  • Documentation compiled after 1933

Headings

  • -  Spanish Colonial architectural elements
  • -  hospitals
  • -  health care facilities
  • -  epidemics
  • -  administration buildings
  • -  wooden buildings
  • -  stucco
  • -  stone buildings
  • -  quarantines
  • -  medicine
  • -  Puerto Rico--Toa Baja Municipio--Toa Baja

Latitude / Longitude

  • 18.473559,-66.138038

Notes

  • -  2016 Leicester B. Holland Prize, First Place
  • -  Significance: The lazaretto's original purpose was to house yellow fever and cholera victims, but few remember that noble commitment today. Instead, for over a century -and in spite of its ruinous state -the lazaretto has been an emblematic landscape component of San Juan's Bay. Its distinctive profile has been appreciated by many generations of residents and visitors to the old city. It represents the only example of its kind ever built in Puerto Rico, simultaneously underlining how Spanish colonial building codes required health related facilities to be built outside the walled enclave. Its construction methods highlight building practices imposed on the Island (and Cuba) by Madrid’s School of Engineers, Roads, and Port Facilities. The project's dossier (narrative) became the precedent for detailing succeeding comparable building initiatives in terms of scope, tectonics, and contents.
  • -  Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N2236
  • -  Survey number: HABS PR-140
  • -  Building/structure dates: 1865 Initial Construction
  • -  Building/structure dates: 1876 Subsequent Work
  • -  Building/structure dates: 1878 Subsequent Work
  • -  Building/structure dates: 1883 Subsequent Work
  • -  Building/structure dates: 1884 Subsequent Work

Medium

  • Measured Drawing(s): 1
  • Data Page(s): 3

Call Number/Physical Location

  • HABS PR-140

Source Collection

  • Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Repository

  • Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

Control Number

  • pr1526

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Chicago citation style:

Historic American Buildings Survey, Creator, Roads School Of Engineers, Antonio Maria Guitian, Manuel Maese, Pedro Cobreros, Departamento De Recreation Y Deportes, Claudia Rosa-Lopez, et al. Lazareto Isla de Cabras, Parque Nacional Isla de Cabras, Toa Baja, Toa Baja Municipio, PR. Toa Baja Toa Baja Municipio Puerto Rico, 1933. translateds by Mcpartland, Marymitter Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/pr1526/.

APA citation style:

Historic American Buildings Survey, C., School Of Engineers, R., Guitian, A. M., Maese, M., Cobreros, P., Departamento De Recreation Y Deportes [...] Polytechnic University Of Puerto Rico, S. (1933) Lazareto Isla de Cabras, Parque Nacional Isla de Cabras, Toa Baja, Toa Baja Municipio, PR. Toa Baja Toa Baja Municipio Puerto Rico, 1933. McPartland, M., trans Documentation Compiled After. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/pr1526/.

MLA citation style:

Historic American Buildings Survey, Creator, et al. Lazareto Isla de Cabras, Parque Nacional Isla de Cabras, Toa Baja, Toa Baja Municipio, PR. trans by Mcpartland, Marymitter Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/pr1526/>.