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Puerto Rico Then and Now (Then & Now)


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Discovered by Columbus in 1493, ruled by the Spanish for 400 years, and now a commonwealth of the United States, Puerto Rico has a long and diverse history that is reflected in its architecture and landmarks. For more than 250 years, Casa Blanca housed the family of Spanish conqueror Ponce de Leon; it is now a museum and the oldest house still standing in Old San Juan. The Luis Ramos Gonzalez Elementary School in Caguas, built in the Art Deco style during the New Deal hasnt changed as much--it is now serving as a junior high school.

In Puerto Rico Then and Now, vintage black-and-white photographs from the earlier days of the commonwealth are juxtaposed with beautiful color photos taken from the same vantage points today. Each photo is accompanied by illuminating text that appears in both English and Spanish, making the book accessible for speakers of both languages. Its a trip around the island sure to fascinate anyone interested in Puerto Ricos unique culture and heritage!

About the Author

Jorge Rigau is a professor at the New School of Architecture at the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico. He has worked as an architect in Puerto Rico and written many books on the architecture of the Antilles islands.

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Rigau, Jorge
Thunder Bay Press
Caribbean & West Indies
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Second Edition
Then & Now Thunder Bay
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Color and BandW photos throughout
10 x 11.25 in

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History and Social Science » Latin America » Puerto Rico
History and Social Science » World History » Caribbean
Travel » Caribbean

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