Update Sept 2020: The current website has not been updated since 2018.
Planned revision to reflect extensive development in the neighborhood has been postponed until after the Covid-19 restrictions are lifted and we are able to accurately report on post-covid Santurce
We anticipate a complete revision of the site in mid 2021.
Architecture in the Arts District
The Arts District has some of the best architecture in the Caribbean ranging from late 1800's classical buildings to 1900's Spanish revival, Frank Lloyd Wright inspired Tropical Prarie houses, Art Modern and Art Deco to the Barcelona school of Modernisimo.
There is a large inventory of buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. Wikipedia has a page that includes many Santurce building mixed in with San Juan listings or listed separately as Miramar listings.
I'll add links to several sites with information on the district and eventually list each of the buildings.
I'll also add links on some of the most famous architects such as Antonin Nechodoma who studied with Frank Lloyd Wright prior to his work in Puerto Rico. There is a very good site with extremely rare photos of the Georgetti Mansion which was located on the corner of Ponce de Leon and Calle Hipodromo near stop 20 and Central High School.
The Architects' Society ( Colegio de Arquitectos y Arquitectos Paisajistas - CAAPP) is located in a historic house at #225 Calle del Parque near Parada 23. Go to the corner with First Bank and BBVA (across from Teatro Arriví). Walk for about 5 minutes and you'll find the house just before the parking garage for San Jorge Children's Hospital.
Santurce also has an amazing collection of Art Deco within walking distance of Ponce de Leon Ave. While we start to accumulate information, please see the website of the Puerto Rico Art Deco Society.
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