La Fortaleza (Governor’s Mansion) Renovations – San Juan PR

Description

The work relief division of the Puerto Rico Reconstruction Administration (PRRA) conducted “extensive repairs to the patio” of La Fortaleza, the 16th Century governor’s mansion in San Juan, capitol of the territory of Puerto Rico, ca. 1937.

In 1940-1 the Work Projects Administration (W.P.A.) conducted extensive restoration work on La Fortaleza. Improvements included utilities upgrades, new roof, replacement of floor and ceiling beams, elevator installation, modern bathtubs & showers installation, and more.

Source notes

National Archives and Records Administration, Records of the Work Projects Administration, Information Service, Primary File, 1936-42, Box 15, Folder 290-B.

"Annual Report of the Department of the Interior"; U.S. Government Printing Office, 1937 (pg. 338)
http://books.google.com/books?id=s8MgAQAAIAAJ

Project originally submitted by Brent McKee - wpatoday.org and Evan Kalish on July 28, 2015.

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Location Info


La Fortaleza
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00901

Coordinates: 18.464106, -66.119229

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