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Property Name Edlflcio Empresas Ferre
Reference Number 13000638
State Puerto Rico
County Ponce
Town Ponce Playa
Street Address 834 Eugenio Marla de Hostos Avenue
Multiple Property Submission Name Rafael Rlos Rey, A Puerto Rican Muralist, 1911-1980.
Status Listed 8/27/2013
Areas of Significance Art, Architecture, Social History
Link to full file http://www.nps.gov/history/nr/feature/places/pdfs/13000638.pdf
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The Edificio Empresas Ferre is of statewide significance under criterion C in the area of Art as the property is the recipient and custodian of two important murals painted by the renowned artist Rafael Rlos Rey. The property is also statewide significant under criterion C in the area of Architecture as it represents an outstanding early example of the International Style in Puerto Rico. Furthermore, Edlficlo Empresas Ferre is statewide significant under Criterion A in the area of Social History as the building housed the administrative offices of one of Puerto Rico's most relevant industrial complexes. The building's period of significance, 1953, is properly justified as not only the building was finished in that year, but also were Rio Rey's murals painted for the Empresas Ferre's building the very same year.

 

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