This bahay na bato was originally found at the corner of Madrid Street and Penarubia Street in San Nicolas, Binondo. The ground floor was built of stone and bricks, while the upper storeys were made of various Philippine hard wood. The structure was a typical bahay na bato built to protect the inhabitants from earthquakes.
Galvanized iron sheets were used for the roofing. A decade before the house was built in 1890, the government enforced the use of galvanized iron sheets instead of curved roof tiles as additional protection from earthquakes.
The house is representative of the proliferation of three-storey-high structures in commercial downtown areas outside Intramuros, like Binondo. It also demonstrates the characteristics of a "floral" bahay na bato.
We’re looking forward to a new addition in Bataan’s art community with next year’s establishment of the Bataan Public High School for the Arts!
Building an art community in Bataan, slowly but surely 😊
Super energetic meeting with Congressman Joet Garcia and his team for the upcoming Bataan High-school for the Arts. ✨