LAS CASAS FILIPINAS DE ACUZAR- Traditional HousesWednesday, November 14, 2012
Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar's main attraction: its twenty seven heritage architectures which came from different parts of the Philippines. These old and decaying architectural treasures that have been carefully transported and painstakingly reconstructed now stands with great pride in beautiful Bataan against the background of mountains, rice fields, river & beach
Casa Baliuag I
Owner of the House: Tolentino Family
Original Location: Baliuag, Bulacan
Year of construction: 1898
Year of reconstruction: 2007
What's interesting about this house: The house originally had elaborate adobe carvings at the facade. However, in time, the house became abandoned and some of its architectural details were lost and stolen. Don't miss the chickens at this house's backyard
|Casa Baliuag I|
What's interesting about this house: The mansion was then used as the first campus of the University of the Philippines School of Fine Arts with Enriquez as its first director. Young notable artists like Juan Luna, Felix Hidalgo, Fernando Amorsolo and Guillermo Tolentino were products of the school.
What's interesting about this house: This house is the former house of the mother of Jose Rizal, Teodora Alonzo and it is the most controversial house in Las Casas. The owner of this house donated the building to Mr Gerry Acuzar of Las Casas in order to preserve and use what remained of it but the planned donation is currently being protested by heritage advocates thus the controversies.
|Interior of Casa Binan|
|The room where Teodora Formosa was locked in|
What's interesting about this house: Constructed out of adobe stones on the ground floor and wood on the upper floor in the typical Bahay na Bato style.
Casa Jaen I
What's interesting about this house: It served as the residence of the first Mayor of Jaen.
|Casa Jaen I|
This house can also be rented with 4 bedrooms. It was occupied so we didn't get to see what's inside.
What's interesting about this house: It is located along the shoreline of the property, which was originally from Cagayan Province. These typical houses were built on stilts with the three trunk in its natural shape used as posts/columns, it also referred to as the Poor Man's Houses. Each house can also be rented.
|Paseo de Escolta|