Federico degetau biografia: Federico Degetau y Gonzlez — The World of 1898: The Spanish-American War (Hispanic Division, Library of Congress)

Federico Degetau

NACI: 
1862        
MURI: 
1914

 

Federico Degetau Gonzlez naci en
Ponce el 5 de de diciembre de 1862.  Perdi a su padre a corta
edad tranladndose con su madre a Espaa.   Aqu hizo estudios
superiores en las Universidades de Granada, Salamanca, Valladolid y
finalmente se doctor en Leyes de la Universidad de Madris en 1887.

En ese mismo ao fund en Madrid el
peridico «La Isla de Puerto Rico. en el que combati enrgicamente
el gobierno tirnico que sufra la Isla.   Al desarrollarse los
sucesos de los compontes en Puerto Rico,  Degetau uso sus buenos
oficios y relaciones  para convencer al Ministro de Ultramar de que
en Puerto Rico no existan conspiraciones contra Espaa, respondiendo
personalmente por la lealtad de Baldorioty de Castro y otros
autonomistas.   Con esto ayud a salvar de las prisiones de El
Morro a los polticos encarcelados.  Tambin sirvi a Puerto
Rico cuando la Comisin del Partido Autonomista fue a Madrid para
recabar del Gobierno central una frmula poltica para impedir que
Puerto Rico se uniera a la idea separatista de Cuba.  Degetau los
ayud en todo y puso su pluma y su palabra al servicio de la causa
autonomista.

En Madrid fue presidente de la Seccin
de Ciencias Morales y Polticas de la Academia de Ciencias Antropolgicas. 
Muy interesado en los problemas de la instruccin pblica, Degetau fue
uno de los primeros propagadores en Espaa y Puerto Rico  de las
ideas de Froebel, el educador alemn que cre los
«Kindergarten» o Jardines de Infancia para prvulos en las
escuelas pblicas.   Como escritor es autor de 4 novelas y un
libro de cuentos realizados de 1885 a 1895.

Regresa a Puerto Rico donde es un
liberal militante afilindose al Partido Autonmico Puro u Ortodoxo,
concedida la autonoma a Puerto Rico en 1897 es elegido Diputado a
Cortes.  Luego del cambio de soberana en 1898, es nombrado
Secretario de Fomento bajo el gobierno norteamericano.

En 1900, al implementarse el gobierno
civil en Puerto Rico, los Autonomistas Ortodoxos  constituyeron el
Partido Republicano y Degetau fue su candidato para Comisionado
Residente en Washington. Siendo elegido, desempe su cargo durante
cuatro aos.  Propuls la extensin de la ciudadana de Estados
Unidos y la estadidad como solucin final al estatus poltico de
Puerto Rico.

Luego del desempeo de su cargo,
viaja por Francia y se retira a vivir a Aibonito, administrando una
hacienda cafetalera.  Es nombrado por el gobierno insular miembro
de la Junta de Sndicos de la Universidad de Puerto Rico.


Muere en San Juan como resultado de una operacin de hernia a los 52 aos
el 20 de enero de 1914.
 

Federico Degetau ▷ Información, Historia, Biografía y más.

Federico Degetau y González (Ponce, 5 de diciembre de 1862 – San Juan, 20 de febrero de 1914) fue un político, abogado y escritor puertorriqueño, primer Comisionado Residente de la isla en la Cámara de Representantes de los Estados Unidos.

Nació en 1862 en la ciudad de Ponce, donde también asistió a la escuela primaria y al Colegio Central de la localidad.​ Su padre era Mathias Degetau, hijo de una rica familia de Hamburgo, Alemania. En Ponce, su padre Mathias manejó los bancos de Overman y Dede House, de los cuales su padre, Otto Georg Christian Degetau (abuelo de Federico), era socio. La madre de Federico era María Consolación González, hija de una respetada familia de San Juan. Sus padres se casaron en 1851.

Completó su educación en Barcelona, España, y se graduó en derecho de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid en 1887, ejerciendo labores como abogado en Madrid. Allí, también fundó el periódico La Isla de Puerto Rico para comunicar la difícil situación de Puerto Rico al poder colonial español.

Regresó a su isla y se unió al Partido Autonomista. Fue uno de los cuatro comisionados enviados por Luis Muñoz Rivera para solicitar la autonomía de la isla ante España en 1895. La petición fue denegada, pero el Congreso de los Estados Unidos impuso un gobierno civil colonial tres años más tarde como resultado de la guerra hispano-estadounidense. Se estableció en San Juan, Puerto Rico, y continuó ejerciendo la abogacía.

Fue diputado a las Cortes Generales españolas en 1898, regresando tras el estallido de la guerra hispano-estadounidense. Una vez finalizada, fue nombrado por el gobernador militar General Guy Vernor Henry como Secretario del Interior en el primer gabinete formado bajo el gobierno estadounidense en Puerto Rico, en 1899. Fue nombrado por el sucesor del general Henry, el general George W. Davis, como miembro de la Junta Insular de Caridades.

Se convirtió en miembro del Partido Republicano Insular, que fue fundado en 1899. Fue el primer vicepresidente del consejo municipal de San Juan en 1899 y 1900, y fue presidente de la Junta de Educación de San Juan en 1900 y 1901.

Fue elegido representante de puertorriqueño para el puesto de Comisionado Residente en Washington, D. C. en 1900 por parte del Partido Republicano, y reelecto en 1902. Se desempeñó desde el 4 de marzo de 1901 hasta el 3 de marzo de 1905 en los Congresos 56.º, 57.º y 58.º.​ En una conferencia pronunciada en 1902 en la Universidad de Columbia, hoy Universidad George Washington, Degetau resumió sus ideales políticos sobre el estado de Puerto Rico:

Mientras servía en el Congreso, fue miembro del Comité de Asuntos Insulares y presentó un proyecto de ley para otorgar la ciudadanía estadounidense a los residentes de Puerto Rico, que fracasó. No fue candidato para ser reelecto en 1904, y reanudó la su actividad en la abogacía. ​ Antes de dejar el cargo, pronunció un discurso en la Cámara de Representantes donde, además de pedir la ciudadanía estadounidense para los puertorriqueños, un asunto que él veía que se resolvería en los tribunales, afirmó su lealtad a la Constitución estadounidense:

En 1905, después de viajar por Europa, donde compró una colección de pinturas, Degetau se mudó a Puerto Rico y estableció su residencia en la ciudad de Aibonito, donde administró una plantación de café. Fue nombrado en la Junta Sindical de la Universidad de Puerto Rico y trabajó para el establecimiento de la Universidad Panamericana en la isla, a la cual donó su colección de arte. Murió en Santurce, San Juan en 1914.

Como autor escribió:

Degetau es homenajeado en el Parque del Tricentenario de Ponce.​ También fue homenajeado allí por sus contribuciones al campo de la literatura.​ La plaza central de Ponce lleva además el nombre de Federico Degetau.

En 1977, el Congreso de los Estados Unidos aprobó una ley para designar el nuevo edificio federal en San Juan, el «Edificio Federal Federico Degetau». Después de su promulgación, el edificio principal del gobierno federal estadounidense en Puerto Rico lleva su nombre.

Degetau no tuvo hijos y escribió un testamento para establecer una fundación por la cual su viuda y un amigo recibirían un usufructo de la mitad de sus propiedades; mientras que la otra mitad estaría destinada a «una institución de cultura en esta Isla de Puerto Rico, como una biblioteca, museo». Los beneficiarios de los fideicomisarios pronto se involucraron en litigios.​ El fracaso de la confianza de Degetau para lograr su objetivo se debió en parte a que la institución conocida en Estados Unidos como «fundación» no existía en el código civil puertorriqueño. Como resultado, la voluntad de Degetau nunca se estableció firmemente, y se perdió casi por completo.

En 2004, la Municipalidad de Aibonito intentó demoler la casa de Degetau para hacer espacio para un mayor desarrollo. En respuesta, el Patronato del Archivo Histórico de Aibonito y otras organizaciones de la comunidad, incluido el Colegio de Abogados de Puerto Rico, aprobaron una resolución contra el intento de demolición en el Tribunal Supremo de Puerto Rico e instaron al gobierno a tomar medidas. ​ En 2010, la Asamblea Legislativa de Puerto Rico aprobó una ley que designó la casa y la granja de Degetau en Aibonito como un sitio histórico y ordenó la preservación de la casa conocida como Quinta Rosacruz.


Federico Fellini — biography, personal life, photo, cause of death, director, films, Satyricon, wife, grave

Biography

Federico Fellini is an Italian director who entered the history of world cinema as an unsurpassed genius and creator of the author’s style, which is admired by the general public. Contemporaries called him an unsurpassed liar, a mysterious Italian and an aesthete who is able to shoot even in his sleep.

Childhood and youth

Federico was born on January 20, 1920 years in the Italian resort town of Rimini. Parents, Urbano Fellini and Ida Barbiani, got married two years before the appearance of their first child and moved to the Adriatic coast from the capital of Italy. My father was engaged in sales of consumer goods. In 1921 and 1929, the younger children were born — son Ricardo and daughter Maria Maddalena.

As a child, Federico was often ill and fainted. Doctors suspected heart failure in the child, but then the boy’s condition returned to normal. At the age of 7, the child went to study at a school at a monastery in Fao. Fellini’s rich imagination manifested itself at an early age: the boy loved to invent unusual stories, made masks, dolls, and sewed outfits for fairy-tale characters. The future maestro was greatly impressed by a troupe of circus performers who came on tour.

At the age of 17, Federico went to Florence to study journalism. In a new place, the young man got a job as a creator of cartoons in the publishing house of Demos Bonnini «Febo». A small income was enough to feed themselves without resorting to the help of their parents. A year later, Fellini moved to Rome, where he settled in an area for the poor.

The future director’s room was located in a quarter inhabited by Chinese who traded on the streets of the capital, petty criminals and girls of easy virtue. In his youth, Federico was saved by the ability to draw funny topical cartoons that were popular with newspaper readers. Commissioned by the variety show artist Aldo Fabrizi, the young journalist wrote texts for performances. Fellini did not shy away from working as a typesetter, as well as the creator of advertising posters and texts for radio shows.

In Rome, Fellini entered the Faculty of Law of the National University — mainly in order to get a deferment from serving in the army of the Italian dictator Benito Mussolini. Since 1938, Federico’s humorous essays began to be published in the Marcus Aurelius publication, the content of which was anti-fascist in nature. Since 1942, the young cartoonist has been working on movie scripts.

Movies

In the mid-1940s, an incident occurred that changed Fellini’s biography. He met director Roberto Rossellini, who invited the screenwriter to take part in the creation of the military drama Rome — Open City. For the screenplay at 19In 1946, for the first time in his life, the author received an Oscar nomination, and critics started talking about the creation of the neorealism genre. In the same year, the screens released the second work of Fellini as a screenwriter — the film «Paiza» («Countryman»), dedicated to the war. Again, the film was nominated for an Oscar for Best Screenplay.

In 1950, Federico decided to make his own film «Lights of Variety» with co-author Alberto Lattuada. Having written the script for the next picture, The White Sheik, Federico was forced to shoot it himself, as director Michelangelo Antonioni refused to work on the project. The motion picture did not receive due success among the audience, but already with this film Fellini begins a long-term collaboration with composer Nino Rota.

After «Mama’s Boys», which won the «Silver Lion» award at the Venice Film Festival, and the episode «The Marriage Agency» from the movie almanac «Love in the City» in 1954, Fellini began work on the drama «Road». The text was written in 1949. For the role of the village girl Gelsomina and her strong friend Zampano, Fellini invited the actors Juliet Masina and Anthony Quinn. The film brought its creators numerous awards at international film festivals, including the first Oscar in the Best Foreign Language Film nomination, as well as good earnings after the release.

In 1955, The Rascals was released, starring Broderick Crawford, Richard Basehart and Juliet Masina. Two years later, the director pleased the audience with another masterpiece — «Nights of Cabiria» about a girl of easy virtue, who turned out to be too gullible and was deceived in her only lover. The director receives an Oscar and the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, and the lead actress Giulietta Mazina becomes the best actress.

Fashion played a big role in the creative life of the maestro. The style of the heroes of the films of the Italian genius influenced the trends of haute couture. These are evening dresses with a decollete, and berets with fitted jackets, and fancy hats with feathers, and sequined outfits.

Federico himself drew inspiration from design and became a trendsetter for his generation: his hat and planter firmly entered the everyday life of his contemporaries. Fellini was inspired to create the film La Dolce Vita by the Givenchy bag dress, a landmark for the turn of the 50s and 60s.

The painting, starring Marcello Mastroianni, won an Oscar for costume design and several BAFTA nominations. It was after this film that the term «paparazzi» came into use in honor of the curious and ubiquitous hero — the journalist Paparazzo.

Trailer for Federico Fellini’s Eight and a Half

Federico Fellini’s tragicomedy Eight and a Half premiered at the Moscow Film Festival in 1963, a film that radically influenced the cinema of the 20th century. The plot, built in the form of a stream of consciousness, began to be used by filmmakers from different countries: Andrei Tarkovsky, Vadim Abdrashitov, Peter Greenway, Takeshi Kitano. It was Fellini’s third film to win an Oscar, with two nominations for Best Foreign Language Film and Best Costume Design.

In the late 60s, Fellini created the films «Juliet and the Spirits», «Satyricon». In 1969, the enchanting comedy-parable Fellini’s Rome was released, imbued with a sense of celebration and carnival, for which the director received the Golden Globe Award in 1973. A year later, on a similar theme, Fellini made a television movie called Clowns.

In 1973, the film director created the autobiographical drama «Amarcord», the plot of which is built like a kaleidoscope and sends the audience to the Adriatic coast of the 30s of the XX century. The picture brought the fourth Oscar statuette to its creator. Movie 19’76 Federico Fellini’s Casanova starring Donald Sutherland.

In 1979, the film «Orchestra Rehearsal» was released, in which the director realized the classical theatrical principle of the unity of time, place and action. The painting took only three weeks to complete.

In recent years, Fellini gravitated more and more towards theatricality. So, in the film «And the ship is sailing . ..» the story was built around the show of the film crew, and the sea waves were completely depicted thanks to the large canvas.

Personal life

In 1943, working as a radio screenwriter, Fellini created a number of theatrical programs about the love of two heroes — Chico and Polina. On the existing script, the author decided to shoot a screen version of the production, for which he invited 22-year-old student theater actress Julia Anna Mazina. A romance began between the young people, in the fall Giulia became Federico’s wife. At the request of the groom, the girl changed her name to Juliette Mazina. Immediately after the wedding, the actress became pregnant, but, awkwardly falling down the stairs, lost the child.

Juliet’s second pregnancy ended happily. A boy was born, who was given the name Pier Federico, but two weeks later the newborn son died. Juliet was never able to become a mother anymore.

The actress refused her husband’s proposals for adoption, as she considered the films created together with Federico to be children. Fellini was attached to his wife and considered Juliet his muse. Mazina was always next to the director on the set, even if she did not play in the film.

Despite a strong marriage, the director never hid his passion for women. There were few novels in his personal life, but in the yellow press this issue was given much attention, sometimes attributing non-existent relationships to Federico. Nevertheless, fans know about two more muses of the director, in addition to his wife. They were Anita Ekberg, the leading lady in La Dolce Vita, and Claudia Cardinale, who appeared in the cult film Eight and a Half.

Death

Early spring 1993 Federico Fellini was awarded an Oscar for his contribution to cinema. The Fellini couple was approaching the 50th wedding anniversary, which was planned to be celebrated on October 30th. On October 15, the director became ill, the doctors who came to the rescue diagnosed a stroke. Federico Fellini was admitted to the hospital, but his condition did not improve, and on October 31 the maestro died. The cause of death was complications resulting from a cerebral hemorrhage.

On the day of Fellini’s funeral, traffic in the capital of Italy was stopped. The procession with the coffin of the director proceeded from the center of Rome to the Fellini family tomb in Rimini, where the graves of the filmmaker and his ancestors are located. Juliet Mazina was also unwell. The maestro’s widow developed lung cancer, which caused her death at the end of March 1994 years old. The actress was buried with a photo of her husband in her hands at her dying request.

Commemoration

  • In memory of the director, a museum was opened in Rimini, which contains things, books, documents and photographs from the maestro’s family archive.
  • The hometown airport is also named after Federico Fellini.
  • The centenary of Fellini’s birth was also celebrated by Russian television figures with the release of the documentary Fellini and the Spirits. The film was about the director’s passion for esotericism and inexplicable events.

Filmography

  • 1951 — “Lights Variet”
  • 1952 — “White Sheikh”
  • 1953 — “Mamenkina Sons”
  • 1954 — “Road”
  • 1955 — “Fraudsters”
  • 1957 — “Kabiria Kestaria -“ Nick of the Cabinets «
  • 1960 -» Sweet Life «
  • 1963 -» Eight and a half «
  • 1965 -» Juliet and Spirits «
  • 1969 -» Satyricon Fellini «
  • 1972 -» Rome «
  • 1973 -» AMarkord «
  • 1976 — Casanova Federico Fellini
  • 1978 — «Orchestra Rehearsal»
  • 1980 — «City of Women»
  • 1983 — «And the Ship Sails…»
  • 1986 — «Ginger and Fred»
  • 1987 — «The Voices of the Moon» 9006 — 9006

Interesting facts

  • Fellini is known as the man who made one of the most unusual bets in the creative community. His opponent was a friend and screenwriter Tonino Guerra, who won the argument with the director by creating the shortest script for the film in 10 seconds.
  • The death of his son affected the director’s psychological state, he was forced to turn to specialists for help. Long-term communication with psychoanalysts influenced Fellini’s work: Federico drew inspiration for the creation of the films Satyricon and Eight and a Half from the writings of Carl Jung.
  • The director’s autobiography and his book Making a Film were first published in the Soviet Union in 1984. The director’s statements and monologues formed the basis of the publication «My Stunt is Directing», the author of which was the director’s personal interviewer Charlotte Chandler.
  • In the 1990s, three Dolce & Gabbana collections were dedicated to the film images of the great compatriot. Later, references to the work of Fellini were guessed in the models of Valentino and Moschino.

Parque de Bombas | vv-travel.ru

Parque de Bombas (Literally in English «Park the Pump») is located in the historic fire station building in Ponce, Puerto Rico. It is one of the most famous buildings in Puerto Rico, with some considering it «by far the most easily recognized landmark on the island.»[2] It is located in the city’s Plaza Las Delicias, directly behind Ponce Cathedral. It has been the building of the city’s main fire station for many years, and it is now a museum. Its name comes from from the mobile hand fire departments of the building where it was once located. It was declared both for its historical and architectural roles by the Puerto Rico Society. It was Puerto Rico’s first fire station. [3] It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on July 12, 1984 years old. [4]

Contents

History

Original purpose

The structure was built as the main exhibition pavilion for the 1882 exhibition trade fair. [5] A Spanish army soldier, Lieutenant Colonel Maximo de Meana y Guridi [6] [7], who happened to be a professional architect, was commissioned in Puerto Rico at the time. Madrid based central government assigned Meana the task of designing and constructing the building. The building was opened during the 1882 Ponce World’s Fair. [8] Festival participants used the building as the main pavilion. The first fire brigade to work in the building were [9] posted February 2, 1883.

Fire history

Major fires took place in the city on February 27, 1820, [10] [11] and again in March 1845. [11] [12] [13] [14] Meana became mayor of Ponce in 1882, [3] and in 1885, the station subsequently became Ponce’s official fire station. Therefore, every firefighting operation in Ponce and the surrounding cities is shipped from the Parc de Bombas.

«El Polvorin» fire

On January 25, 1899, a great fire (later called «El Polvorin») threatened the lives of the Poncenos, as well as the economy of Puerto Rico as a whole, considering Ponce’s de facto role as Puerto Rico’s banking business. Rico and agricultural capital. The painting inside the Parc de Bombas commemorates the heroic acts of the seven brave «Bomberos» and civilians who bravely fought against the insatiable fire that threatened the region. By disobeying orders from the American forces that had recently taken control of Puerto Rico, the group was able to calm the flames which, created inside the gunpowder stores of the US Army. Due to their courageous efforts, disaster was narrowly avoided. [15] For their success, the group has been honored many times both in Ponce and the rest of Puerto Rico. A few meters from the Park- de Bombas, in Piazza Federico Degetau, sits an obelisk in their memory, and at the Cementerio Civic de Ponce (Ponce Civic Cemetery) the Mausoleum was erected in 1911 in their memory, when all seven heroes were eventually interred. [9] [16] Later, the building of the Parc de Bombas was painted in the traditional color scheme of the city of Ponce, red and black. A series of houses built a few years later for firefighters and their families at 25 de ENERO street were also painted in these colors as well.

Turned into a museum

The station continued to serve in the city of Ponce until 1990, for a total of 108 years, as a fire station. That year, the station’s firefighting duties were completely transferred to another nearby station, and the building was officially converted into a firefighter’s museum. The architect responsible for its restoration was Pablo Ojeda O’Neill. [17] Currently, a photo of 1883 firefighters hangs on the walls of the Parc de Bombas building. At 19In 83, the 100th anniversary of the brigade’s victory over the infamous fire was commemorated at the station. Various artifacts used by the 1882 fire brigade are on display at the current museum. Among them are some artifacts used to fight the 1883 fire. There are also exhibits of historical significance. Even before its 1990 closure, the station had already become a major attraction, and some of the firefighters would give visitors free tours of the station to volunteer when they weren’t visiting emergencies. The Ponce Fire Museum is still generally known as the Parc de Bombas and, by some estimates, it is one of Ponce’s most visited tourist attractions. [18]

Meaning

In 1820, two great fires affected the city of Ponce. One destroyed most of downtown, and the other cut 80% of Ponce’s port area, paralyzing all commercial trade in southern Puerto Rico. Because of this problem and public concern, in 1853, a voluntary but official fire service was established for the urban area of ​​Ponce. He was named to the Municipal Fire Service Force. Its mission was to fight and prevent fires. [19]

During the month of July 1882, Ponce was in the spotlight in Puerto Rico as an important Exhibition Fair was being celebrated. The main exhibit of the pavilion, dedicated to the agricultural and industrial exhibition, was entrusted to Maximo Meana, Lietenant of the Coronel of the Spanish militia, and later, mayor of the city. The Moorish influence is evident immediately for its basic rectangular plan with towers at its front corners: the active ornamented façade, its long and narrow windows with fans on its top, its bright colorful paintwork, among other things, symbolizes a strong Moorish influence. In 1885, the building was dedicated to Ponce’s official fire department. At 19In the year 20 it was briefly used as a city hall as a result of an earthquake that affected the city during that year. [19]

Since 1885, the Parc des Bombas has been, and is, an important cultural institution in Ponce. Its colors represent the city, its unique style represents a progressive and dynamic cultural center. The Banda Municipal de Ponce (formerly the Fireman’s Band), originally played weekly concerts from the second floor outdoor stage, attached to the Parc des Bombas, [20] now continues their performances every Sunday evening. Named «Retretas», they are part of the cultural program and tradition of the city of Ponce. The structure’s extremely unique format represents Ponce’s brave firefighters and its history. [19] The inscription on the Parc de Bombas reads,

«This building is a symbol and celebration of the importance entrusted by the people of Ponce to the service, self-denial and courage of the Ponce Fire Corps. It is for this reason that the Ponce Fire Corps remains symbolic in this square, in the heart of the city Ponce.»[21]

In 1943, Puerto Rico’s fire services legislation was created. Its main commitment is to fire fighting, fire prevention, rescue services in the event of natural disasters or emergencies, and to service to the community. [19]

Appearance

Front view of the fire station

The main plan of the Parc des Bombas is a typical rectangular Moorish structure with Gothic Victorian influences, measuring 65′-8″ wide by 26′-3″ long. It is two floors with a tower at each corner of the facade (Marina Street). [22]

The building is located in the urban center «Las Delicias Plaza» and it is attached to the Ponce Cathedral on its rear boundary. Structurally, it is a wooden frame building with a roof covered with galvanized zinc sheets. Plank horizontally 1″ by 6″ wood planking. Wooden doors and windows. The windows are of the fixed louvre type, long, narrow, and crowned by an oversized fixed light fan. [22]

Victorian Moorish and Gothic influences are evident just behind its rectangular plan with towers at its front corners; its decorative composite curved moldings that follow the contour of the roof canopy throughout the entire structure, its colorful paint application (the building is painted in horizontal stripes after the exterior cladding alternating the official colors of Ponce, red and black; the interior is also painted very colorful, alternating vertical stripes of red and orange that adorns the walls and a mural frieze with a fireman’s motif completes the interior decoration of the wall) and the use of long and narrow windows with fans on top of it; symbolizes Moorish style among other details [22]

The layout of the building is a large, central space, flanked by two side towers, two stories high, which opens into the central area. The main central plaza is used as a fire truck facility garage, while the two side towers are used as living quarters and exhibition space. An elegant central double-sided staircase with an elaborate cast-iron grate leads to a mezzanine area used as administrative space. [22] Some interior partitions were removed from the ground floor when the structure was repurposed for its new use as a fire station in order to accommodate technicians. The building has been well maintained over the years. [22]

Architecture

The Parc de Bombas The building is located in what is known in Puerto Rico, Spain, and other Latin American countries, the Town Plaza. The Town Plaza’s layout usually includes fountains, trees, benches, and aisles flanking the Catholic Church. Parc de Bombas itself is located next to Ponce’s Roman Catholic Cathedral.

The station-turned-museum reflects the architectural style of 1880s Spain. It is mostly made of wood and it resembles a gothic castle or a Spanish mansion of that era. The station is painted with red and black stripes. Two staircases located on opposite sides highlight the entrance to the museum. Tourists can observe the firefighting technology on the second floor of the building.

Dedication of firefighters

The city erected a monument in Cementerio civil in memory of its firefighters. The inscription at the entrance of the monument reads:

«Ai Algorithm en Este tomb Monument Que Eleva nuestros Ojos la Altura. !En las entranas la Piedra duration El valor y el deber Tienen su Asiento! Tras la brevis Jornada de Un Momento Aqui yacen en noble sepultura heroes wrestlers una vida de amargura que ardimiento las lames quitaron su amargo es el vivir de los mortales que lucharon por curar ajenos men al mandato divino siempre fieles por eso estos funebres umbrales reza el mundo sus preces fraternales y entreteje La Gloria abut Laureles.» «There is something in this tombstone that raises the eyes to the heights. In the depths of the hard stone, valor and duty already have their throne! After a short day’s work, here lay in the noble rest of the heroes of the bitter life who took the fire from the flame This bitter life mortals who have struggled to heal the burdens of strangers: the command of the divine is always faithful.

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