Miramar (Santurce)

Miramar (Santurce)

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Miramar (Santurce)

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Miramar is a historic neighborhood in the district of Santurce.

History

The town is under the legal jurisdiction of Santurce in the municipality of San Juan, Puerto Rico.The town first appears in the 16th century as a spring that fed water to the Spanish outpost of Old San Juan.In the 17th century a wide public street was built that ran through the spring. Commerce flourished since goods that arrived at the port of San Juan had to pass Miramar on their way to the rest of the island. Today two set of bridges known as San Antonio and Dos Hermanos connects adjoining towns of Old San Juan and Condado . It's land area measures 0.24 sq. miles (0.62 kmĀ²), and has a resident population of 5,440 according to the 2000 United States Census.

Miramar since its beginnings had huge wooden houses and expansive land lots. In the 1950s well know architects from the time period built extravagant homes in Miramar that are still preserved.

An elegant and upscale area with Spanish-style patios and gardens.

Miramar is home to Casa Aboy, a cultural center that was declared a historic building by the National Register of Historic Places in the year 1989, focusing on the preservation and creation of photographic...
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