Wednesday, September 17, 2008

el hogar filipino

El Hogar Filipino - Escolta, Manila

This beautiful beaux-arts building, designed by architect Irrureta Goyena and set by the Pasig River on Mulle dela Industria in Binondo, was built as a wedding gift for the union of a Zobel daughter and a Preuvian count back in 1914.  It housed the offices of the lending company El Hogar Filipino... Read more here.

The El Hogar Filipino, almost a century-old, stands forlorn on the seedy southern end of Juan Luna Street (Anloague Stree, where Kapitan Tiago's house in Jose Rizal's novel Noli me Tangere, once stood.

12 comments:

babooshka said...

The more I see of your city, the more I am in love with your architecture.

Art L said...

I am glad that you can relate this location
to a street mentioned in Rizal's 'Noli me
Tangere'. I have worked in Escolta and rode
through Jones bridge going to work and used to eat a lot around the area. Somehow your pictures made me aware of things I ignored during those times. Wish I could have paid more attention.

fortuitous faery said...

interesting building! i don't think i've ever seen this yet. reminds me of the flat-iron building in manhattan.

Cristine Mae said...
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Cristine Mae said...

Hi!!!
I chanced upon your blog while looking for photo blogs about Manila. I'm glad I found your blog. Moreso because you have a pic of the EL Hogar and I am so happy to have seen it finally! I am a law student and we have read a case about El Hogar in our Corporation class and I was naturally curious about it.
Thanks for sharing the beauty of Manila for the world to see :)

Ely said...

nice. may ganyan palang building sa Manila..

Anonymous said...

Yes, there is really such a majestic building in the heart of Manila. Sadly, it may disappear in the very near future.

Anonymous said...

El Hogar Filip;ino Bldg. is not situated in Escolta. It is at the corner of Juan Luna and Muelle de la Industria Sts., along the Pasig river.

John Lu said...

may site po ba para po makuha po yung information about el hogar???

John Lu said...

is there a site for finding the information about el hogar about its history?

Ehia said...

Pwede kaya mag shoot here?? Please send email to me thanks! ehiacint@gmail.com

pusa said...

@ehia sorry i dont know, maybe its okay as long as you have permission cause i've seen this building in tagalog movies. But i do not know who to contact

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