Historical Photo of the Day: The Serallés Mansion

… and the “Serralles Castle” still stands …. in all its glory!!


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Castillo Serrallés was built as the exclusive residence of Don Juan Eugenio Serrallés, a sugar cane plantation owner during the early part of the 20th century. The structure sits on 2.5 acres of exceedingly manicured property, and it overlooks the downtown area of Ponce, Puerto Rico. 

This photo was taken shortly after the mansion was built. 

The impoverished shacks say a great deal about the structure of Puerto Rican society.  

This society was engineered by large U.S. sugar corporations, and a small group of wealthy Puerto Ricans who did business with them. 

The sugar cane workers worked six days a week for the Serrallés family, for about $1.50 per day. 

In the foreground of the photo, are the shacks where some of them lived.

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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