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Two New Nat'l Historic Landmarks in PR

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Two New Nat'l Historic Landmarks in PR

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Director of the National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today announced the designation of 13 new national historic landmarks, including ...

Old San Juan Historic District/Distrito Histórico del Viejo San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico. -- Old San Juan is the only existing representation of an almost 400-year-old Spanish Colonial city in the United States, and contains the largest collection of buildings representing four centuries of Spanish culture, religion, politics, and architecture. It is the oldest city within the United States and its territories, and the district includes the oldest house, Christian church, executive mansion, convent, and military defenses in the country as well.

Casa Dra. Concha Meléndez Ramírez, San Juan, Puerto Rico. -- This was the residence and workspace of Dra. Concha Meléndez Ramírez, a prolific and prominent literary criticism voice in Generación del Treinta (Generation of 1930), a literary movement that shaped Puerto Rico’s 20th-century national cultural identity.

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and in the local press today ... caribbeanbusinesspr.com/news/federal-governm…

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