Sunday, November 06, 2005

LANDMARK QUIZ # 5



Originally built by the Rocha family in 1802, it was purchased by the Spanish government to house the Governor General after the offical residence was leveled by an earthquake in 1869.

This photo was taken two years before William Howard Taft, who became the first American Civil Governor of the Philippines, became a resident of this building in 1900.

4 comments:

Citizen of the World said...

I can't believe you guys couldn't guess what this building is! It's already obvious in the clue given!

edgar002 said...

Malacanang? not sure, though

Anonymous said...

malacanang-hundun.blogspot.com

Citizen of the World said...

CORRECT, Edgar and Hundun! It used to be how the Palace looked like.

Say, Edgar, do you have a site, too?