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ANTONIA DE LA RAMA LOCSIN HERITAGE HOUSE

Antonia dela Rama Locsin   

Photo courtesy of the Camera Club of Negros. Photo by Nonoy Catugas. Caption courtesy of the Heritage Conservation Society. (May 2012)

This is the oldest house in Silay. The house dates back to the Spanish Colonial Period to the early American Period, as it follows the typical Visayan bahay na bato construction, with ventanillas and sliding capiz windows on the outside. A central main entrance on the ground floor is typical of such houses of this era.

VICENTE CONLU MONTELIBANO HERITAGE HOUSE

Vicente Conlu Montelibano

Photo courtesy of the Camera Club of Negros. Photo by Billy Lopue. Caption courtesy of the Heritage Conservation Society. (May 2012)

This heritage house sports a classic bahay na bato façade, possibly from late Spanish colonial period to the early American period, with grilled first floor windows and a discreet main entrance. Neoclassic trimmings and brackets under caves give it classic proportions .Note the absence of any ventanillas, and sliding windows on the outside, typical of the Visayan type bahay na bato.

GERARDO SIGATON GASTON ANCESTRAL HOUSE

Gerardo Sigaton Gaston

Photo courtesy of the Camera Club of Negros. Photo by Billy Lopue. Caption courtesy of the Heritage Conservation Society. (May 2012)

This heritage house is a mix of the classic bahay na bato and the horizontal clapboard style of the American period. All levels are of wood, with glass sliding windows in single panes, more proto-modernist than classic in flavor. The espejo or transom has now been stripped down to geometric vertical forms.

SOLEDAD AND MARIA MONTELIBANO LACSON HERITAGE HOUSE

Soledad & Maria Montelibano Lacson

Photo courtesy of the Camera Club of Negros. Photo by Billy Lopue. Caption courtesy of the Heritage Conservation Society. (May 2012)

The house entrance of this heritage house belies its American inspired looks with a bracketed galvanized iron (GI) sheet media agua, or secondary roof to help protect windows from rain and excessive rainfall. Upper floors still have traditional capiz windows, though the ground floor windows now sport glass-paned windows over a canopy.

MANUEL SEVERINO HOFILEŇA HERITAGE HOUSE

Hofelina Heritage House

Photo courtesy of the Camera Club of Negros. Photo by Nonoy Catugas. Caption courtesy of the Heritage Conservation Society.

The first ancestral home to open its doors to tourists, it houses Ramon Hofileňa’s Collection of paintings by the renowned artists from the 19th century to the present –Luna ,Hidalgo, Amorsolo,Manansala to name a few. One can also spend the entire day chatting with amiable Ramon on everything from history, culture and arts to local and national intrigue that you won’t catch in your history books. The house is a classic take on the American introduced “tsalet” as interpreted by Negrense sensibilities.

“Pink House”-Don Bernardino Lopez Jalandoni Museum

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Photo courtesy of the Camera Club of Negros. Photo by Nonoy Catugas. Caption courtesy of the Heritage Conservation Society. (May 2012)

Locally known as the “pink house” due to its exterior color. The museum boasts of a collection of rare and priceless pieces from Silay’s rich past. Built in 1908 by Don Bernardino and his wife Isabel Jalandoni y Ledesma, the house is a treasure chest of well-designed interiors and intricate artworks including its beautifully embossed steel (tin?) tray ceiling molded in Hamburg, Germany. The house is set back for a gallery to accommodate pedestrian traffic below, an urban innovation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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