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Up on the Roof: 1941

Up on the Roof: 1941

December 1941. "Bird's eye view of San Juan, Puerto Rico." View full size. Medium format Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration. Who can identify the building? Alternate version of this shot.


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I am 99% sure the tall building is on the corner of calle de Tetuan and calle de San Jose (tetuan 150 san juan puerto rico). The white dome on the left crowns the entrance to the former jail of La Princesa - Now an art gallery. The unfinished looking tower on the right (background) used to be in the 19th century the official spot from which to take weather measurements if I am not mistaken. More or less, on the far shore of the bay is located nowadays the Bacardi Rum Distillery. Mr. Delano, his wife and their work are highly regarded in Puerto Rico.

On the Roof

Note the dovecotes. Or maybe pigeoncotes.

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