Friday, February 15, 2013

postcard series | Dumaguete City

Silliman Hall and the Cathedral Belltower are two of Dumaguete's iconic landmarks.

Silliman Hall. Built in 1909, this building is considered the oldest wooden structure of Eastern Stick Style of American architecture in the Philippines. The ornate ceiling and iron cast posts were salvaged from a Broadway Theatre (New York). Location: Silliman University campus

Santa Catalina de Alexandria Belltower. Built in 1811, the Dumaguete Belfry is the oldest structure of its kind in Negros Oriental. Like any massive Spanish colonial era structure, it is made from coral stones which laborers took from the sea, cut into square blocks and "cemented" using lime and egg white from countless eggs! Location: Perdices Street fronting Quezon Park.

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