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Caribe Hilton and Fortín San Gerónimo

Bryant Slides Collection Circa 1940-1981 ( Guide to the Collection )
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Material Information

Title:
Caribe Hilton and Fortín San Gerónimo
Uniform Title:
The Bryant Slides Collection
The Bryant Slides Collection, Puerto Rico
Physical Description:
35 mm
Creator:
Unknown ( Photographer )
Toro, Osvaldo, 1914-1995 ( Architect )
Ferrer, Miguel, 1914-2005 ( Architect )
Publication Date:

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Santurce (San Juan, P.R.)
San Juan (Puerto Rico)
Puerto Rico--Description and travel.
Genre:
Transparencies
Spatial Coverage:
Puerto Rico--Caribbean region--San Juan

Notes

General Note:
The slides were taken on collecting trips sponsored by the William L. Bryant Foundation, where books, music and art indigenous to the regions were gathered. The are organized by geographical location.
General Note:
The Caribe Hilton was built in 1949, becoming the first Hilton hotel outside of the continental US, and thus marking the beginning of Hilton International. Designed by Osvaldo Toro and Miguel Ferrer, it originally contained 300 rooms, but has since expanded through multiple renovations (including major remodeling and grand re-opening in 1999). A staple of the Puerto Rican tourism industry, The Caribe Hilton’s frequent guests include famous entertainers, athletes, and political figures. It is also known for one of its bars, where the first Piña Colada drink was made in August 1954. Also visible in the photograph, is part of the Condado Lagoon and the historic Fortín de San Gerónimo del Boquerón, which was built in the 17th century and was crucial in the defense of San Juan against a British attack in 1797.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Central Florida Libraries ( SOBEK page | external link )
Holding Location:
University of Central Florida ( SOBEK page | external link )
Rights Management:
All rights to images are held by the respective holding institution. This image is posted publicly for non-profit educational uses, excluding printed publication. For permission to reproduce images and/or for copyright information contact Special Collections & University Archives, University of Central Florida Libraries, Orlando, FL 32816 phone (407) 823-2576, email: speccoll@mail.ucf.edu
Resource Identifier:
CFM1972_01a
Sheet 74: 1
Classification:
System ID:
AA00015102:00001

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