Large building in Havana, Cuba

Material Information

Large building in Havana, Cuba
Uniform Title:
The Bryant Slides Collection
The Bryant Slides Collection, Cuba
Unknown ( Photographer )
Varela, Enrique Luis ( Architect )
Publication Date:
Physical Description:
35 mm


Subjects / Keywords:
Plaza de la Revolucion (Havana, Cuba)
La Plaza Civica (Havana, Cuba)
Plazas -- Cuba -- Havana
Havana (Cuba) -- Description and travel
Jose Marti Memorial -- Revolution Square
Marti, Jose -- 1853-1895 -- Congresses
Automobiles -- Cuba -- 1950-1960
Billboards -- Cuba -- Havana
Advertising, Political -- Cuba -- Havana -- 1950-1960
Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company -- Products -- Cuba -- 1950-1960
Spatial Coverage:
Cuba -- Caribbean region -- Havana


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:
This photograph shows a large building which is part of Havana's public square, which was originally called la Plaza Cívica (Civic Square), but after the Cuban Revolution was renamed "Plaza de la Revolución" or "Revolution Square." The large tower is a memorial to Jose Marti, which was erected during the Presidency of Fulgencio Batista. The square and the memorial were completed in 1959, the year that Fidel Castro came to power. This picture includes many vehicles of the 1950. In front of the building are two billboards. The billboard on the right is a political ad for, then president Batista. It reads "Paz, Trabajo, progreso" - meaning "Peace, Work and Progress."
General Note:
The 109 m (358 ft) tower, designed by a team of architects led by Enrique Luis Varela, is in the form of a five-pointed star, encased in grey Cuban marble from the Isla de la Juventud.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Central Florida Libraries
Holding Location:
University of Central Florida
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:
Resource Identifier:
Sheet 26: 17