National Capital Building in Havana

Material Information

National Capital Building in Havana
Uniform Title:
The Bryant Slides Collection
The Bryant Slides Collection, Cuba
Unknown ( Photographer )
Otero y Galarraga, Raoul, 1883-[1965] ( Architect )
Raynieri, Eugenio, 1883-1960 ( Architect )
Publication Date:
Physical Description:
35 mm


Subjects / Keywords:
Capitolio (Havana, Cuba)
Havana (Cuba) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Historic buildings -- Cuba -- Havana
Historic sites -- Cuba -- Havana
Havana (Cuba) -- Description and travel
Havana (Cuba) -- Public buildings
Havana (Cuba) -- Capitol
Architecture -- Havana (Cuba)
Automobiles -- 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:
National Capitol Building in Havana, known simply as el Capitolio, was the seat of government in Cuba until after the Cuban Revolution in 1959.
General Note:
In 1925, Gerardo Machado was elected president. Soon afterward under the mandate of the legislature he commissioned a new design from the Cuban architects Raul Otero and Eugenio Raynieri. The previous, partially completed building was demolished and work began on the new building on 1 April 1926. Construction was overseen by the U.S. firm of Purdy and Henderson.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Central Florida Libraries
Holding Location:
University of Central Florida
Rights Management:
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Resource Identifier:
Sheet 27: 2