The 1920 Presidential Palace in Havana

Material Information

The 1920 Presidential Palace in Havana
Uniform Title:
The Bryant Slides Collection
The Bryant Slides Collection, Cuba
Unknown ( Photographer )
Belau, Paul ( Architect )
Maruri, Carlos ( Architect )
Publication Date:
Physical Description:
35 mm


Subjects / Keywords:
Flags -- Cuba
Flagpoles -- Cuba -- 1950-1960
Palacio Presidencial (Museo de la Revolución)
Presidential Palace (Museum of the Revolution)
Architecture -- Cuba
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:
Pictured is the dome of the President Palace with a Cuban flag. The former Presidential Palace, built between 1913 & 1920, now houses el Museo de la Revolución. The palace was the place of the failed assassination attempt on US-friendly dictator Batista in March 1957, by revolutionary student leader Jose Echeverria. The museum follows Cuba's history from pre-Columbian culture to present day socialism.
General Note:
The former Presidential Palace (presently Museo de la Revolución) was designed by the Cuban architect Carlos Maruri and the Belgian architect Paul Belau and was inaugurated in 1920 by President Mario García Menocal. It remained the Presidential Palace until 1959. The building has Neo-Classical elements.

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 84: 13