Museo Casa Roig/ Casa Roig Museum, Humacao

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The Casa Roig Museum is a historic house museum and gallery in Humacao, Puerto Rico. It was designed as a residence for the wealthy sugar planter Antonio Roig by the prominent Czech architect and Puerto Rico resident Antonin Nechodoma (1877–1928), and built in 1920. Casa Roig was built in the Prairie School style in 1920. The house has a cruciform plant, has two floors and a basement. It is made of concrete and wood, decorated lavishly with stained glass and mosaics. The design follows the Prairie House School style of the architect Louis Sullivan, but especially the unique style of the renowned American architect Frank Lloyd Wright (1867–1959).The house was inhabited until 1956. From then on it remained closed until August 13, 1977 when the heirs of Antonio Roig donated the residence to the University of Puerto Rico who adopted the mission to restore and preserve the structure. The work of restoration was carried out by the architects Otto Reyes and Tom Marvel over a period of 10 years. Casa Roig opened its doors to the public in 1989 and since then has served as a physical footprint and testimony of the Prairie School style adapted to the Caribbean, and as a center for cultural diffusion. Casa Roig is considered among the best works of Nechodoma, and is the only residential structure built by Nechodoma which still remains complete.The house was listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1977.
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  • May 13, 2017
    Visit this museum on an afternoon and was the only one there. It was a guided tour free of charge that lasted like 45min. The tour guide was very knowledgeable of the history of the Roig family and th...  more »
  • October 22, 2016
    A MUST SEE SIDETRIP!!! If you are in Humacao or staying in Palmas del Mar you owe it to yourself to check out this little gem of a prairie style house museum, a caribbean Frank Lloyd Wright. Designed ...  more »
  • May 22, 2016
    It is a beautiful place with so much history. The staff need more information. I love the place. I recommend it  more »
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  • April 8, 2017
    It's a landmark that belonged to the owners of the Roig Bank. Old money!
  • July 1, 2017
    I loved it, the architecture is beautiful.
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  • June 25, 2016
    Yeahhhh baby
  • October 16, 2013
    They must do. More activities
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  • June 12, 2012
    I am the best.
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