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Coordinates: 18°00′48″N 66°37′58″W / 18.01327°N 66.63286°W / 18.01327; -66.63286

Cementerio Civil de Ponce
Entrada al Cementerio Civil de Ponce, en Barrio Portugues Urbano, Ponce, Puerto Rico (IMG 2994).jpg
View of the cemetery's entrance
Details
Established1901
Location
CountryPuerto Rico
CoordinatesN 18.01327 W 66.63286 (18° 0' 47.7714" N, 66° 37' 58.2954" W)
TypePublic; a.k.a., Cementerio Municipal
StyleArt Deco
Owned byMunicipality of Ponce
SizeUnknown
No. of gravesEst. 1,000
Terms of leaseIn perpetuity
Find a GraveCementerio Civil de Ponce
FootnotesManuel V. Domenech, Architect[1]

Cementerio Civil de Ponce (Ponce Civil Cemetery), a.k.a., Cementerio Municipal de Ponce, is a historic burial ground in Ponce, Puerto Rico. It was founded in 1901.[2][a] It was designed by Manuel V. Domenech.[3] Some of the people buried at Cementerio Civil include Ruth Fernández, Isabel la Negra and Héctor Lavoe. It is believed to be the largest cemetery in Puerto Rico.[4]

The cemetery is also home to the Monumento a los heroes de El Polvorín (Monument to the El Polvorin Heroes). It is located in Barrio Portugues Urbano at N 18.01327 W 66.63286 (18° 0' 47.7714" N, 66° 37' 58.2954" W).

Notable intermentsEdit

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NotesEdit

  1. ^ Socorro Giron states it was inaugurated in 1904 (Ponce, el teatro La Perla y La Campana de la Almudaina. 1992. Page 431.)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Eduardo Neumann Gandia. Verdadera y Autentica Historia de la Ciudad de Ponce. 1913. Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña. pp. 115-116.
  2. ^ Aproximación a la Iconografía Funeraria en Puerto Rico: Análisis de Tumbas y Pinturas Puertorriqueñas Representativas de Finales del Siglo XIX al Inicio del XXI. Doris E. Lugo Ramirez. Ph.D. Thesis. ISBN 978-84-691-7947-5. Universidad de Sevilla, Sevilla, España. 2008. Page 112.
  3. ^ Socorro Giron. Ponce, e; teatro La Perla y La Campana de la Almudaina. 1992. Ponce Municipal Government. Ponce, Puerto Rico. Page 432.
  4. ^ Profanan tumbas en cementerio en Ponce. Miguel Rivera Puig. El Vocero. 12 January 2014. Retrieved 4 April 2014.
  5. ^ Emotiva despedida a la ‘Negra de Ponce’ Ruth Fernández. El Sur a la Vista. Ponce, Puerto Rico. 17 January 2012. Retrieved 17 January 2012.
  6. ^ Despedirán a Ruth este sábado en Ponce. Omar Alfonso. La Perla del Sur. Ponce, Puerto Rico. 11 January 2012. Year 30. Issue 1467. Retrieved 11 January 2012.
  7. ^ Listening to salsa: gender, Latin popular music, and Puerto Rican cultures. Frances R. Aparicio. Wesleyan University. 1998. pp. 3, 45, 52, 54.
  8. ^ Aplauden y sonean en honor a Lavoe. Carmen Cila Rodríguez. La Perla del Sur. Ponce, Puerto Rico. 12 October 2011. Retrieved 12 October 2011.
  9. ^ Conmemoran 113 aniversario del Fuego del Polvorín en Ponce: Los “Héroes del Polvorín” son: Rafael Rivera Esbri, Juan Romero, Rafael del Valle y Valle, Cayetano Casals, Pedro Sabater, Gregorio Rivera, Pedro Ruiz y Tomás Rivera. Primera Hora. 27 January 2012. Accessed 4 September 2018.
  10. ^ Certificado de Defunciones 1963–1965: Certificate number 56-1025. FamilySearch. Registro Civil. Ponce, Puerto Rico. Tomes 187-190. Page 56. 7 November 1964. Accessed 4 September 2018.
  11. ^ Cementerio Civil de Ponce. 3 January 2019.

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