Ermelindo Salazar

Ermelindo Salazar Schuck (ca. 1830 – ca. 1910) was interim Mayor of Ponce, Puerto Rico, from May to 10 July 1887.[8] He filled the mayoral post between the resignation of mayor Ramón Elices Montes and the arrival of Fernando Diez de Ulzurrún y Somellera, who was appointed mayor by the Central Provincial Government.[9]

Ermelindo Salazar
Ermelindo Salazar, Alcalde de Ponce, Puerto Rico (DP22).jpg
Ermelindo Salazar
88th Mayor of Ponce, Puerto Rico
In office
May 1887[1] – 10 July 1887[2]
Preceded byRamón Elices Montes
Succeeded byFernando Diez de Ulzurrún y Somellera
Personal details
Bornca. 1830
Ponce, Puerto Rico[3]
Diedca. 1910
Ponce, Puerto Rico
NationalityPuerto Rican
Spouse(s)(1) Leonora Fajardo[4]
(2) Juana Palau[5]
ChildrenAndres, Adela, Guillermo Francisco (1880-1950)
OccupationCo-ownwer of Ermelindo & Pedro Salazar & Co.[6]
ProfessionLandowner, Merchant,[7] Banker

Salazar Schuck was a merchant, landowner and banker, and is best remembered for his majestic residence in downtown Ponce (70 Cristina Street) and which today is home to the Carmen Solá de Pereira Ponce Cultural Center. From 1959 to 1965, the building was the first home of the Museo de Arte de Ponce[10] and from 1991 to 1996 it was the first headquarters of the Museo de la Música Puertorriqueña.[11][12]

Early yearsEdit

Ermelindo Salazar Schuck[13] was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico,[14] to Pedro Juan Salazar Fournier and Luisa Schuck.

Landowner, merchant and bankerEdit

Salazar Schuck was a prominent landowner, merchant, and banker from Ponce.[15] In his life as a merchant, in 1885, he founded the Ponce Chamber of Commerce.[16] In the area of finance, Salazar became one of the directors, and later president, of Banco Crédito y Ahorro Ponceño, one of the largest and oldest in the Island.[17][18]

Family lifeEdit

Salazar Schuck married Leonora Fajardo, a wealthy woman also from Ponce.[19] One of Ermelindo's sons, Guillermo Salazar, built his own majestic house also in the Ponce Historic Zone. This house was converted into the Museo de la Historia de Ponce in 1992.

Political and civic lifeEdit

On 27 April 1884 he was elected as a delegate to the Cadiz Cortes.[20] On 28 November 1917, Salazar y Schuck was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Port of Ponce.[21] From two months (May to 10 July 1887), he filled the mayoral post between the resignation of mayor Ramón Elices Montes and the arrival of Fernando Diez de Ulzurrún y Somellera, who was appointed mayor by the Central Provincial Government.[22]

LegacyEdit

Salazar is honored at the Ponce Tricentennial Park for his contributions to the municipality of Ponce.[23]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Eduardo Neumann Gandía. Verdadera y Auténtica Historia de la Ciudad de Ponce. 1913. p. 279.
  2. ^ Eduardo Neumann Gandía. Verdadera y Auténtica Historia de la Ciudad de Ponce. 1913. San Juan, Puerto Rico: Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña. p. 279.
  3. ^ Eduardo Neumann Gandia. Verdadera y Autentica Historia de la Ciudad de Ponce. 1913. p.279.
  4. ^ Porto Rico federal reports, Volume 1. United States District Court (Puerto Rico). Henry F. Hord, Bernard Shandon Rodey. Page 120. Retrieved 30 December 2011.
  5. ^ Museo de la Historia de Ponce. Vestíbulo (Lobby). February 2012.
  6. ^ Porto Rico federal reports, Volume 1. United States District Court (Puerto Rico). Henry F. Hord, Bernard Shandon Rodey. Page 120. Retrieved 30 December 2011.
  7. ^ Porto Rico federal reports, Volume 1. United States District Court (Puerto Rico). Henry F. Hord, Bernard Shandon Rodey. Page 120. Retrieved 30 December 2011.
  8. ^ Ponce. Archived 2012-07-07 at the Wayback Machine Puerto Rico Encyclopedia. Retrieved 30 December 2011.
  9. ^ Félix Pubill. La Administración Municipal de Ponce: Memoria de las gestiones practicadas en la Administración Municipal de Ponce, por los Alcaldes y Ayuntamientos que ha tenido desde el año 1882 al 1900. Ponce, Puerto Rico: Tipografía José Picó Matos. 1900. p. 25. LCCN 85-207338
  10. ^ Cultural Center Carmen Solá de Pereira. TravelPonce.com. Retrieved 30 December 2011.
  11. ^ Neysa Rodriguez Deynes, et al. Breviario sobre la Historia de Ponce y sus Principales Lugares de Interés. 1st edition. San Juan, Puerto Rico: Model Offset Printing. 1991. Page 129.
  12. ^ Centro Cultural Carmen Solá Vda. de Pereira. Archived 19 August 2011 at the Wayback Machine Government of the Municipality of Ponce, Puerto Rico. Ponce, Ciudad Señorial: Atracciones Turísticas. Retrieved 20 July 2012.
  13. ^ Diputados a las Cortes Españolas, 1809 ~ 1898. Circunscripción de Puerto Rico: Elecciones del 27de abril de 1884. Archived 24 April 2012 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 30 December 2011.
  14. ^ Museo de la Historia de Ponce. Vestíbulo (Lobby). Ponce, Puerto Rico. February 2012.
  15. ^ Cultural Center Carmen Solá de Pereira. TravelPonce.com. Retrieved 30 December 2011.
  16. ^ Camara de Comercio de Ponce y Sur de Puerto Rico. Ricardo L. Negrón Colón. 10 August 1996. Retrieved 30 December 2011.
  17. ^ De bibliotecas y gabinetes de lectura. Marta Aponte Alsina. Angelica Furiosa. 21 May 2008. Retrieved 30 December 2011.
  18. ^ CALLS OFF HIS WEDDING: Audubon Tyler and Miss Porter, Artists, Decide Not to Wed. The New York Times. 8 June 1911. Page 11. Retrieved 30 December 2011.
  19. ^ Porto Rico federal reports, Volume 1. United States District Court (Puerto Rico). Henry F. Hord, Bernard Shandon Rodey. Page 120. Retrieved 30 December 2011.
  20. ^ State Elections Commission: Work Summary 1991-1996.[permanent dead link] Comision Estatal de Elecciones. Retrieved 30 December 2011.
  21. ^ Annual report of the Secretary of War. United States. War Dept. Page 59. Retrieved 30 December 2011.
  22. ^ Félix Pubill. La Administración Municipal de Ponce: Memoria de las gestiones practicadas en la Administración Municipal de Ponce, por los Alcaldes y Ayuntamientos que ha tenido desde el año 1882 al 1900. Ponce, Puerto Rico: Tipografía José Picó Matos. 1900. p. 25. LCCN 85-207338
  23. ^ Civism.' Travel Ponce. Retrieved 30 December 2011.

Further readingEdit

  • Fay Fowlie de Flores. Ponce, Perla del Sur: Una Bibliográfica Anotada. Second Edition. 1997. Ponce, Puerto Rico: Universidad de Puerto Rico en Ponce. p. 109. Item 560. LCCN 92-75480
  • The Representative Men of Puerto Rico. Compiled and edited by F.E. Jackson & Son. C. Frederiksen, artist and photographer. s.l.: F.E. Jackson & Son. 1901. (PUCPR; Universidad Puerto Rico - Rio Piedras, UPR).
  • Fay Fowlie de Flores. Ponce, Perla del Sur: Una Bibliográfica Anotada. Second Edition. 1997. Ponce, Puerto Rico: Universidad de Puerto Rico en Ponce. p. 110. Item 566. LCCN 92-75480
  • Guillermo Atiles Garcia. Kaleidoscopio. Ponce, Puerto Rico: Establecimiento tipográfico de Manuel López. 1905. (Colegio Universitario Tecnológico de Ponce, CUTPO)
  • Fay Fowlie de Flores. Ponce, Perla del Sur: Una Bibliográfica Anotada. Second Edition. 1997. Ponce, Puerto Rico: Universidad de Puerto Rico en Ponce. p. 270. Item 1352. LCCN 92-75480
  • Carmen Dolores Trelles. "Ponce: una casa para su historia." El Nuevo Dia. 5 Septiembre 1993. pp. 12-13.


Political offices
Preceded by
Ramón Elices Montes
Mayor of Ponce, Puerto Rico
May 1887 - 10 July 1887
Succeeded by
Fernando Diez de Ulzurrún y Somellera