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Juan Bertoli Calderoni

Juan Bertoli Calderoni (sometimes spelled Juan Bertoly Calderoni) was a nineteenth-century French[b] architect from Bastia, Corsica, and long-time resident of Ponce, Puerto Rico, where he designed various prominent structures including Teatro La Perla, Casa Serrallés (now, Museo de la Música Puertorriqueña), and Residencia Ermelindo Salazar (now, Centro Cultural de Ponce, at Calle Cristina #70) among various other historic building.

Juan Bertoli Calderoni
Juan Bertoli Calderoni, circa 1880 (DSC00413B).jpg
Juan Bertoli Calderoni, ca 1880
Native name
Juan Bertoly Calderoni
Born1820[1]
Died12 June 1885[3][4]
Resting placePanteon Nacional Roman Baldorioty de Castro
NationalityPuerto Rican
Known forEngineering, Architect
Notable work
Teatro La Perla,
Museo de la Música Puertorriqueña,
Centro Cultural de Ponce,
Casa Vives
MovementNeoclassical architecture

First yearsEdit

 
Teatro La Perla, one of Bertoli's structures

Bertoli Calderoni was the son of Juan Ludovico Bertoli and Maria Luisa Calderoni.[7] He came to Puerto Rico from Bastia, Corsica, in 1845, contracted by the Spanish Military Corps of Engineers to work at La Fortaleza and other Spanish military installations in San Juan.[8] Subsequently, he moved to Ponce, Puerto Rico, seeking better recognition for his skills. In Ponce, he designed and directed the building of Teatro La Perla, the first neoclassical construction in Ponce.[9]

LegacyEdit

Among Bertoli's most distinguished works is the Teatro La Perla (1860s). He also designed the former downtown Ponce residence of the Ermelindo Salazar (1870) at 70 Cristina street. The latter was originally built as the residence of prominent Ponce businessman and subsequent Ponce mayor, Ermelindo Salazar; it was also the first headquarters of Museo de Arte de Ponce,[10] and today is home to the Centro Cultural de Ponce. He also designed Casa Vives, the home of the owner of Hacienda Buena Vista.[11]

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NotesEdit

  1. ^ There is uncertainty as to where Bertoli Calderoni was born. While some sources state he was born in Carrara, Italy (crediting Carrara, Italy, see, for example, Museo de la Historia de Ponce, Ponce, Puerto Rico, Architecture Wing, Architects Display, and Eli D. Oquendo-Rodriguez in A Orillas del Mar Caribe: Boceto historico de la Playa de Ponce - Desde sus primeros habitantes hasta principios del siglo XX, 2017, Editorial Akelarre, page 59.), other sources state he was born in Bastia, Corsica, France (crediting Bastia, Corsica, France, see, for example, Encyclopedia Puerto Rico..) Either way, he was a long time resident of Ponce, Puerto Rico.
  2. ^ There is uncertainty as to where Bertoli Calderoni was born. While some sources state he was born in Carrara, Italy (crediting Carrara, Italy, see, for example, Museo de la Historia de Ponce, Ponce, Puerto Rico, Architecture Wing, Architects Display), other sources state he was born in Bastia, Corsica, France (crediting Bastia, Corsica, France, see, for example, Encyclopedia Puerto Rico.) Either way, he was a long time resident resident of Ponce, Puerto Rico.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Museo de la Historia de Ponce, Ponce, Puerto Rico, Architecture Wing, Architects Display.
  2. ^ Neysa Rodriguez Deynes. Breviario sobre la Historia de Ponce y sus Principales Lugares de Interes. 1st edition. 1991. San Juan, PR: Model Offset Printing. Page 53.
  3. ^ Eli D. Oquendo-Rodriguez. Pablo L. Crespo-Vargas, editor. A Orillas del Mar Caribe: Boceto historico de la Playa de Ponce - Desde sus primeros habitantes hasta principios del siglo XX. First edition. June, 2017. Editorial Akelarre. Centro de Estudios e Investigaciones del Sur Oeste de Puerto Rico (CEISCO). Lajas, Puerto Rico. Page 59. Template:ISBN 1547284935 Template:ISBN 978-1547284931
  4. ^ Museo de la Historia de Ponce, Ponce, Puerto Rico, Architecture Wing, Architects Display.
  5. ^ Neysa Rodriguez Deynes. Breviario sobre la Historia de Ponce y sus Principales Lugares de Interes. 1st edition. 1991. San Juan, PR: Model Offset Printing. Page 53.
  6. ^ Eli D. Oquendo-Rodriguez. Pablo L. Crespo-Vargas, editor. A Orillas del Mar Caribe: Boceto historico de la Playa de Ponce - Desde sus primeros habitantes hasta principios del siglo XX. First edition. June, 2017. Editorial Akelarre. Centro de Estudios e Investigaciones del Sur Oeste de Puerto Rico (CEISCO). Lajas, Puerto Rico. Page 59. Template:ISBN 1547284935 Template:ISBN 978-1547284931
  7. ^ Eli D. Oquendo-Rodriguez. Pablo L. Crespo-Vargas, editor. A Orillas del Mar Caribe: Boceto historico de la Playa de Ponce - Desde sus primeros habitantes hasta principios del siglo XX. First edition. June, 2017. Editorial Akelarre. Centro de Estudios e Investigaciones del Sur Oeste de Puerto Rico (CEISCO). Lajas, Puerto Rico. Page 59. Template:ISBN 1547284935 Template:ISBN 978-1547284931
  8. ^ Neysa Rodriguez Deynes. Breviario sobre la Historia de Ponce y sus Principales Lugares de Interes. 1st edition. 1991. San Juan, PR: Model Offset Printing. Page 53.
  9. ^ Neysa Rodriguez Deynes. Breviario sobre la Historia de Ponce y sus Principales Lugares de Interes. 1st edition. 1991. San Juan, PR: Model Offset Printing. Page 53.
  10. ^ En precario la sede ponceña: Incierto futuro para el Centro Cultural. Jason Rodríguez Grafal. La Perla del Sur. 9 March 2011. Accessed 16 March 2011. Weblink Updated 17 March 2018.
  11. ^ NRHP Registration Form. Carlos A. Rubio Cancela. Puerto Rico Office Of Historical Preservation. Page 3. Retrieved 20 December 2013.
  12. ^ Architecture. TravelPonce. Retrieved 18 June 2012.