Mayagüez Municipal Asylum

Historic social services facility in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
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Asilo de Ancianos de Mayaguez
Asilo de Pobres
Asilo Municipal
Asilo de Ancianos de Mayagüez
Mayaguez Municipal Asylum
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latitude18.196
longitude-67.142
precision0.001
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9/2/2009
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Asilo de Ancianos de Mayagüez, also known as Asilo De Pobres or Asilo Municipal, was originally built, in the Classical Revival style, as a shelter for the poor. For some time, Salvador Agrón, the inspiration for the Broadway musical The Capeman, lived in the building with his mother. In 1962 it became Asylum for the elderly. The idea for the Asylum for the poor began with a campaign to build it by Salvador Suau y Mulet when he was Mayor of Mayagüez. The number of elderly increased, and in 1967 occupational therapy and arts and craft were added by the Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul, they also run the laundry, cafeteria, pharmacy and others. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985. In 2016 the elderly residents where relocated to a larger and newer building near the Eugenio María de Hostos Airport.
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