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Sampaloc, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
 

University of Santo Tomas

Universidad de Sto. Tomas

 

—Main Building —

 
University of Santo Tomas Marker <i>Panel 1</i> image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, January 18, 2013
1. University of Santo Tomas Marker Panel 1
Inscription.
Panel 1:
Founded in 1611 by legacy of Archbishop Miguel de Benavides. Authorized to confer degrees in 1624. Granted university privileges in 1645 by Innocent X upon Philip IV’s request. Made a royal university in 1785 by Charles III and a pontifical university in 1902 by Leo XIII. Oldest university under the American flag. This building designed and constructed under the supervision of Rev. Roque Ruaño, O.P., was solemnly inaugurated on July 2, 1927.


Panel 2:
Commemorating the inaugu-
ration and dedication of
the Main Building of the
Pontifical and Royal
University of Sto. Tomas
on November 12, 1927

Rev. Dr. Fr. Serapio Tamayo [Rector] – Elizabeth Bowers [Sponsor]

Artes Liberales Comercio
Diplomacia Y
Servicio Consular
Arquitectura Y
Bellas Artes

Escuela Normal
Curso de Enfirmeras
Ingenieria Mecanica
Y Elect
Quimica Industrial
R. Dr. Fr. Silvestre Sancho, O.P.
Rector Manificus

1940

 
Erected 1935 by Historical Research and Markers Committee, Philippine Islands.
 
Location. 14° 36.589′ N, 120° 59.368′ E. Marker is in Sampaloc, Manila, Metro
University of Santo Tomas Marker <i>Panel 2</i> [1940] image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, January 18, 2013
2. University of Santo Tomas Marker Panel 2 [1940]
Manila. Marker is on Plaza Major just north of España Street. Click for map. Marker panels are on the wall of the open-air foyer at the front entrance to the university's "Main Building" (1927) on the north side of the Plaza Mayor which is at the center of the campus, bounded on the northwest by Osmeña Drive and on the southeast by Quezon Drive. Marker is in this post office area: Sampaloc, Manila, Metro Manila 1015, Philippines.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Santo Tomas Internment Camp (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named University of Santo Tomas (within shouting distance of this marker); William J. Burke (approx. 1.7 kilometers away in Manila); Roman Ongpin (approx. 1.9 kilometers away in Manila); Ang Simbahan ng Binondo (approx. 2 kilometers away in Manila); Philippine Post Office (approx. 2 kilometers away in Manila); Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish Church (approx. 2 kilometers away); The New Plaza San Lorenzo Ruiz (approx. 2 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Sampaloc, Manila.
 
Also see . . .  UST History. (Submitted on March 19, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. The Catholic University of the Philippines;
Entrance to the "Main" Building - University of Santo Tomas image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, January 29, 2013
3. Entrance to the "Main" Building - University of Santo Tomas
Pontifical and Royal; "UST"; Engineer-Friar, Fr. Roque Ruaño, O.P.; Bishop Miguel de Benavides, O.P.; National Cultural Treasure of the Philippines, 2010

 
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UST "Main" Building (1927) - viewed from across the <i>Plaza Major</i> image. Click for full size.
By Grace C. Miller, January 18, 2013
4. UST "Main" Building (1927) - viewed from across the Plaza Major
- markers are on the building wall, in the shade of the open air, exterior foyer, lower middle.
Liberation of the internment camp at the University of Santo Tomas in 1945 image. Click for full size.
By U.S. Army Signal Corps, April 1945
5. Liberation of the internment camp at the University of Santo Tomas in 1945
Note the marker panels of 1935 and 1940 - in place on opposite sides of the Main Building entrance where they remain today.
Seal of the University of Santo Tomas image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, January 29, 2013
6. Seal of the University of Santo Tomas
 
 
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