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College of San Juan de Letran

Colegio de San Juan de Letran

 
 
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By I.G.V.Atajar, January 1, 2003
1. College of San Juan de Letran Marker
Inscription. Founded by Diego de Santa Maria, O.P., in 1630. This institution absorbed the school of Juan Geronimo Guerrero in 1638. In 1648, after its building had been detroyed by the earthquake of 1645. The College was removed to the Parian, on which site it has remained since 1669. Its Tercentenary was celebrated in 1930. This remodeled building was blessed on October 31, 1937, by Rev. Martin Guillet, O.P.

A separate marker about the College of San Juan de Letran, seen in the picture below, reads:
Here stands the Colegio de San Juan de Letran. School established from two institutions: the Colegio de Los Ninos Huerfanos de San Juan de Letran (1620) founded by Juan Alonso Jeronimo Guerrero and Colegio de Huerfanos de San Pedro y San Pablo (1632) founded by Dominican lay brother Diego de Santa Maria. Guerrero's school granted royal patronage in 1632.

Merged in 1649 as exclusive school for boys under the name Colegio de San Juan de Letran. Permanently settled in this site in 1668. Declared ecclesiastical college in 1690 and Colegio de Primera Clase en Filipina in 1865. Three-story building built in 1937. Damaged in 1941 and 1945. Reopened in 1946. One of the two original schools remaining in Intramuros today.
 
Erected 1941 by Philippine Historical
College of San Juan de Letran Marker image. Click for full size.
By I.G.V.Atajar, January 1, 2003
2. College of San Juan de Letran Marker
Committee.
 
Location. 14° 35.624′ N, 120° 58.631′ E. Marker is in Intramuros, Manila. Marker is on Muralla Street near Anda Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 151 Muralla St., Intramuros, Manila 02 527, Philippines.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mother Francisca del Espiritu Santo (a few steps from this marker); Beaterio-Colegio de Santa Catalina (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); In Memory of the Victims of Military Sexual Slavery during the Second World War (about 180 meters away); Hospital de San Juan de Dios (about 210 meters away); Cruceiro (about 210 meters away); Andres Bonifacio (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Plaza de Espaņa (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Santo Domingo Church and Convent (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Intramuros.
 
Also see . . .  History of the College of San Juan de Letran. (Submitted on December 11, 2009.)
 
Categories. Education
 
College of San Juan de Letran image. Click for full size.
By I.G.V.Atajar, January 4, 2003
3. College of San Juan de Letran
Old Colegio de San Juan de Letran image. Click for full size.
By I.G.V.Atajar, January 1, 2003
4. Old Colegio de San Juan de Letran
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 8, 2009, by I.G.V.Atajar of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 2,563 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 8, 2009, by I.G.V.Atajar of San Jose, California. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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