“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Intramuros, Manila, Philippines — National Capital Region

Tomas Mapua


Tomas Mapu Marker image. Click for full size.
By I.G.V.Atajar, January 1, 2003
1. Tomas Mapu Marker
Inscription. Educator and first registered architect. Born in Manila, December 21,1888. Studied at Ateneo de Manila and Liceo de Manila, completed secondary education at Boones Preparatory School in Berkeley, California, 1907. Obtained the degree of bachelor in architecture Cornell University, 1911. Started as draftsman, 1912-1913, and then became supervising architect, 1917-1928, at Bureau of Public Works. Supervised construction of several government buildings. Established Mapua Institute of Technology, January 1925, co-founder and of the presidents of the Philippine Institute Councilors of Manila. Awarded a Gold medal of Honor and a certificate of Recognition by the Philippine Institute of Architects and Cultural Award in Architecture by the city of Manila 1964. Died December 22, 1965.
Erected 1989 by Philippine Historical Committee.
Location. 14° 35.422′ N, 120° 58.726′ E. Marker is in Intramuros, Manila. Marker is on Muralla Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Intramuros, Manila 02 527, Philippines.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. San Francisco Church and Convent (here, next to this marker); Chapel of the Franciscan Venerable Third Order
Mapua Institute of Technology image. Click for full size.
By I.G.V.Atajar, January 1, 2003
2. Mapua Institute of Technology
(within shouting distance of this marker); Manila High School (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Simbahan at Kumbento ng Recoletos (about 210 meters away); Hospital de San Juan de Dios (about 210 meters away); Lourdes Church and Convent (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Mother Francisca del Espiritu Santo (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); College of San Juan de Letran (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Intramuros.
Categories. Notable Persons
Credits. This page was last revised on July 24, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 8, 2009, by I.G.V.Atajar of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 1,872 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 8, 2009, by I.G.V.Atajar of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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