In 1888, 21 Filipinas bravely petitioned the Governor-General for an educational institution for women. The night school, built on this site would teach women the Spanish language.
The petition was frowned upon by the Spanish friars, while it was praised by Jose Rizal in his letter, “Sa mga kababayang dalaga sa Malolos.”
It paved the way for Instituto de Mujeres.
There is an NHCP historical marker in Malolos that memorializes the place where once stood the Bahay Paaralan ng mga Kababaihan ng Malolos or the Instituto de Mujeres, which was the fruit of the petition by young women of Malolos to Governor General Valeriano Weyler. This act was praised by Jose Rizal in a letter to the said women. Today, only a stone wall remains at the spot where the school once stood.