Another historic house in Malolos is the 19th-century Don Jose Bautista Ancestral House, which served as the office of the Secretaria de Fomento during the First Philippine Republic. It frequently hosted Manila-based visitors, including Jose Rizal in 1892.
This ancestral house was built in 1855 by one of the prominent Filipino-Chinese families in Malolos.
It was reconstructed in the art nouveau style in 1877. A frequent host to Manila-based visitors, including Jose Rizal, the house has a rare feature of female caryatids on the second-floor facade.
It also served as the Secretaria de Fomento during the First Philippine Republic.