Quezon Heritage House
In 1922, Manuel Quezon and his family received an offer of residency at the affluent Hacienda Hernady, also known as Magdalena Estate which would later become New Manila. The house was built on Number 45 Gilmore Street in the Neoclassical style. It had high walls and large windows to draw in the fresh air, which benefited Quezon’s ailing health from contracting tuberculosis. Quezon and his wife Aurora, slept in separate rooms on the second floor. This was to ensure that Dona Aurora would not contract the disease. The property was also the family’s “Weekend House” and a gathering place for friends, and high-profile guests.
The original lot in New Manila was 6,000 square meters and was compressed down to 771 when it was relocated to Quezon City. The house was transferred to be able to preserve the legacy of Manuel Quezon by opening it to the public. It is now known as the Quezon Heritage House.
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