Thursday, 28 October 1999

Museum Feature: Felipe Agoncillo Mansion and Monument (Taal, Batangas)


Felipe Agoncillo Mansion and Monument

Agoncillo Mansion dining room
The 2-storey Felipe Agoncillo Mansion and Monument is the birthplace of Felipe Agoncillo, the husband of Marcela  who was appointed by Pres. Emilio Aguinaldo as ambassador to the U.S. to campaign for recognition of Philippine independence.  He is considered as the first Philippine diplomat.  In the well-manicured front garden is a prominent brass statue of Felipe.
Known as the White House, this mansion is also known as the Don Gregorio R. Agoncillo (nephew of Felipe) Museum and is now a National Historical Landmark.  As we were accompanied by the store caretaker, we were allowed passage.  On the second floor are Edwardian and Spanish-inspired antique, 1800s to early 1900s furniture and choice period items plus busts of the Agoncillo ancestors.    
Felipe Agoncillo Mansion and Monument: J.P. Rizal St., Brgy. Poblacion 13, Taal, Batangas

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