Thursday, March 29, 2012

Powerhouse Journey : Samanillo Building - Escolta


Isa sa may magandang Art Deco Building na makikita sa Escolta ang Samanillo Building



Sinu nga ba ang gumawa o nag design ng gusaling ito? Ayun sa kasaysayan ang gusaling ito'y ginawa o dinisenyo ni Andres Luna de San Pedro na gumawa rin ng Regina Building 


According to history this building built in 1928,The building is currently owned by the Sylianteng family who bought it in the 1960's. The building is now known as the First United Building.


| Sign Post : Its gates feature the distinct chevron design, while its facade feature the strong lines of triangles and squares broken by stylized floral patterns. It's now sporting a white color, but articles said that it used to sport a coral pink hue, although it's been explained that this was only during former city mayor (now, city mayor once again) Alfredo Lim. The current owners said that when they bought the building, it already sported its current color. (Source: skycrapercity.com)


Old Samanillo Building

The Samanillo Building 2012

The building also has an elevator that, in lieu of lighted numbers to indicate which floor you are already on, has a dial similar to those found in US buildings built during the same period.

So paano hanggang dito na lang muna ang Samanillo Building - Escolta


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11 comments :

  1. Galing.. tiyak na marami pang historical buildings na nde pa nadiskubre dyan sa may Escolta at Binondo..

    kudos to you for featuring those buildings!

    keep up the good work! ^_^

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  2. it's great to see buildings like this with great architectural features still being used if not preserved.

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  3. Enjoyed reading your featured historical landmarks. keep em coming. Paniguradong hahanapin ko na naman ang building na to pagnapadaan ako sa ay Escolta katulad noong nakarang nagpost ka ng historical building.:)

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  4. I love art deco buildings in Escolta. I dreamed of living in one of the condominiums there. Ganda pa ng pwesto, easy access sa LRT and jeepneys.

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  5. Wow, dami na rin pala talagang napagdaanan nitong Samanillo Building sa Escolta! :) Thanks for featuring buildings, streets and very interesting things in the Metro. Nakakaaliw talaga and very informative :) Keep it up sir!

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  6. I love how they maintained the original features of the building. Architecture is such an important part of history ... no matter where you live.

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  7. Ill be visiting this place soon, Malapit na talaga :D before mg end ang summer pupuntahan ko talaga to

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  8. salamat sa tulad mong blogger na walang sawang magpakita sa amin ng mga larawan ng mga lumang gusaling ito sa Maynila para makita rin ng mga susunod pang henerasyon.

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  9. Napabilib ako, napapansin mo and appreciate ang mga old buildings. I've been to Binondo many times pero di ko masyado napapansin yun buildings. Plus you take time to know yun history ng building. Galing!

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  10. ikaw na master ang naghi2story hehe

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  11. Standout ang building na ito sa ganda!

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