Monday, April 9, 2012

Powerhouse Journey : Calvo Building - Escolta


Isa naman ulit Art Deco na makikita sa Escolta ang Calvo Building.


Narito ang ilan sa mga impormasyon at kasaysayan sa  Calvo Building.



According to history, ***Built in 1933, the Calvo Building currently houses a little known museum illustrating Escolta's rich history, located on its 2nd floor. The museum showcases old photographs of Escolta, old newspapers and magazine clippings and detailed scale models of Escolta’s architectural landmarks by UST architecture students of 1996. It also has an impressive Vintage Bottle and advertisements Collection. 

The Calvo building was the home to the studios and corporate offices of the Republic Broadcasting System. The first signals of radio station DZBB was sent from a makeshift studio on its 4th floor. That company, seven years after, moved to its current location along EDSA and is now more popularly known as GMA7.


The Escolta Museum is open on Sundays with a P50 admission fee. Just ask the guard on duty for the museum.


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***History Information from Arkitektura

16 comments :

  1. the beauty of old things... :) nice

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  2. di ko eto napapansin pag npapadaan ako ng escolta!
    tnx for the info

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  3. @bok... thanks
    @palakanton. hahaha ganun? sayang nama!!

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  4. I didn't know that Escolta is a musuem, di ko man lang to pinapasin before. tsk

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  5. can we take a pic inside, that was so cheap to enter a museum Id like to visit sometimes

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  6. Ang sipag mo mag Escolta ha. Super nice tlg mga old buildings jan. Cheers!!

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  7. Gusto ko puntahan yung art deco na yan ... Promise.

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  8. I wanna see what's inside of Escolta Museum. Hehe.

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  9. This is another interesting place to see.. :) Thanks for sharing, hope to visit this soon. :)

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  10. I would love to see the museum. It's fun looking at vintage items.

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  11. wow, this is a museum? ive never been there!

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  12. Old structures in Manila should be inspected
    on a regular basis...
    meron kasing mga buildings na kailangan nang iparenovate.
    mabuti na lng ang mga ito, mukhang preserved at repainted.

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  13. P50 for entrance fee pwede na!

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  14. so it's a museum pala, hehe pinansin ko lang kase yung restau sa baba eh hehe

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  15. I love the color of this building! Imagine all houses in Manila with that color plus orange and more light pink...like Venice!

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