May 23, 2011

Hacienda

The commercial, residential and shopping complexes that are now Greenhills and Ortigas Center, which straddle four cities in Metro Manila, began as part of the estate of the Augustinian Order in the Philippines. The religious order sold 4,033 hectares to a group of prominent Spanish-Filipino businessmen in 1920 who called it Hacienda de Mandaloyon (or Mandaloyong). This relief map of the origins of the area—and the history of the company that founded it—is in the tiny Ortigas Park.

Hacienda de Mandaloyong relief at Ortigas Park

7 comments:

George said...

Thanks for the interesting history of this tract of land.

AB said...

I like the birds on the map.

Jacob said...

You have so many fascinating historical antecedents in the Manila area! Not all of them were favorable to the Filipinos but they are note-worthy history-wise.

Kaori said...

Very interesting how they've kept the history alive! :D

Al said...

Very interesting - I love maps, especially old ones. I love how the area surrounding the map is dark in this photo.

Photo Cache said...

very interesting factoid.

Lois said...

Very interesting information Hilda. I like the birds too!