Iloilo City Cultural Heritage: Loreto Ledesma House

Loreto Ledesma House is located at Washington St., Brgy. Democracia, Jaro, Iloilo City. This is the house on the left before you reach the bridge of Tabuc Suba. The best landmark you can have is the location across Jaro Police Station.

Loreto Ledesma House
Photo by: National Historical Commission of the Philippines

In a post by NHCP, it described the Loreto Ledesma Ancestral House was built in the 1820s and held a significant role in the religious and social history of Jaro, Iloilo. The house is also an example of a unique architectural style called arquitectura mestiza and reflects the development of Philippine domestic architecture during the 18th and 19th centuries.

Read also: List of Iloilo City Cultural Heritage Sites

Loreto Ledesma Ancestral House

Loreto Ledesma Ancestral House Iloilo

On February 7, 2023, the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) led by its OIC-Executive Director Carminda R. Arevalo, will unveil the historical marker, “Ledesma Ancestral House”.

Loreto Ledesma House Turnover
Photo by: National Historical Commission of the Philippines

OIC-Exec. Dir. Arevalo has officially turned over the marker to Engr. Jose P. Alma Jose, a descendant of Don Luis Ledesma Villalobos. Dr. Alicia P. Magos, Ph.D. was the witness during the signing of the certificate of transfer.

Loreto Ledesma House Marker
Photo by: National Historical Commission of the Philippines

The marker states:

LEDESMA ANCESTRAL HOUSE

DECLARED A HERITAGE HOUSE PURSUANT TO BOARD RESOLUTION NO. 14 S. 2022 OF THE NATIONAL HISTORICAL COMMISSION OF THE PHILIPPINES.

 

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