The Catalogue includes a description of documents, photographs, and maps, that will jointly serve the purpose of interpreting the history of the site's historic walls, and the adjoining neighborhood of Puerta de Tierra, presenting its historic, military, economic, social, architectural, and cultural dimensions, highlighting Fort San Cristobal as a historic icon in the urban development of this portion of the Islet, from the second half of the 19th century until the early 1920s.
We would like to thank the people who have been indispensable in the preparation and publication of this Catalogue. Without their contributions it would not have been possible to disseminate this information on the documentary material of incalculable value to researches in Spain and in Puerto Rico: Dr. Luis E. González-Vales, Official Historian of Puerto Rico; Milagros Flores-Román, Historian and Coordinator of the Catalogue; Dr. Aníbal Sepúlveda, Dr. Silvia álvarez-Curbelo, Dr. Arturo Bird-Carmona, University of Puerto Rico, Department of History; Dr. Mayra Rosario, Prof. Lolita Luque de Sánchez, Dra. Margari¬ta Flores, Prof. José Arrigoitia-Cruz, Escuela de Artes Plásticas, Chancellor Marimar Benítez; Joeanally González; Color Images, Sra. Wanda de León.
Walter J. Chaves
San Juan National Historic Site
Autor: Grupo Editorial EPRL
Published: April 18, 2008.