How Churches in Balayan, Bauan, Ibaan, Lemery, Lipa, San Jose, San Juan, Tanauan and Taysan Looked Like in 1911 - Batangas History, Culture and Folklore

How Churches in Balayan, Bauan, Ibaan, Lemery, Lipa, San Jose, San Juan, Tanauan and Taysan Looked Like in 1911

The images were all taken in the year 1911 by the American Luther Parker, who first came to the Philippines in 1901 and stayed in the Philippines until 1931. He worked in the Bureau of Education and rose to the position of Superintendent. He retired in 1926.

He travelled extensively around the Philippines and amassed an amazing collection of pictures of peoples and places he visited. These pictures have been preserved in digital form and are publicly available at the National Library of the Philippines’ online presence.
Old Church
An old church in Batangas.
For some curious reason, although he took numerous pictures to depict the culture of the country in his visits to many places, those he took in Batangas were mostly limited to religious edifices. In this collection, for instance, all pictures fall under the religious edifice category except for one street scene in Lipa and a picture of houses in Lemery destroyed by an earthquake preceding the 1911 eruption of Taal Volcano.

Note that the captions under the pictures in this post are as Parker himself wrote; and that he spelled Taysan as Taisan and Tanauan as Tanauan.

Balayan
Balayan
View of Church at Balayan. The old capital of Batangas.

Balayan Church
View of church at Balayan, Batangas.
Batangas Town
Immaculate Conception Church Batangas
Church. Batangas, Batangas Province.
Bauan
Bauan Church
View of church at Bauan, Batangas.

Bauan Church Side View
Side view of Church at Bauan, Batangas.

Street in Bauan
View in Bauan, Batangas showing church tower.
Ibaan
Ibaan Church
Partial view of the Ibaan Church and convent, Ibaan, Batangas.

Ibaan convent
Convent at Ibaan.

Ibaan church
Facade of Ibaan church. Ibaan, Batangas.
Lemery
Lemery church
View of church at Lemery, Batangas.

Lipa
Lipa church
Church at Lipa, Batangas.

Lipa church
Church at Lipa, Batangas.
San Jose
San Jose Church
Church at San Jose, Batangas.
San Juan
San Juan church
View of Church at San Juan de Bocboc.
Tanauan
Tanauan church
Church at Tanawan, Batangas.

Tanauan church
Church at Tanawan, Batangas.

Tanauan convent
Convent at Tanawan, Batangas.
Taysan
Taysan church
View of Church at Taisan, Batangas.

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