[PHOTOS] Lipa and Balayan Public Markets, American Colonial Era - Batangas History, Culture and Folklore

[PHOTOS] Lipa and Balayan Public Markets, American Colonial Era

Especially in the early years of the American colonial period, the Bureau of Public works was kept busy building infrastructures which by and large the previous colonial power – i.e. Spain – failed to give much attention to. These included roads, markets, administrative and school buildings, hospitals and even public markets, to name a few.

Below, a photograph of a busy market scene in the then-town of Lipa, circa 1913. To the left of the picture, only partially visible, were “tiendas” (presumably more market stalls) that were still under construction.
Lipa Public Market 1913
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Below, meanwhile, is a photograph of the newly-completed “standard design” market in the Municipality of Balayan taken around the same time.
Balayan Public Market c. 1913
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Notes and references:
Both the images above are from the October 1913 edition of the Bureau of Public Works Quarterly Bulletin.

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