The photo below is of a beautiful tree-lined road described as the central street of the then-town of Tanauan, at Kilometer 71 of the Manila-Batangas Road. The road must have been right smack in the middle of the poblacion or town center as it is called in the Philippines.
|A 1914 photo of the central street in Tanauan. Image digitally extracted from the July 1914 edition of the Bureau of Public Works Quarterly Bulletin.|
The road is just an example of the many road construction projects being undertaken at the time by the Bureau of Public Works under the American colonial government.
Notes and references:
1 “Bureau of Public Works Quarterly Bulletin, Volume 2 No. 4,” compiiled by C.A. Tansill, published July 1914 in Manila by the Bureau of Public Works.