This photograph is part of a series showing mostly construction projects undertaken by the Bureau of Public Works during the American colonial era. All photographs have been digitally extracted from the Quarterly Bulletins1 of the bureau and processed using graphics editing software to improve quality. It goes without saying that the eventual output of each extract was always going to be dependent on the quality of the original scan.
Among these aforementioned projects was the construction of the Municipal Building, called presidencia at the time, in the town of Bauan. About this new building, the 1931 Annual Report of the Director of the Bureau of Public Works had this to say: