Then & Now – Casa de las Academias

Then & Now – Casa de las Academias – Casa de Lilís

Casa de las Academias also known as Casa de Lilís is a unique building with a beautiful French-style balcony. It was at one time the home of President Ulises Heureaux, then the Oficinas de la Aduanas (Customs offices) and now the Casa de las Academias.

These pictures are from 1917 and, 100 years later, in 2017.

Oficinas de la Aduanas before Casa del dictador Ulises Heureaux 1917
Oficinas de la Aduanas before Casa del dictador Ulises Heureaux 1917

This was the home of Ulises Hilarión Heureaux Lebert and family. His nickname was Lilís. Heureaux was president of the Dominican Republic from 1 September 1882 to 1 September 1884, from 6 January to 27 February 1887 and again from 30 April 1889 maintaining power between his terms until his assassination by Ramon Caceres. (Wikipedia- Ulises Heureaux)

Casa de las Academias 2017
Casa de las Academias 2017

The building, located on Calle Las Mercedes, is now home to the Casa de las Academias is known as the Seat of the Academies of History, Language and Sciences/ Sede de las Academias de Historia, de la Lengua y de la Ciencias.

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