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Then and Now - Instituto Salome Urena

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Instituto de Señoritas Salomé Ureña de Henriquez 2012
Instituto de Señoritas Salomé Ureña de Henriquez 1940
Girls school Salome Urena de Henriquez 2012
"Instituto de Señoritas" was opened by Dominican poet Salomé Ureña de Henriquez (Salomé Ureña - born October 21, 1850 - died March 6, 1897 from tuberculous). Opened November 3, 1881 the school was the first center of higher education for women in the Dominican Republic. After 5 years open the school boasted its first graduates, 6 female teachers, very uncommon at this time.
Located on Calle 19 de Marzo #56, Ciudad Colonial, Santo Domingo

Plaza de la Poesía has a statue of Ureña.

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(top) Instituto de Señoritas Salomé Ureña de Henriquez in the 1940's.

(bottom)  Ladies School Salomé Ureña de Henriquez August 9, 2012 after it was completely remodeled and waiting for the Presidents arrival to inaugurate the new building.
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