The Featured Document series presents records from the National Archives of the Philippines’ Spanish Documents Section, Section 1. This collection of about 450 fonds totaling about 9 million pages is comprised of maps, plans, designs, sketches and more. Other items from this Section have been featured in past exhibits and publications produced by the NAP.
The document selected deals with a project of the Spanish authorities for the repair of the Ilocos Sur Administrative House in Vigan. The document comes from a file which includes the plan of the Administrative House showing the principal and posterior façades, plans for the sections as well as the ground and upper floors. The main plan also shows other structures in the complex such the Parochial House, the new school (in construction), a storeroom in ruins, the Diocesan Seminary, the Office of the Carabineers, and the Vigan Court House. The main plan is designed by the Master of the Works, Sr. D. Rafael Javier and dated February 1879, Manila.
The file also includes the work coverage and the budget.