It’s always nice to visit a historical site in the country. My most recent, a trip Talisay City, Negros Occidental for The Talisay Mansion Ruins.
This mansion was owned by Don Mariano Ledesma Lacson. It was built after the death of his wife, Maria Braga, and became Don Mariano’s residence and his unmarried children.
His Mansion is the largest residential structure ever built during that time.
A-grade mixture of concrete and its strict pouring was precisely followed. Final touches to the walls were made with egg white mixed with cement to give that marble-like finish.
The Mansion’s Structure
During World War II, the structure met a sad fate. USAFFE (United States Armed Forces of Far East) and the guerrilla fighters in the Philippines, burned the Mansion to prevent the Japanese forces from utilizing it as their headquarters.
They initially poured 3 drums of gasoline to ignite the floors of the Mansion but nothing happened. They went back to burn them again but this time with 2 drums of gasoline and 4 drums of used crude oil.
Ruins Structural Details
Despite the inferno that it underwent, bringing down the roof and 2 inches wooden floors, the structure still stands and has withstood the ravages of the time mainly due to over sized steel bars and the A-grade mixture of concrete used to built Lacson’s Mansion.
Now, the Talisay Mansion Ruins is a majestic historical structure that both local and foreign tourists who are visiting Bacolod should see.
Another Bonggang Trip ito!