Hotel de Haro

Posted June 1, 2016 at 5:56 am by

The Sunset Suite at Roche Harbor's Hotel de Haro, circa 1900 - SJ Museum photo

The Sun­set Suite at Roche Har­bor’s Hotel de Haro, cir­ca 1900 — SJ Muse­um photo

Here’s this mon­th’s his­to­ry col­umn from the San Juan His­tor­i­cal Society…

This month’s peek into the past shows us a rel­a­tive­ly rare inte­ri­or pho­to­graph from about 1900. This scene shows two peo­ple relax­ing in what is now the Sun­set Suite of the Hotel de Haro at Roche Har­bor, which is cel­e­brat­ing its 130th birth­day this year. We wish we had a pho­to tak­en inside the hotel that first year of 1886, but we don’t think there is one. 

Roche Har­bor has more recent­ly expand­ed its ded­i­ca­tion to the preser­va­tion of island his­to­ry to include gen­er­ous finan­cial sup­port and dona­tion of lime works arti­facts to the San Juan His­tor­i­cal Society’s new “muse­um with­in a muse­um,” the Muse­um of His­to­ry and Indus­try (MHI).

Come vis­it the MHI, a work in progress (and much progress has been made!), on the grounds of the San Juan His­tor­i­cal Muse­um.

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  1. Cool! And a piano, no less! Is there a pho­to of what the suite looks like now??

    Comment by Stephanie Prima on June 1, 2016 at 4:30 pm
  2. Pho­tos of the new­ly remod­eled Sun­set Suite have been post­ed by Roche Har­bor on their Face­book page. Look in their pho­to album for the Hotel de Haro. The pho­tos post­ed on Trip Advi­sor, etc. were tak­en pri­or to the suit­e’s new look.

    Comment by Robin Jacobson on June 4, 2016 at 7:15 am

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