The Syquia Mansion is a wonderful example of bahay na bato architecture prevalent during the later Spanish Colonial Era. The typical structure consisted of a ground floor made of stone or brick and mortar with the upper floors of wood. No cement, no hollow blocks, no steel bars. No blueprints either. This mansion was built using a craftsman’s expert eye and traditional building materials.
The original structure was built in 1830 by the Ang Co family and was given as dowry by Justo Angco on his daughter Estephania’s marriage to Gregorio Syquia in 1875. Over time, Gregorio and Estephania added and altered the mansion to fit their growing family, and so also did their descendants.