After being passed along for generations, the historical Rafael Acevedo building in Isabel Segunda on the island of Vieques, Puerto Rico is now for sale. We are looking for a new owner to buy and restore it, so that this important part of Vieques history can be preserved.
Built by master builder Pedro Peterson circa 1900, this house is architecturally significant, as it is the best preserved example of the hipped-gable type of Vernacular dwellings in Vieques. It has direct historical significance with the immigrants that came to Vieques between 1823-1898, with elements that reveal a relation to similar homes of popular architecture on the island of Guadeloupe.
The combination of the basic four-room plan, the hipped gable roof, the mediopunto, and the concrete balcony, emphasizes the diversity of the unique and local Vieques architecture.
The PR Historical Preservation Office calls this building an excellent example of the middle-class home of the period. The building is on the SHPO list as a historic structure and is a protected site. It is zoned Sitio Historico. Tax benefits may be available if the new owner were to return this building it to its original state.