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Former site of the Manila High School

The market known as the Parian de San Jose once stood on this site from 1783-1860. Established by Governor-General Jose Basco, 1738; then demolished, 1860.

This site was then occupied by the Escuela Municipal de Niñas from 1892-1899. It was renamed as the Manila Grammar School and American High School, 1899-1905, then as the Manila High School, 1906.

An undated US Colonial Era postcard featuring the Manila High School. Photo from the Carlos P. Romulo Foundation
An undated US Colonial Era postcard featuring the Manila High School. Photo from the Carlos P. Romulo Foundation.

It was renamed again as the Manila South High School in 1921; then as the Araullo High School, 1930.

It was destroyed during the Second World War. The name reverted to Manila High School in 1958.

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