The origin of the house appears to date back to the sixteenth century, when the lands of its location formed part of a great plot owned by the Dominican Monastery and the former University of St. Thomas Aquinas. From this period, barely some traces of a well were found merging with the adjoining house to the south, the facade wall and its alignment with the old calle de San José (today the 19 de Marzo). ￼In the early nineteenth century, the spacious property of the Dominican Monastery was neither used nor duly attended. Some huts were built behind the wall surrounding the property. There, some doors and windows were opened to provide access to new modest dwellings that were located behind. When the Convent property was abandoned at the beginning of the Haitian Invasion (1822-1844), the site was gradually occupied by the homes of modest townsmen. Several homes of brittle materials were built in this area, reason why in the late nineteenth century, huts and thatched houses with palm roofing still existed. ￼City Council resolutions of the late nineteenth century demanded for the new and improved houses to no longer use palm roofing, or wooden shingle walls, like in the old huts. The walls needed to be built using stone and brick masonry. The houses had to feature roofs made from galvanized iron sheets on wooden structures as minimum requirement. ￼In 1932, the proposed changes posed new concrete-based interior subdivisions, as well as new roofing, now made with reinforced concrete blocks. ￼In 1939, the address appears listed in the cadastral documents as 19 de Marzo #21, and more recently it is mentioned as #115. ￼The small house impresses by its development towards the interior of the block. Built spaces are perceived as built in their time along with the new ones the project has proposed. In the recently completed project feature works made to establish a first-class accommodation, part of the Casas del XVI complex. ￼The décor was inspired by maps, from reproductions of historical maps of the island, the Caribbean Sea and the City of Santo Domingo. Besides being suitable, the topic is a didactic element for guests staying at this sophisticated establishment.