This house, located on the former calle del Arquillo, is an example of evolution and influence of their times. Each century left its mark, and traces of years passed are felt between their old spaces. ￼The sixteenth-century house, recently-restored, is still present. Thus, its original plot, physical plant and rooms distribution still persist. The thick walls that once formed a two-level home still stand, reason for its typical distribution of social and private family areas in the high floor, and all service quarters below; kitchen, storage, laundries and others, with access from the street, through the portal of entry and hallway.It is possible the house featured a driveway. ￼Towards the patio, is the typical arcade. In this case, a splendid three pointed arches opening onto the patio. Towards the facade feature typical doors and lintelled windows, those attractive ones embedded in the thick walls that filter outside views into the interior of the house. ￼These elements were highly prized by the Spaniards who came from Andalusia and Extremadura in the old days. Afterwards, once their descendents established here, by the 18th Century, they were not equally valued. If then these elements were ruined or threatened to collapse, they were removed. So this manor boarded up the old arcade remained hidden since then, and there is only a thick wall with solid doors. ￼The front of the house is now a regular succession of walls, windows and doors, all of them the same distance apart. The holes above are atop the bottom. ￼The house underwent several restoration processes at different times. From those times the best elements can be observed coexisting harmoniously within a venue filled of alluring details. ￼ In 1893, the remarkable educator and national poet Salomé Ureña, married to Francisco Henríquez y Carvajal moved into this house, and lived her last four years. They were parents to humanist Pedro Henríquez Ureña and the distinguished Max and Camila Henríquez Ureña. The latter was born in said house. The contributions made to Dominican and Latin American culture by this family are of extraordinary importance in education and literature.