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La Casita de Don Pedro

Address

2625 W. Division St.

Neighborhood

Humboldt Park

Description

La Casita de Don Pedro is a living public art project, created by the willing hands of volunteers and celebrating the Puerto Rican nationalist leader after whom it is named. A walled garden featuring a statue of Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos is designed in red mosaics and star-shaped forms to display the Puerto Rican flag. At the back of the property is a single-room, traditional Puerto Rican style house—la casita—with a zinc roof and porch. Since the late 1990s, La Casita has offered the Humboldt Park community a variety of cultural services and is frequently the site of Bomba and Plena musical performances.