They say home is where the heart is, and here in Quezon City, lying right in the heart of the city – the Quezon Memorial Circle – is the Quezon Heritage House, a replica of the Quezon Family house, which served as the refuge after they come back to Manila after World War II.
It was believed that the Quezon Heritage House is the only existing house that is affiliated to the Quezons. Two years after his battle with tuberculosis, President Quezon gave up his life on August 1st, 1944. The following year, the family returned to Manila and purchased the so-called Quezon Heritage House is Gilmore, New Manila.
The Quezon Heritage House is a two-story house that possesses neoclassic style, which is a common theme during the American colonization. Some Roman arches and Greek posts and lintels are also to be found inside the main house, which clearly states the grand taste and style of the family.
The room that was used by Dona Aurora when she was older can also be found on the ground floor. There’s also a guest room and another dining room in this level, and it was said that it was used when the Avanceñas (in-laws of the younger Quezons) started occupying the house.
Our tour guided ended our trip by sharing that sixty percent of the materials from the original house were used in this replica house here in Quezon Memorial Circle.