ERNESTO DELA CRUZ ANCESTRAL HOUSE - Mabalacat, Pampanga. Date of construction- Late 1800's. The grand house is a two-storey structure with a wooden upper floor and stone/concrete ground floor. The structure is supported by massive square columns and adobe arches. The massiveness of the house is softened by sliding louvered windows with the traditional ventanillas. The continuous 'media agua' below the roof enchances the elegant composition of the house. An unsual feature of this house is the interesting hip roof system enhanced by several dormers.
LIMJOCO HOUSE - Candaba, Pampanga. Date of construction- 1890's. The Limjoco House is a two storey 'bahay-na-bato'. The ground floor with walls of adoba stone is straight forward in design with minimal ornamentations. The upper floor exterior wall is tastefully punctured with sliding capiz windows interpersed with decorated wood panels. The vetanillas complete the uncluttered design of the house. As additional protection from the rains for the upper floor windows, a continuous 'media agua' was installed. Supported by curved rods. The house is still in good condition. During the time of the Huk invasion, Hukbalahaps entereo this house looking for guns.