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Archive and Research
The Popenoe Archive is composed of a variety of documents. Letters from the Popenoe family, institutional and professional mail, photographs, visit records from the house, among others. In this section, the visitor will find interesting examples of the archive, which are an invaluable historical treasure.
Did you know that the influence of Casa Popenoe is so big, that a family built a replica in Pasadena, California? It was built in the 1940s, and the main difference is that the house in California has metal balconies. Casa Popenoe has wooden balconies, but they originally, they were made out of metal as well.
Did you know that Casa Popenoe has the only pigeon loft from the XVIII century, and that is open to the public? It is like a tiny city inside the house, composed of 132 "bedrooms" for each pigeon couple; each one has its own door and window!
Did you know that Casa Popenoe has one of the few examples of a hydraulic system from the colonial period in Guatemala? The water system is so complex, that historians, archaeologists, and engineers still study it.