Plaza Miranda in front of Quiapo church, Manila, Philippines, 1945-1946

Looking towards Quezon Blvd taken from the general vicinity of the main entrance to Quiapo Church. I suspect that this picture was taken the same day as the State Theater photograph. On the roof of the building under the Verbena sign is “Times” on a arrow pointing to the left. Below and to the right on a store is a sign that looks like “Quiapo Club”. On to the right is what looks like it may be “Far Eastern Drug Co.”


This picture was in an American serviceman's photo album. It is a snapshot the soldier took while in the Philippines after WWII.


This photograph is in my personal collection.

  • kduting 3y

    The foreground seems to be Plaza Miranda in front of Quiapo church. A little further should be Quezon blvd. The word TIMES might mean Times theater. I think the ruins at right is now occupied by Mercury drugs.
  • Jeric Chua 3y

    Kduting is right, this is Plaza Miranda facing the Quezon Blvd taken from the general vicinity of the main entrance to Quiapo Church.
  • John Tewell 3y

    kduting Jeric Chua
    Thank you kduting and mayoncon for the quickly identifying this place.
  • Beyond Forgetting 3y

    Under the Verbena sign is Farmacia Oro and across the R Hidalgo Street to the North is Fargo Department Store and farther North would be Times Theater toward FEU. To East on R Hidalgo Street would be Cine Metro, and farther East would be MLQ and farther toward San Sebastian Church would be JRC. This was my place of business ... Plaza Miranda.
  • Beyond Forgetting 3y

    Beautiful photo JTPilot.
  • John Tewell 3y

    Hi Bren,
    I am glad you are enjoying the photos from the area of your younger years, I though of you when I bought them. I do have a few more that I will be soon posting.
  • Beyond Forgetting 3y

    Thanks to you, John
  • Juan's Evolution 3y

    The railway infront of the church going across Quezon Blvd. was gone, that it became Plaza Miranda.
  • sirvictorius 3y

    Thanks Sir John, very nice picture. may i share this one?
  • John Tewell 3y

    I thought I responded to this but it is not showing here and for that I apologize. Yes of course you may share this.
  • Beyond Forgetting 3y

    One thing I remember about this place is also my uncle - Tio Turing. He did "established" a reputation in this place. in the late 40's.
  • carcol 0929 2y

    Do you have a photograph of the wooden bridge overpass that span the width of Quezon Blvd? This would have been circa 1950's. An underpass took its place in the 1960's.
  • Juan's Evolution 2y

    I think I have 2 photos of the wooden footbridge .
  • Beyond Forgetting 2y

    Juan's Evolution Were they posted somewhere?
  • kemosabay2 2y

    if you guys can post more of the older photos just after the war a lot of older people like myself would greatly appreciate it.thank you
  • Beyond Forgetting 2y

    Will try and hunt for more for our viewing pleasure to remember the by gone days of old!
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Taken on May 27, 2012

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