Juan Flores House
Historic Inarajan, Guam
Built in the mid-1930s, the Juan Flores House is an example of pre-war architecture in Guam. The home is known for its ifit wood framing which supports the ifit plank flooring; the tabique lath and plaster walls; the staircase; and manposteria bodega. During the Japanese Occupation the house was used as a dispensary. Following the Liberation of Guam, the Flores family welcomed several displaced families from the village to stay in the house. Situated by the village's main road, Salai Haya now San Jose Street, the house was used by the family for many celebrations, most especially the Inarajan village fiestas.
In 2016 with the assistance of the Guam Preservation Trust, the Juan Flores House was reconstructed using the Secretary of Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties and other preservation technologies. The priority was to preserve the home and including its exterior spaces to withstand Guam’s natural environment and ensure the longevity of this historical home.