Una Calle de Silan, perhaps the oldest photograph there is capturing the early ruralscape of Silang in late 19th century. Monteverde file. Interestingly, H.T. Ellis in his various travels in the Philippines in 1859, described Silan as a place of “…unusual air of neatness, cleanliness, and comfort, with little railed gardens in front of the nipa houses, and footpaths on either side of the regular, well-laid roads forming the streets…” His narration fits the picture so well.
The Church of Silang from the Belamide collection.
Silang Church c.1904, taken from 1904 book La Virgen Maria Venerada en Sus Imagenes Filipinas, University of Sto. Tomas Archives
Municipal Hall of Silang taken in the 90s. Probably constructed circa mid-30s it is one the civic oldest structure in the town. (Unabia: Silang, Pananampalataya at Kasaysayan, 2000)
Another photo of the Municipal Hall with the park prior to its current rehabilitation, c. late 90s