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Casa Blair 2015

Casa Blair 2015

Puerto Armuelles was a small fishing village until 1927 when It was then discovered by Henry Sterling Blair.  Blair was Manager of Chiquita Banana Company in Bocas Del Toro, and came to the area to expand production.  The first building from 1927 is in Progresso, and then came the Casa Blair in Puerto Armuelles, which served as a Guest House until 2003 for the Guests of Chiquita and the United Fruit Company.   If these walls could talk, they would tell you stories of seeing many famous people throughout its years.  Please stay with us as we dig in further and ask the local and online community to help us recover the history of the Blair House.   If you have any photos or information on the Blair, we would like to share it here.  You can post photos and stories on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/VisitPuertoAmuelles.

This photo of the engraved date 1928 is found outside of the Casa Blair on a small walking bridge leading to the pool.

Casa Blair 1928

Casa Blair 1928

2 Comments

  1. Debbie

    I walked by Blair house recently, and the housekeeper let me come in and look around. She said the rooms are available for rent but she didn’t know the price. I don’t think people even know that it is open. They need a sign maybe?

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    1. Bethany Strong

      Debbie, The Blair has since become under the control of the Ministry of Finance, as a part of the Banana lands package. I don’t think that they will rent rooms. There are other places to stay in Puerto, check out our Business directory for more info.

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