This fabulous mansion/home was built in 1923 by Don Celso Ledesma who is referred to as a bachelor haciendero…there is very little information or details about Don Celso, indeed there is little or nothing on the entire family. The Ledesma Mansion is also known as the “Eagle House“, for obvious reasons.
Its built in the Neo-Renaissance style of architecture and is located on Ortiz Street near Plaza Libertad in Ilo².
It was once said by Zafito (Zaffy) Ledesma (a 3rd generation family member, responsible for the home) that: “Ah, the Ledesma, they were reclusive, they were eccentric. The windows of their houses were all closed! They retreated to their own worlds.” I can certainly appreciate that because of their position in society.