Silay City is considered “The Paris “of Negros because of its numerous heritage houses. Silay has a total of 30 meticulously preserved houses and most of it have been declared by National Historical Commission of the Philippines as part of the Silay National Historical Landmark.
Balay Negrense is one of the well-known preserved houses in Silay City. Owned by Victor F. Gaston, son of one of the pioneer of sugarcane farming in Negros.
Built in 1897 after Victor’s wife had died, it housed Victor and his 12 children until his death in 1927.