Burke Building (Manila)

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Burke Building is a historic building along Escolta corner Burke, Binondo, Manila, Philippines. First built in 1919, it survived World War II and has gone major remodeling since.[1] Named after philanthropist William J. Burke, the building is also known as the location of the first elevator in Manila.[2]


  1. The Burke Building.
  2. "An Escolta walking tour", Philippine Daily Inquirer, 28 April 2013. Retrieved on 4 January 2016. “Other firsts to happen on the street (Escolta) were the first moviehouse; the first elevator, installed at Burke Building...”