Baruel Mansion

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Baruel Mansion
Palacete Baruel
Palacete Baruel Santana.JPG
General information
Type Mansion
Location Alto de Santana - São Paulo, SP
Brazil
Address 2677 Voluntários da Pátria street
Coordinates 23°29′48″S 46°37′35″W / 23.49667°S 46.62639°W / -23.49667; -46.62639Coordinates: 23°29′48″S 46°37′35″W / 23.49667°S 46.62639°W / -23.49667; -46.62639
Construction started 19th century (finished in 1879)
Owner Clínica de Fraturas ZN

Baruel Mansion (Portuguese: Palacete Baruel) is a mansion built in the 19th century, located in Alto de Santana, northern area of São Paulo city.

House of Dona Maria, the current Narbal Fontes Library.

The construction had been the headquarters of the Baruel estate,[1] a farm where rice, beans, corn and sugarcane were grown with slave labour.[2] The wealth of the owner is perceived in the buildings that make up the area.[3]

The estate was 24,250 square metres (261,000 sq ft) in area, and after the death of Mr. Baruel the property was divided and sold in lots. The farm included the house of Dona Maria, daughter of Mr. Baruel, built in 1925, which today houses the Narbal Fontes Library.

The Baruel were a traditional and influential family of Santana. Near the farm, in the current Voluntários da Pátria street is located in the Chapel of Santa Cruz, built in 1895 by Pedro Doll and the Baruel family.

Built in the Norman style, the mansion is considered a historic site, it saves time and remnants of the neighbourhood. It has never been inhabited. Currently the building is a physiotherapy clinic.

References[edit]

  1. ^ HISTÓRICO DA BIBLIOTECA NARBAL FONTES (in Portuguese)
  2. ^ Os Interiores Domesticos após a Economia Exportadora Paulista (in Portuguese) Archived September 21, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ História de Santana. (in Portuguese) Archived January 17, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.