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VILA ITORORÓ STAINED GLASS

RUA MARTINIANO DE CARVALHO, 255 TO 333 FORMER VILA ITORORÓ FUTURE VILA ITORORÓ CULTURAL CENTER (RUA PEDROSO, 238) DESIGNED BY FRANCISCO DE CASTRO BUILT IN 1916–22 Hi, everyone! I am publishing, as promised, the stained glass work present in the future Vila Itororó Cultural Center. The photographs were produced on August, 2013 – hence before […]

THE VILA ITORORÓ

RUA MARTINIANO DE CARVALHO, 255 TO 333 FORMER VILA ITORORÓ FUTURE CENTRO CULTURAL VILA ITORORÓ (RUA PEDROSO, 238) DESIGNED BY FRANCISCO DE CASTRO BUILT IN 1916–22 Result of the juxtaposition of decorative fragments from demolished constructions in the city of São Paulo, Vila Itororó came from the fertile imagination of Portuguese immigrant and master builder […]

FORMER SÃO PAULO STOCK EXCHANGE

PÁTIO DO COLÉGIO, 73 FORMER SÃO PAULO STOCK EXCHANGE CURRENT I TRIBUNAL DE ALÇADA CIVIL DO ESTADO DE SÃO PAULO [FIRST COURT OF CIVIL JURISDICTION OF THE STATE OF SÃO PAULO] DESIGNED AND CONSTRUCTED BY THE RAMOS DE AZEVEDO, SEVERO AND VILLARES TECHNICAL OFFICE, 1933 The exchange between Mercury and Phoebus of a lyre built […]

FORMER PARAMOUNT THEATRE

AVENIDA BRIGADEIRO LUÍS ANTONIO, 411 FORMER PARAMOUNT THEATRE CURRENT RENAULT THEATRE BUILT BY ARNALDO MAIA LELLO, 1929 The Paramount Theatre was the first movie theatre to screen talkies in Latin America. Inaugurated in 1929, the “Enchanted Palace” reached its apogee in the 1930s and 1940s and even hosted great carnival balls and several TV musical […]

WHAT A LYRE!

RUA SÃO JOAQUIM, 329 FORMER HEADQUARTERS OF THE SOCIEDADE FILARMÔNICA LYRA [LYRA PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY] DESIGNED C. 1934 BUILT C. 1934 The Lyra Philharmonic Society, the original owner of the property, was founded on November 12, 1884 by 14 German immigrants and is the oldest active cultural association of German origin in São Paulo. The foundation […]