Fire on the Casa de Camilo Castelo Branco - V. N. Famalicão, Portugal
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas
N 41° 23.790 W 008° 27.854
29T E 544787 N 4582912
Quick Description: Camilo Castelo-Branco (March 16, 1825 - June 1, 1890), was a prolific and one of the most popular currently still Portuguese writer of the 19th century . This was is house.
Location: Braga, Portugal
Date Posted: 2/20/2011 6:45:08 PM
Waymark Code: WMAT1E
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member ucdvicky
Views: 2

Long Description:
The House of Camilo, customary description of the residence of the writer Camilo Castelo Branco, is located in the parish of San Miguel de Seide, municipality of Vila Verde, Braga.
The house was built by the first husband of Anna Placido Pinheiro Alves, around 1830, when he returned from Brazil in the possession of copious fortune. Ana Plácido Camilo lived in this house about 26 years, from the winter of 1863 to suicide in 1890.

After the fire that devastated it in 1915, the house was rebuilt and transformed in 1922 into a museum Camillian. In rebuilding, however, the house would be too adulterated because the installation of the parish primary school of Seide on ground floor and the technical requirements for this purpose had to obey, you change certain fundamental characteristics.They would be the works carried out in the 50th years to repay him for his original plan, providing, since then, visitors, an arrangement very similar to the interior of the residence inhabited by the writer, and recreating with great fidelity to the environment that there lived in the XIX century.

It is classified as a Public Interest since 1978.

Was considered the best Portuguese museum, 2006.
Type of Structure: Public building

Construction Date: 1/1/1830

Fire Date: 1/1/1915

Structure status: Still standing building

Cause of Fire:

Documentation of the fire: [Web Link]

Other: Not listed

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