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Source: Republic of Brazil 2

WORKS Through Iphan, over R $ 300 thousand were invested in structural reform and external improvements

By Amanda Costa

The centenary Casa Eichendorf is located on the first street in the city of São Bento do Sul. Credit: Disclosure Iphan Last Friday (17), the population of São Bento do Sul, a municipality 259 km from Florianópolis, in Santa Catarina, received from an important tourist attraction: Casa Eichendorf. To celebrate the completion of the renovation funded by the Ministry of Tourism, through the Institute of National Historical and Artistic Heritage (Iphan), the mansion was open last weekend for visitation. , parking, access ramp, pantry and lavatories, in addition to electrical installations and equipment for fire prevention and fighting. Improvements were also made to the outdoor area with grass and facade lighting. Now, the city government evaluates the best use of the property, with the possibility of permanent openings for visits, sale of colonial products and other activities related to tourism and culture. Built over 100 years ago, on the banks of Estrada Dona Francisca – the first street in the city -, the place is one of the properties symbol of the cultural and historical heritage of immigrants who settled in the state. The centenary house housed the farming couple Gustav and Josefina Eichendorf, as well as their descendants.The construction of Casa Eichendorf mixes traditional techniques of architecture used by colonists of German descent in Santa Catarina, with a half-timbered structure (wooden foundations filled with masonry of bricks) and self-supporting masonry, characterized by the use of solid ceramic bricks as support. The internal walls are covered with hand mud (clay filling). NATIONAL IMMIGRATION ROUTES – Casa Eichendorf is part of a set of houses listed by Iphan and is part of the National Immigration Routes Project, in the State of Santa Catarina. Present in 17 municipalities, covering 61 assets, the initiative recognizes the value of immigrants’ cultural heritage in the Brazilian cultural heritage, transforming them into instruments for sustainable development and generation of work and income. Edition: Lívia Nascimento

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