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WORK The revitalization project was carried out through a partnership between the local government and Iphan, an autarchy of the Ministry of Tourism

By Instituto do Património Histórico e Artístico Nacional (Iphan)

The Solar da Beira building is listed as a Cultural Heritage of Brazil. Credit: Iphan-PA The restoration works of the Solar da Beira building, which makes up the Ver-o-Peso complex, in Belém (PA), have been completed. The building is listed as Cultural Heritage of Brazil by the National Historical and Artistic Heritage Institute (Iphan), a federal agency linked to the Special Secretariat for Culture of the Ministry of Tourism. The service, which had an investment of R $ 2.5 million, included the facade restoration, reconstruction and manual painting of tiles, anti-rust treatment for metallic structures such as windows, which are the trademark of Solar da Beira, and the staircase. The solid bricks on the walls underwent a special cleaning and received painting and waterproofing, as well as wooden pieces of the floor and cover, which underwent special treatment to prevent insects and fungi. The space also received air conditioning and adaptation to accessibility standards for people with disabilities. With the end of the works in November, the place opens its doors to the public with an exhibition that gathers part of objects found during the excavations for the construction of the cistern and the sewage treatment plant on the construction site. Among the traces discovered, there are fragments of crockery, porcelain, glass and clay bottles, cutlery, cans, coins and other metallic objects, such as horseshoes and wheels. The objects, which date back to the 20th century, will be under the responsibility of Iphan for integrating the Brazilian archaeological heritage.HISTORY – Solar da Beira, owned by the Municipality of Belém, was built in the early 20th century. It is part of the Ver-o-Peso Complex, an Architectural and Landscape Complex, listed by lphan in 1977. In the early twentieth century, it served as the Receedoria de Rendas. In the 1980s, it housed a restaurant and, in the 2000s, craft stores. After the revitalization, the building became an exhibition space, with public bathrooms for users and workers at the Ver-o-Peso fair.

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