Digital Atlas of Minas Gerais' Heritage listed by the Institute of Cultural and Artistic National Heritage

Project aim

The elaboration of an updated Digital Atlas of the historical and cultural heritage of Minas Gerais allows diverse community sectors to know the State’s cultural heritage through a visual and interactive reading of the listed items, presented in maps, photographs, drawings and specific documents. This makes possible a constant evaluation of the physical conditions of that patrimony with the purpose of protecting it.

Besides, one of the features of the Digital Atlas is its comprehensiveness, since it gathers knowledge from various fields such as Geography, History, Archeology, Sociology, Politics, Architecture and Arts, rendering its content richer in variety.

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House at 266, Lalau Pires Street


Casa à Rua Lalau Pires Nº. 266 (House at 266, Lalau Pires Street), currently 266, Vieira Couto Street, was built in the second half of the 18th century and the authorship of the architectonic project in unknown. The building has an independent wooden structure and is sealed by big hand-made sun-dried bricks and wattle and daub. The House is surrounded by empty areas. On its left side, there is still a gable with an access door. The wall surfaces are made of plastered and lime-washed brickwork. The paving is entirely made of large floorboards and the roof is matted with overlapped wood.

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