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Palácio Monroe

Identification

Palácio Monroe
336917

Map

Structure in General

monumental hall
demolished [destroyed]
steel
beaux-arts / historism

Usages

capitol (national) conferencing space exhibition

Facts

  • From 1914 to 1920 the building was used as the Brazilian Congress.
  • From 1925 to 1930 it was used as home to the Brazilian Senate.
  • On October 11, 1975, Brazilian president Ernesto Geisel authorized the building's demolition. The decision was contrary to the Rio de Janeiro State decision declaring the building an Official Landmark in 1974.
  • Originally built in St. Louis to act as the Brazilian Pavilion during the 1904 World's Fair.
  • Following the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis, the building was dismantled and transported in cargo ships to Rio de Janeiro, where it was rebuilt in 1906. Its grand opening at the 3rd Pan-American Conference was held on July 23, 1906.

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Location

Avenida Rio Branco
Avenida Luis de Vasconcelos, Rua do Passeio, Praça Mahatma Gandhi
Avenida Rio Branco
Centro
Centro
Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro
Brazil

Technical Data

3
1904
1906
1976

Involved Companies

Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
  • City landmark
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