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Structure in General
beaux-arts / historism
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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