Mabílio de Albuquerque Building

Mabílio de Albuquerque Building

Luanda [São Paulo de Luanda], Luanda, Angola

Housing

Built in 1894, it is a turn-of-the-century construction, interesting particularly for its use of statuary at the top of the cornice. It occupies numbers 23 to 29 of Major Kanyangulu Street (former Rua Direita) and was classified by dispatch no. 47, of the 8th July 1992. Like many contemporary buildings in Portugal, it is in a 19th century-type for domestic urban architecture, on two floors with five arched windows with wrought iron balconies on the upper floor. The building stands out from its neighbours by having, on either side, a ground floor bay set into the wall which marks the separation from the adjoining building.
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