House of Portugal

House of Portugal

Beira, Sofala, Mozambique

Equipment and Infrastructures

Initially named Fabre House, it is located at Araújo de Lacerda Square (present day Metical Square). It was built in the late 19th century and was the Submarine Cable headquarters. It later housed several commercial establishments. In June 1966 it was purchased from the old colonist José Fernandes Caeiro along with another adjoining building (Alentejo House), by the Bank Standard-Totta the time. At the idea at was to put up a 15 floor building. Abandoned after independence, it soon started to fall into ruin. In 2009, a private owner started its restoration. This building belonged originally to the aesthetics of the so-called “iron architecture” of the turn of the 19th century, with three floors of roofed verandas on slender columns on each level.

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