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CASA MENDOZA I by Aureliano Fernández

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May 07, 2010
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En el casco llamado "el Centro de Caracas", subiendo desde la Esquina Torre (Plaza Bolívar) y al cruzar la Avenida Urdaneta, se encuentra una callecita especial: de Veroes a Jesuitas. Ésta era una de las cuadras limítrofes de la ciudad en sus inicios y ahí encontramos esta casa que hoy alberga la " Casa de Estudio de la Historia de Venezuela Lorenzo Mendoza ", la cual cumple funciones de biblioteca, centro de estudios y museo.

Su historia se remonta a 1761, cuando la Compañía de Jesús inició la construcción de un Colegio. Llama la atención que la misma fue destinada posteriormente a distintos fines: en los años 1793 - 1816 fue la sede la Renta del Tabaco; así como Casa Real de la Moneda de 1817 a 1818; fue sede del colegio de Juan Vicente González "El Salvador del Mundo" de 1849 a 1859, y el Santa María en 1859 del Lic. Agustín Aveledo. En el año 1893 la casa fue adquirida por la familia Mendoza y fue lugar de residencia de sus descendientes, los Mendoza Martínez, los Mendoza Fleury y los Mendoza Quintero.

Perteneciente a esta última, Lorenzo A. Mendoza Quintero, fue quien tuvo el sueño de destinar esta magnífica construcción a ser lo que es hoy en día: modelo de las viviendas de la Caracas de ayer, por su arquitectura y por las estupendas piezas de mobiliario que ahí se exhiben, y centro de consulta, estudio y documentación de la historia de Venezuela. Lamentablemente, Lorenzo Mendoza no pudo ver su sueño realizado, pues falleció antes de la restauración de la casa, la cual se realizó bajo los métodos más modernos.

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In the center called the Centro de Caracas ", up from the Corner Tower (Plaza Bolivar) and crossing the Avenida Urdaneta, is a special little street: from Veroes to Jesuits. This was one of the neighboring blocks of the city in its infancy and there we found this house which now houses the House of Study of History Lorenzo Mendoza of Venezuela, "which serves as the library, study center and museum.

Its history dates back to 1761, when the Jesuits began construction of a school. It is striking that the same was subsequently transferred for various purposes: in the years 1793 - 1816 was the seat of Tax on Snuff, as well as the Royal House of the Currency from 1817 to 1818, was the site of the College of Juan Vicente González "El Salvador the World "from 1849 to 1859, and the Santa Maria in 1859 by Mr. Agustín Aveledo. In 1893 the house was acquired by the Mendoza family and was the residence of his descendants, the Mendoza Martinez, Mendoza Mendoza Fleury and Quintero.

Belonging to the latter, Lorenzo A. Mendoza Quintero, was the one who had the dream to dedicate this magnificent building to what it is today: a model of the houses in the Caracas yesterday, for its architecture and the wonderful pieces of furniture on display there, and central consultation, study and documentation of the history of Venezuela. Unfortunately, Lorenzo Mendoza could not see his dream come true, for he died before the restoration of the house, which was conducted under the most modern methods.


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GigaPan Stitch version 1.0.0805 (Windows)
Panorama size: 436 megapixels (30196 x 14468 pixels)
Input images: 70 (10 columns by 7 rows)
Field of view: 150.0 degrees wide by 71.9 degrees high (top=27.9, bottom=-43.9)
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All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Image size: 3264x2448 (8.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2010-05-07 12:50:09 - 2010-05-07 12:56:32
Aperture: f/3.5 - f/4
Exposure time: 0.002 - 0.125
ISO: 80 - 200
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 119.3 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Automatic
Exposure mode: Automatic
Horizontal overlap: 10.8 to 30.9 percent
Vertical overlap: 16.3 to 18.8 percent
Computer stats: 2046.46 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 11:39 (10.0 seconds per picture)
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