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Quinta de los Molinos, Havana: the gardens

RIBA Ref No RIBA146438
Artist/PhotographerCharles, Martin (1940-2012)
CountryCuba
CityHavana
Subject Date1840
Image Date1990
ViewExterior
StyleSpanish Colonial
MediumNegative
Library ReferenceMC G 181090
OrientationPortrait
Colour InfoBlack and white
CreditMartin Charles / RIBA Collections
SubjectBarracks ; Town houses ; Houses
NOTES: It was built as a summer residence and living quarters for the Spanish military who were leaving for Spain after they had finished their posting. Originally a one-storey structure made from left over materials by two engineers, Felix Lemau and Manuel Pastor 1837-1840. The top floor was added during refurbishment in the 1850s by a Cuban engineer Mariano Carillo de Albornoz. See RIBA155841 for a colour version of this image.
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