Demolished patrimonial house to be rebuilt by owner after legal battle

In August 2019, without authorization Vicente Calle knocked down his patrimonial house on Hermano Miguel Street, between Mariscal Sucre and Presidente Córdova, in the Historic Center of Cuenca. Now, by order of the city, he’s going to have to rebuild it. Omar Alvarez, councilor and president of the Commission for Historical and Heritage Areas, of the Cantonal Council of Cuenca, believes that this sets a precedent in terms of the protection of heritage assets. The reconstruction of this property is a sanction imposed by the Administrative Infringement Judgment Unit, of the local municipality, which also applied a fine of about…

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