Illegal demolition of a patrimonial house halted in El Centro

On Saturday morning, personnel from the Directorate of Historical and Patrimonial Areas halted destruction of a building with heritage value that was being demolished to build a parking lot in the center of Cuenca. The property is located on Mariano Cueva street, between Juan Jaramillo and Presidente Córdova, located in an a part of the city designated as an Historic and Heritage Area. Before city officials were able to stop the demolition, the rear part of the building—whose predominant building material is adobe—was destroyed. After being demolished by a backhoe, the material was removed in a truck. According to the archives…

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