The proliferation of Valdivian industries -their roofs and chimneys – can be clearly appreciated in various photographs of the nineteenth and twentieth century. The integration of the urban landscape will be appreciated through the creation of docks and a riverside to hold heavy traffic between land and river, as it happens in Teja Island – from Hoffmann industry to Rudloff- and in the foundational area, from La Aduana de Valdivia to the pier called La Peña.
Old organizations and foundations of La Aduana de Valdivia were rediscovered in the current site of the Regional Audit Office of Valdivia. Excavated and studied by archaeologists between 2011 and 2014, the site comprises a large area with slab stone pillars and bricks that supported the first level of the Aduana in the nineteenth and twentieth century. This building was devastated by the fire of 1909 and was seriously affected by the earthquake of 1960. The research confirms that even under the Aduana, there were areas of housing and food consumption during the colonial centuries (XVI-XVIII).
Saelzer, G. y S. Urbina. 2015. Las formas arquitectónicas del urbanismo fluvial en Valdivia: desaparición y recuperación (ca. 1820-1912). Manuscrito en posesión de los autores. Proyecto FONDECYT 1130730. Mera, R., S. Urbina y D. Munita. 2014. Rescate arqueológico en la obra construcción edificio sede Contraloría Regional Valdivia, Región de Los Ríos. Informe Final. Consejo de Monumentos Nacionales, Santiago. Manuscrito en posesión del autor. Urbina, S. y L. Adán. 2014. Avances en la Arqueología de Valdivia. Boletín de la Sociedad Chilena de Arqueología 43/44: 35-60.
Support: Simon Urbina, archaeologist DM UACH