Hector Medina
Hector Medina
Hector Medina
Hector Medina
Hector Medina
Hector Medina
Hector Medina
Hector Medina
Hector Medina
Hector Medina

Market Place

By the end of the XIX century, in order to satisfy the necessity of improving the food hygiene that was sold there, it was planed the construction of the Market Place where the Pedro de Valdivia plaza was located but, because of the 1909 fire it ended being constructed where it is today. José Betti, an Italian constructor, was the head of the construction and his company was in charge of the construction of several buildings affected by the 1909 fire.

 

According to Betti´s plans the market place building was supposed to have 2 floors and was made of iron and concrete, as Father Guarda said “ over the foundations of 360 coigüe (local native tree) sticks of 12×12 each section, placed until they find solid ground and no less than 4 mt long being 4 inches above the surface.”

 

Since its construction it has suffered several modifications in the search of improving the services to the community.

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