Historic building of the Bahia Public Archive, in Salvador, goes up for auction for the third time

Historic building of the Bahia Public Archive, in Salvador, goes up for auction for the third time
Historic building of the Bahia Public Archive, in Salvador, goes up for auction for the third time
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The headquarters building of the Public Archive of the State of Bahia (Apeb)known as Quinta do Tanque or Quinta dos Padres, will be auctioned for the third time. Listed as National Historical and Artistic Heritage (Iphan) since 1949, the property has been seized in a legal process that demands compensation against the Empresa de Turismo da Bahia SA (Bahiatursa). The auction starts next week, April 8th.

The building has already been put up for auction in 2022 and 2023 and was auctioned, but the author of the single bid of R$13.8 million withdrew from the auction.

Now, the area of ​​the building appears in an auction that will be held online on the website Carnation Auctionsand in person, at Ruy Barbosa Forum. The area has an initial bid of R$7,389,852.72.

Historic building

Quinta do Tanque is one of the icons of the colonial era. Occupied by Jesuit priests since the 16th century, the property was used as a rest house for priests until the mid-18th century, when the Catholic Church had a strong influence in the city of Salvador, and as a leper colony, in the same century, after a renovation. In 1970, the building was restored and, ten years later, it housed the second largest and most important documentary collection in the country.

“It is a true relic of Bahia, from an architectural point of view, which in addition to this, is the guardian of millions of written, iconographic, religious, official, public and private documents, which make our state great,” said historian Rafael Dantas, researcher in the area of ​​material culture and iconography with an emphasis on promoting the City of Salvador and the state of Bahia in the world, during the 19th century and the first decades of the 20th century.

The article is in Portuguese

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