Former Fire Department Now City Hall in Santos, Brazil

You would never guess by looking at this magnificent façade that it was the main barracks for the city’s fire department when it opened in 1909. The design flare of Castelinho (Little Castle) is credited to Maximiliano Emílio Hehl, the same architect who created Santos Cathedral. Nearly a century later, the 6th Fire Brigade moved out and the building was renovated. In 2011, Castelinho became City Hall for the 21-member Santos Municipal Council.

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Praça Tenente Mauro Batista de Miranda, 1 - Vila Nova, Santos - SP, 11013-360, Brazil

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