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BACKGROUND

Founded by Francisco Pizarro in 1535 as "the City of Kings," Lima was laid out according to the standard Spanish colony grid plan that was superimposed on a crossing point of pre-existing Inca roads. (...)

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HOW WE HELPED

After the Historic Center of Lima was listed on the 2008 Watch, La Casa de las Columnas was chosen as a pilot conservation project. WMF joined forces with the Escuela Taller de Lima, whose trainees worked on the restoration with support of the Population Research and Documentation Center CIDAP and the local neighborhood association. (...)

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WHY IT MATTERS

Although an economic boom during the first half of the 20th century brought many urban improvements to the city—such as paved streets, markets, and public buildings—it also resulted in a virtual abandonment of Lima's historic center by wealthy owners who were eager to move to newly created suburbs and business centers. (...)

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IN THE MEDIA
Recuperan la “Casa de las Columnas”
La República, Monday, July 19, 2010
Hay que Reforzar la Imagen de Lima
El Comercio, Wednesday, November 18, 2009
VIDEOS
World Monuments FundVoces de la Ciudad (Voices of the City)
June, 2011

Video realizado por el Programa P>D Patrimoni para el Desarrollo de la Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo (AECID). Conversatorio "Ciudades Patrimonio"red y oportunidades para la gestión del desarrolo. WMF se ha asociado con la AECID en Lima para promover una mayor conciencia de los recursos históricos de la ciudad histórica y la formación de profesionales en artes preservación.

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Video produced by the Program P> D Heritage Development of the Spanish Agency for International Development and presented in June 2011 at the event Conversation: Voices of the City. WMF has partnered with the AECID in Lima to promote greater awareness of the historic resources of the historic city and train professionals in preservation crafts.