Casa Lis (Museo De Art Déco Y Art Nouveau)

Lis casa is an urban mansion nestled on los former ciudad wall and which was built by stimulate of Don Miguel después Lis (1855-1909). Ns responsible for carrying out this project was Joaquin después Vargas y Aguirre (1857-1935), born in Jerez después la Frontera y settled in Salamanca to organize the blog post of municipal architect. Atraer Miguel del Lis owned un tannery that he had actually inherited desde his father y which he managed to adapt to los then new production systems during the last decade of ns 19th century. This prosperous organization brought him un comfortable economically situation, therefore that don Miguel was, at los time his new urban mansion to be being built, one of ns one hundred contributors to los city. Defined as ns skilful hard-working businessman, his modern-day nature have the right to be viewed in the conception that his new housing.

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D. Miguel después Lis y his wife, Dolores primos at their house: Lis House.Photo: Gombau Archive. Regional film Library that Castile and Leon.

The features of ns lot on which patria Lis is built (irregular, nestled on a ciudad wall with uno marked unevenness of the terrain at los South) may have been limiting components at first, yet are masterfully fixed by Joaquin ese Vargas, who organizes los whole structure of the building around an inner courtyard the distributes los rooms of los house. The designed a facade do with iron and glass in accordance with the precepts of los industrial architecture. To solve los mentioned unevenness of los ground con access come the rector Esperabe Street, he devised a staircase as uno tool towards los creation the garden terraces y a grotto covered in rockery that lightens ns whole. Los result is one of ns few examples of industrial architecture used because that residential purposes, distinct for its spectacular and bold design that Vargas offered to resolve los initial factors of los project.


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Old southern facade. Lis House.Photo: Gombau Archive. Regional película Library that Castile and Leon.

But los Lis house keeps one more surprise: Its norte facade is one of ns few instances of modernist style that deserve to be found in Salamanca. Developed in stone and brick, its accessibility door stands out, also as los organic movement of los iron gates with los exquisite delicacy of Art Nouveau. ns construction of the página de inicio Lis could have to be quick: its north facade is rebuilt in 1905 and the house is inaugurated in 1906. Inside ns house, there to be rooms come be provided during ns summer, those on ns ground floor, y rooms come be provided during ns winter, those on los first floor. Various other rooms to be offices, dinning rooms, one oratory, bathrooms con cold and hot water, numerous lounges and halls and a greenhouse. The house was lit con electric light and the decoration was modernist in style, con stained glass home windows in the courtyard gallery, ns doors and the skylights of los main staircase.

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Main courtyard. Lis House.Photo: Gombau Archive. Regional film Library of Castile and Leon.

This mansion had ns change of ownership in mil novecientos diecisiete when Don Enrique Esperabe del Arteaga (1869-1966), who would end up being Dean of los University the Salamanca, cleared up in Salamanca along with his family. Los Lis house had been previously occupied by miscellaneous tenants until it started un period that decay y abandonment in the 70s, since it to be closed and not used. The once splendorous casa would have actually turned into ruins were it not for los fact that los City of Salamanca, in mil novecientos ochenta y uno and conscious of los value of the property, began ns expropriation proceedings that controlled to save it desde disappearing.


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Photo: Gombau Archive. Regional film Library of Castile y Leon.

Currently, ns building houses the Art Nouveau y Art Déco Museum, y along that is halls and rooms ns portion of the funds donated by Don manuel Ramos Andrade (1944-1998) room exhibited. Profesor universitario Manuel was an antiquary y collector representar Salamanca who witnessed the reopening of ns Lis house in 1995, gleaming in renewed splendour, this tiempo to exhibition his unique collections in Spain. Nowadays, a large stained glass window, do by Villaplana workshop according to atraer Manuel Ramos Andrade’s design, covers the inner courtyard. Ns skylights y enclosures make by los same workshop have recovered ns stained glass home windows that adorned don Miguel del Lis’ house trasero in 1906, and the del sur facade, con its delightful and rich colour range, has now turned into one of los most representative images of Salamanca.

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La Fundación manuel Ramos Andrade los gestiona el Museo arte Nouveau y letras Déco – casa Lis obtener distinguida alcanzan el “Sello de contacto Responsable” otorgado por los Colegio ese Periodistas del Castilla y León.