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Jaguarão Military Infirmary

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HISTORY

The construction of the Military Infirmary began in 1880, by order of the Minister of War Visconde de Pelotas, and was completed in 1883. It is located at the highest point in the city, Cerro da Pólvora.

In the early 70's the building was deactivated and abandoned. Many report that an elementary school still functioned on the site and that it was even used for political prison after the coup of 64. After its abandonment the building ended up being depredated.

From there, they started to be used by the Jaguar population as a place of leisure since it has one of the most beautiful views of the city, and also for visiting tourists who sought to learn more about the history of our city.

 

WHY THIS PLACE

It has neoclassical characteristics, standing out in the landscape for its magnificence. Its main objective was to serve the army officers of the campaign region. The military infirmary had pharmacies, inpatient rooms, an operating room, medical and local care rooms, a kitchen and a place for a guard.

In 1915 there was an extension, where a chapel and a morgue were built. The building also had an internal courtyard, with large windows. Undoubtedly, a spectacular place with conditions to host a truly iconic wedding.

CURIOSITIES

• In the city a lot is said that people went to the place to remove doors, windows and other materials that could be used in their homes.
• Still during the 1970s, there was an attempt by the federal government to sell the building, but there were no interested parties.

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