Intendencia de la Región Metropolitana de Santiago

Santiago, Chile

Intendencia de la Región Metropolitana de Santiago

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The Edificio de la Intendencia Metropolitana is a government building housing the Intendencia for the Santiago Metropolitan Region, in Santiago, Chile. It is located in the very heart of the civic district of Santiago, at 93 Morandé Street–at the southeast corner of Morandé and Moneda streets–, close to the Palacio de La Moneda. It was originally built to house El Diario Ilustrado, a newspaper that occupied the building until 1928, when the newspaper owners sold the building to the government of Chile to accommodate offices for the Intendencia de Santiago.

The origins of this historic corner site go back to 1722, when the captain of the Royal Navy of France, Juan Francisco Briand de Morandais –a last name that was subsequently hispanized as Morandé, the current street name–, along with his wife Juana Caxyal y Solar, occupied a parcel of land located on Francisco de Riberos Street (present-day Moneda Street).

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