This alleyway, as well as others built in the sector, met the need to provide housing accommodation for the mainly middle-class groups that began to settle in the quarter around Brasil street.
This cité was built by architects Cruz Montt and Larraín Bravo in 1920. With a new-Romantic style, it is one of the most outstanding of its kind.
A characteristic of this alleyway is the appropriation of a public space, with a beautiful garden whose palm-trees provides a hallmark of privacy to the homes opposite each other.
Thus, the common space is a point of convergence that was enhanced by the architects of the time and that is highly valued by present-day residents.
Construction style accents include lookout basements, front porches, windows, arches and balconies. The accesses to the alleyway are different in that a small square meets the eye when entering from the Huérfanos side, while entering from Compañía the vertical architectural lines of the constructions provide a more striking visual impact.
Adriana Cousiño, 375, Santiago.