The Industrial Heritage of the Araraquara Railway
The case of the railway villages of Catanduva-SP
Palavras-chave:Industrial Heritage. Railway village. Araraquara Railway.
This article deals with the industrial heritage of the 20th century in Catanduva-SP, having as object of analysis the Railway Villages of the old company Estrada de Ferro Araraquara (EFA), located in the São Francisco and Higienópolis neighborhoods. The justification of the theme is supported by the lack of research on the railway village of Catanduva, the lack of knowledge of the complex and the lack of recognition of its value as cultural heritage. In this context, the work aims to document and inventory railroad villages in the São Francisco and Higienópolis de Catanduva neighborhoods, and to propose guidelines for their safeguarding. The working methodologies used were Historical Research and Case Study, based on a documentary survey on the object of analysis and on-site visit. As a result, 13 bungalow-style residences were identified, most of them in good condition. As safeguard guidelines, the conservation, preservation, restoration and rehabilitation of these residences were proposed so that they maintain their physical structures and the internal organization of the rooms, meet the needs and expectations of users and preserve their cultural significance.