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BAEZA, Jorge. Conchillas: A Unique National Patrimony in the department of Colonia, as testimony of the English expansion by mid-nineteenth Century. Rev. urug. Antropología y Etnografía [online]. 2017, vol.2, n.2, pp.75-83. ISSN 2393-7068.

The town of Conchillas began with the exploitation of aggregates, sand and crushed stone shipped to build the harbor of Buenos Aires in 1880 when Julio Roca was President. The works of Walker & Co. and the General Store of David Evans generated a Factory Town in this area, an urban development with its own social, cultural and building characteristics that were recognized as national historic monuments. Much later the ENCE entrepreneurship (which didn’t finally started to work) gave rise to an important study on archaeological, anthropologic and historic impact on the area. In 2014 the Montes del Plata Company bought the land and started the job intended by ENCE. This turned into a factor to renovate activities in Conchillas and job openings for the region.

Keywords : Factory Town; patrimony; impact studies; memory.

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