Ferrol - Urban History
Franco Period
Model of the future Recimil district (c. 1945)

Soon after the end of the Civil War, the 'Instituto Nacional de la Vivienda' (State Department of Housing) designed a programme for collaborating with local and provincial councils, which would have to provide free land, while different departments of the administration or public companies would be responsible for property development. Known as 'cheap housing', small developments sprang up in Galicia's towns and cities throughout the 1950s. They did not really intend to solve the housing crisis, but had a 'propaganda' purpose. At the same time they built some genuine landmarks of rationalist architecture (20 years late!). At the end of the 1940s, Recimil, a new working-class neighbourhood, sprang up on one side of the 'Generalísimo Avenue', and just outside the city 1,000 council houses were built.

Ferrol City Council
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