Casa do Tatuapé. Foto: Caio Pimenta/SPTuris.
The place is one of the historic gems of the city and is right in the heart of the east side. The house was built in 1698, as noted in the record that proves the construction of the building. In the early nineteenth century the land housed a pottery that produced only tiles. With the resulting economic development of Italian immigration, the place also went on to produce bricks.
By 1970, the property was purchased by the city of São Paulo, which made it possible for the space to become an object of study for archaeologists, under the responsibility of the Heritage Department (DPH) project conducted by the Paulista Museum USP. Later the house underwent restoration work and conservation.
The house was opened to visitors in 1981, already with the Tatuapé House name. The property has undergone further reform for conservation in 1991 and the following year was reopened to population. The space hosts exhibitions, socio-cultural activities, and guided tours. One of the highlights is the ground floor hit in one of the rooms, kept after the archaeological intervention in the house.