A Stamping and Dyeing factory in Lisbon

  • s/d, Lisbon, (Portugal)
  • 1 sheet hand-colored drawing on paper;
  • 111,5×62,0 cm
  • Portuguese National Archive of Torre do Tombo
  • Ref Code: PT/TT/MR/1/123

Industrialisation during the mid-19th century had a significant impact on city landscapes. The document here illustrates the effects that new industrial facilities had on the urban environment.

The document is part of the administrative procedure to obtain a construction permits. It is the topographic plan of a Stamping and Dyeing Factory, in an industrial neighbourhood in Lisbon and provides a birds eye-view of the construction work around the factory.

The plan, in the north-south direction, shows dwelling places, a tank and well, fields for staining fabrics, washing buildings, a group of buildings with an exit to the main road, with the house of habitation and the house of the porter on each side. It also shows the building for dyeing, the building housing the boilers, the water-mill and well, the washing house and two tanks.

In addition to these main buildings there are auxiliary constructions such as the carpentry workshop, a haystack, the house for the calendar (a machine that presses cloth) and deposit of drugs, a press house and a general warehouse with terrace, the building for preparation of the paints, the barrack of the dyeing vat, the barrack of the washers, the printing house, latrines, and more.