Monday, July 31, 2017

Rua Amazonas in the 1950s

Norma Pavarin posted some photos of herself and her siblings taken during her childhood in the 1950s at her house on Rua Amazonas, 604.

At Facebook she wrote: E por falar em reminiscencias... Rua Amazonas, 604. Ao lado, um pedacinho da casa de madeira, era a fabrica de sabão São Paulo, do sr. Antonio 'Saboeiro'. 

Rua Amazonas, Marilia, 1950s. 

Rua Amazonas, 604 in the early 1950s.
Rua Amazonas, 604; Norma says: 'Ao lado um pedacinho da casa de madeira do Sr. Antonio 'Saboeiro' - era a Fábrica de Sabão São Paulo. 

having a splash at the swimming pool at Parque Infantil Monteiro Lobato. 

Tuesday, June 20, 2017


By 1991, I used to visit Marilia pretty regularly. The railway line was still working. I made a point of always carrying my Nikkon camera and every time the train coming East-West or West-East stopped at Marilia's station I would go out in search of a photo opportunity. This is one of those times... this particular train came from the West and was bound for São Paulo... when I saw those kids so eager to be photographed I didn' think twice...

Monday, May 8, 2017

Prince & Princess Mikasa visit to Marilia June 1958

'O Estado de S.Paulo' 22 June 1958.
'OESP' 22 June 1958; OESP 24 June 1958.
'OESP' 24 June 1958.
OESP 24 June 1958.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Buddhist shrine in Marilia 1957

Buddhist shrine 'Shinshu Honganji' built on Rua 24 de Dezembro1.587 was inaugurated in August 1957
procession passing through Marilia's downtown streets heading to the top of the hill...
Buddhist procession marching down Rua São Luiz heading West...
the procession keeps marching on...
at the top of the hill near the Buddhist Shrine... 
Rua 24 de Dezembro looking East... see Saint Anthony's church far away on the right-hand side.
Rua 24 de Dezembro in August 1957. 

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Jogos Abertos do Interior em Campinas 1944

At Campinas' Bosque (park) during the Hinterland Open Games of 1944 (Jogos Abertos do Interior): Valdeir Hauhers, Tereza Pereira, Luzia Pereira, Cidoca, Maria Nilce, Irene e Guerda Gronemman & Dermanio Silva.
Fausto Alonso, treinador do Yara, Amelia Paiva, Irene; ajoelhadas: Maria Nilce e Beatriz Gheini. 
Amelia Paiva & Maria Nilce & Amelia's niece Solange Maria Paiva in 1946. 
Sylvio Bertonha at home. 

Friday, April 14, 2017

Japanese heritage in Marilia

Ivan Ivangelista Jr. went to a flea marked in Marilia and found 2 wooden-boxes made in Japan that sailed for Brazil in the famous Santos-Maru. He also found 6 photograph albums filled with pictures belonging to the Sugayama family, mostly taken during the 1940s.
 is honoured by the Japanese community in the region of Marilia - 1958.

two wooden boxes that contained a lot of memorabilia from Japan and photos of Japanese immigrants who moved to the Marilia area in the 1930s.

is welcome at Marilia Airport by Marilia's high-society ladies; first lady on the left is Regina Eppinghaus Barbalho; Georgina Barreto (married to Barretinho - on the extreme right; the Japanese lady on the left flanking the ladey with the gladiolas is Mrs Nakamura married to the chemist on Rua Sao Luiz.
Afternoon tea at Cida Moretti's house on Rua Nelson Spielmann, just behind Saint Beneditct's. Regina Eppinghaus Barbalho plays the piano in the background.
Regina Eppinghaus stops playing the piano and joins the conversation. 
 in civilian clothes with Hamilton Costa & wife Cida Moretti holding their boy; Hamilton had a butcher shop at the Municipal Market on rua XV de Novembro. They lived in a house on Rua Nelson Spielmann, behind Saint Benedict's.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Rua 9 de Julho

What is known in Marília as Rua 9 de Julho started out in the 1920s having 3 different names. It started out as Rua Minas Gerais on top of the hill - where Avenida Vicente Ferreira is - where Santa Isabel's church is now located - and went down all the way to the railway line where it changed name to Rua Ceará - keeping this denomination for only 3 blocks up to Avenida Sampaio Vidal. 

As this avenue used to divide the community in two different sections - crossing the avenue the Street had a 2nd change of name to Rua Tamandaré and went all the way through the area kwnow then as Alto Cafezal

Rua 9 de Julho looking up to Avenida Sampaio Vidal in the early 1950s. This was the stretch called Rua Ceará in the 1920s up to 1934. 
same stretch of road in the late 1930s.
Rua 9 de Julho when it was still called Rua Tamandaré.
corner of Avenida Sampaio Vidal with Rua Tamandaré which had a name change circa 1934 to Rua 9 de Julho.