Casa Lleó i Morera

TIMELINE

1864

Casa Rocamora. Joan Mumbrú i Bordas and his wife Lluïsa Sacristán i Figueras buy a plot of land from the Sociedad de Fomento del Ensanche (the society formed to promote the development of the new land outside Barcelona’s old walls) and commission master builder Joaquim Sitjas to build a house.

1884

Josep Martí i Fàbregas, guardian and conservator of the Mumbrú-Sacristán children, applies to the City Council for a permit to add another storey and build balconies on the rear façade of the house.

1894

The Mumbrú-Sacristán children sell the building to Antoni Morera i Busó.

1902

Antoni Morera i Busó dies without heirs and his niece Francesca Morera i Ortiz inherits the building.

1902

Francesca Morera commissions Modernist architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner to renovate the house.

1904

Francesca Morera dies unexpectedly. Her son, Dr. Albert Lleó i Morera, inherits the property and continues with the rehabilitation project begun by Lluís Domènech i Montaner.Francesca Morera willed the property in usufruct to her grand-daughter Francesca Lleó i Puiguriguer.

1929

Dr. Albert Lleó i Morera dies and his widow, Olinta Puiguriguer, inherits the property.

1943

Olinta Puiguriguer and her children Albert and Francesca sell the building to the insurance company Sociedad Mercantil Bilbao.

1983

Sociedad Mercantil Bilbao sells the building to Mutualidad General de Previsión Social de la Abogacía de Madrid.

1998

Grupo Planeta buys the building from the Mutualidad.

2005

The Núñez y Navarro group buys the building from Grupo Planeta and begins a two-year restoration project.

2017

Núñez y Navarro will destine the building for office space for rent.