The project consisted of restoring the historic building owned by famous photographer, Carlos Endara (1867 – 1954, Ecuadorian-born artist who worked primarily in Panama, becoming one of the country’s photography pioneers). The five-story building dated back to 1910 and served as a photography studio for him and his brother, Victoriano Endara. On a curious note, this building has the oldest elevator in Central America, dating back to 1910 and it has been successfully restored to working form.
The project was based on a thorough, respectful and scientific intervention, which allowed the complete restoration of the building, maintaining all of its characteristics, cultural value and original attributes, while enhancing its unique historical significance. During this process, the direct intervention of the current owner, Mario Lewis Morgan, was decisive and admirable. Today it’s one of the Old Quarter’s living landmarks, the Carlos Endara Museum.