Plan Serena was a major urbanistic project in the Chilean city of La Serena which included restoring the old city, building new public schools and new buildings for several public services.[1] The project took place between 1948 and 1952 and left La Serena with its characteristic neocolonial (i.e. Spanish Colonial Revival) architecture style.[1] The works were not restricted to La Serena but included the whole province including the port city of Coquimbo.[2] The project took place during the presidency of Gabriel González Videla, a native of La Serena.[1]

Coquimbo Regional Ministerial Secretary of Education, was built in 1950 as part of Gabriel González Videla administration's Plan Serena that introduced a neocolonial theme to the city centre.

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  1. ^ a b c "Gabriel González Videla (1898-1980)" (in Spanish). Memoria Chilena. Retrieved November 11, 2012.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ Torrent Schneider, Horacio. 2004. Patrimonio territorial y arquitectónico: El Plan Serena