Praça around 1945

Praça da Liberdade

Praça da Liberdade

Looking over Praça da Liberdade in northern direction with the Avenida dos Aliados and the town-hall now looking almost finished, although it was only in 1957 after a construction period of 37 years when it was ready for use.
The trams are still yellow. A zorra with coal is just coming out of Rua de Sampoio Bruno.

Praça around 1932

Praça da Liberdade

Praça da Liberdade

This photo is taken from the western side of Praça da Liberdade in north-eastern direction. It shows the north part of Praça and Avenida dos Aliados. The layout of Praça da Liberdade is already changed, but the tram is still green, which places the photo in the period 1930-1933. The tram is one of the series ordered in 1910 or 1912 from Brill. A freight tram (zorra) is coming out of Rua de Sampoio Bruno. Likely its loaded with coal and on the way from the mine in São Pedro da Cova to the power plant in Massarelos.