Rio Negro Palace, Manaus, State of Amazonas, Brazil

Scholz The Palace was built in eclectic style in 1903 to be the private residence of a wealthy merchant of rubber, the German Karl Waldemar Scholz. The Amazon was at the era of a more prosperous states of the Union at the Rubber Cycle.

From 1911, due to strong competition from Asian production gum trees on land, there was the imminent decline of the Amazon rubber trade. Moreover, with the advent of World War I, the shipping line between Manaus and Hamburg in Germany was broken, which greatly hurt the business of the Lord Scholz.

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