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Archivio di Stato, Juvarra’s working drawing

The Buildings

The National Archives in Turin are housed in two buildings today: the original premises in Piazza Castello 209 (Sezione Corte) and the premises in Via Piave 21 (Sezioni Riunite).

Over the years, and until 1925, the different sections of the Archive were located in five different locationsSezione I in the Palazzo in Piazza Castello designed by Juvarra and built in the 18th century to house the Archivio di Corte and the documents of the Secretariats of State; Sezione II, which comprised the financial records, in Palazzo dei Santi Martiri, owned by the City Council; Sezione III in the Corte d’Appello building; Sezione IV, which included the papers of the Ministry of War and of other administrative and military organs, was in a building in Corso Palestro also owned by the City. The documentation of the Corte dei Conti, belonging to Sezione III, was preserved in Palazzo Madama, until it was transferred entirely to Rome.

For a long time there were discussions about the need to bring the various Sections of the Archives, excluding the Court section, under one roof to ensure that the documentary heritage could be preserved better, and to simplify access to the documents by scholars.

In 1925 it was finally decided that Sections II, III and IV of the Archivio di Stato di Torino would be transferred to the former San Luigi hospital in Via Piave: hence the name of Sezioni Riunite generally used to refer to these premises.

 

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