So Paulo

We can notice that the limits of Saints, that is, the initial urban small farm was imprisoned to the bulks, brooks, fen and the sea. Such elements had been able, at that time colonial, to define its linear aspect and little ramified from a main axle that if extended in the direction east-west. Saints needed to pass per four centuries, practically, from its foundation, so that, with the national economic growth, the opening of the ports and the advent of the coffee, could transpose its initial limits and take off left of its land, heading for the opposing maritime edge to axle Outeiro (quartis) – Valongo. This bigger dynamism, had the effective participation and determination of the santista elite, in a process of reorganization in ways of living and in the search of its physical space in connection with ' ' new gosto' '. In a traveller story the lack of inns is pointed, to little hospitality of the santista and one brief description of the space as having only one street throughout the river. Well that if it notices little activity very in summarized population, it is this port the most important of all province and the exclusive warehouse of the commerce of importation and exportation that searchs the part northern of So Paulo. As we know, in the end of century XVIII the coffee already appeared as product of exportation of the port of Saints.

Until that moment the village did not have great expression. Its land for the sugar cane-of-sugar culture was not appropriate and its distance of the mineradora region had contributed city to fall it in marasmo. When analyzing the transformations of the urban mesh of the second half of century XVII of the Saints colonial in confrontation with the plants of the beginning of century XVIII, we perceive the same urban net. The urban life continued denser in the neighborhoods of the port.