Evaluation of Significance
Casa Carlucci, the current residence to the US Ambassador to Portugal, is significant for its architectural, cultural, political, and diplomatic purposes. Built in 1861, the building known as Casa Carlucci serves as an example of the Neoclassical style that was prevalent during the time. The property has recently been added to the list of Culturally Significant American Properties Abroad, mainly due to the political history that surrounds the residence. Recently renamed to ‘Casa Carlucci’ as a way to recognize the achievements of former US Ambassador, Frank Carlucci, who is known in Portugal for his role that he played in founding democracy with Mario Soares, after the 1974 Revolution in Portugal.
The Manor House and chapel that are located on the grounds of the US Embassy in Lisbon, Portugal are historically significant for architectural, cultural, political, and diplomatic purposes. This nineteenth century building and chapel are of a Portuguese Baroque style on the exterior and interior. The chapel and manor house walls on the interior are ornamented with azulejo style tiles that depict religious scenes and other Baroque motifs. These buildings are culturally significant to Portugal and the US because of the historic integrity that encompasses them and the tiles that decorate the walls of the interiors. These historic elements define a cultural relationship between the US and Portugal.