During the Modern Age, the “positos” served as storage institutions for cereals (wheat, barley, etc.) and were also in charge of distributing them among the population and controlling their prices.
There were different “positos” depending on the use to which the grain they stored would be put. Thus, there was a bakery or House of Bread, whose cereal was intended for the production of bread.
This building, built in the 16th century, with a sober style, continued to fulfil its function until the first half of the 20th century. In this building is the headquarters of the Municipal Historical Archive of Lorca since 1979, which has documentation dating back to 1257.
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