In downtown Caracas you can find the "House of Study of History Lorenzo Mendoza of Venezuela", which serves as a library, museum and study center. It is a model of a typical Caracas house from yesteryears with its architecture and its great exhibited furniture. It has a consultation center and a study that documents he history of Venezuela. It was founded in 1761 as a school, and has been designed for various purposes: Income Headquarters of Snuff, Casa Real de la Moneda, the seat of the school of Juan Vicente González "El Salvador del Mundo" and the Santa Maria. In 1893 the house was acquired by the Mendoza family and became the residence of his descendants.