The Casa Romário Martins was created due to the necessity of the Cultural Foundation of Curitiba to implement a general information center on the city, and most importantly, starting a job of drawing attention to local memory. It was decided then that it would occupy the brick house built possibly at the end of the eighteenth century, located at the Largo Coronel Enéas. It is the second oldest building in the city and is also the last building the Luso-Brazilian architecture in the city. Today the building it is under restoration and its sidings have been transformed into support for an exhibition of cartoons by Chichorro Alceu (1896-1977), one of the most important cartoonists of Paraná.
Alfredo Romário Marins, born in Curitiba on December 8th, 1874, and died in Curitiba on September 10th, 1948. He was one of the main organizers of the movement which was named "Paranista" (from Paraná).