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In the first decade of the twentieth century, the new middle class contributed to the cityscape of Foligno by building their villas. These residences were meant to stand out to affirm the economic prestige of the owners, favoring the spread of a new architectural style, as in the case of the villa Castellani, the villa Cingolani and the two villas Cimarelli and Wermouth. In the early 1920s, the Roman surveyor Giovan Battista Placidi carried out various projects in Foligno for new prestigious building types with structural elements that are still inspired by the Liberty style, albeit in more linear and geometric shapes. The projects of Giuseppe Mainardi date back to 1924 and they contributed decisively to the spread of the new eclectic taste. In the meantime, the "Economic Houses Cooperative Society" was set up, bringing to life the Liberty-style neighborhood made of sixteen prestigious villas located in the area adjacent to the railway station and designed by the engineer Felice Sabatini between 1925 and 1927.