Diego Jimenez Armstrong was born in 1844 and received a diploma from the Paris School of Architecture. He was the architect for numerous important buildings in Tangier, as well as buildings in Tetouan and Casablanca,
Source: Nieto, Antonio Bravo. Arquitectura Y Urbanismo Español En El Norte De Marruecos.
Sevilla: Consejería De Obras Públicas Y Transportes, Dirección
General De Arquitectura Y Vivienda, 2000.
This four-storey building was one of the first buildings built on Boulevard Pasteur. it currently houses the Regional Tourism Authority and the Abdellah Guennoun Library, but it was originally the Dar es-Salaf, or Debt Enforcement Administration for the ports of Morocco. It was constructed by the firm of Desforges & Rosseau.