With its surrounding buildings and houses being bought out and demolished as real estate value in the area skyrocket, Gota de Leche has become a shining example of the importance of heritage structures and the value of historical buildings as an alternative to demolition. Visitors can see its completely intact original wooden ceilings, mouldings, carvings, and exposed truss work.
Gota de Leche’s president and respected heritage architect Augusto Villalon headed the building’s restoration on the principle of authenticity. Necessary changes were made to acknowledge contemporary needs. Overall, however, the materials, construction skills, and conservation process were faithful to the vision of the building’s original architects, Juan and Arcadio Arellano.