From mas Salgot to mas Blanc (c.1900-1925)
The property of the Salgot farmhouse passed, before 1925, to Marià Planas Escubós. He died in 1925 and, in order to form the inheritance of his daughters, he separated mas Salgot from the rest of the properties that were to be sold to form the inheritance of his daughters Maria Concepció and Júlia Planas Cabot. For the first time they document here the name of "mas Blanc" to refer to the same house: "the estate Mas Salgot or Mas Blanch of the term of San Martin de Centellas".
The name of mas Blanch or Blanc, coexisted with the traditional name of mas Salgot. It is possible that it is a denomination derived from the color of the house. Let us remember that the whitening of the farmhouses was a habitual resource of the traditional architecture as a way to protect the calcium mortar that connected the constructive devices; in addition, by state disposition in the middle of the 19th century the whitening of the country houses was obligatory. We have not found any other reason for the change of name, which could have been facilitated by the fact that the surname Salgot, at the change from the 19th to the 20th century, is no longer associated with the house because of the change of owners.
The mas, then, in 1925 passed into the hands of Maria Planas Cabot, who was also the administrator of the next sanatorium of the sanctuary of Puig de Olena during the central years of the 20th century. In these years after Maria Planas inherited the Mas Salgot or Blanc, the new name of the house was consolidated to the point that the old name, of medieval origin, almost disappeared from memory. The occasional use of the house as a complement to the Puig de Olena sanatorium, founded during the Second Republic (1935), where well-known writers and artists stayed, reaffirmed the use of the name, perhaps more poetic. Màrius Torres was, in this sense, the best known artist. After the death of Maria Planes, the property passed to the bishopric of Vic, which allowed the erection of an institute of consecrated life of diocesan right, linked to the bishopric of Vic and formed by a small community of nuns