Classical French Architecture in Buenos Aires

From 1880, admirers of France as a model republic for cultural and aesthetic tastes, known as the ‘Generation of ‘80’, began to expand globally. The classical French style began to heavily influence even Non-French European Architects. At the beginning of the 19th century, European tendencies and influences penetrated Argentina after the wars of independence. As the new republic constructed a nation, the Argentine government aimed to move away from its colonial roots. At the time, Argentina prospered…

Hume Palace was built for a Scottish Railway Magnate in Alvear Avenue Buenos Aires

Alvear Avenue is emblematic of the elegance of Buenos Aires. The street contains an essential collection of architecture from the 1900s. In the first period, right up to the country’s first centennial, it was a street lined with Italianate villas or Victorian mansions with lush gardens. Then in the 10’s and ’20s, almost everything was replaced by private hotels of great size, inspired by the French architecture of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, as evidenced by the current headquarters…
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