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Wednesday, December 28, 2011


Buenos Aires is full of small non-official neighborhoods that live inside the official ones. They have their own histories or architectural characteristics which distinguish them from the rest of the surroundings. This is the case of the Rawson neighborhood, a complex of 104 houses inside Agronomía. A place full of calm and old trees which frame beautiful houses and a small square.

The place was built by the Argentine state between 1928 and 1933. It is limited by San Martín Avenue and Tinogasta and Zamudio Streets. There are 9 blocks of houses surrounded by gardens. The neighborhood was built by a German firm, inspired in a Swiss design. The architectural style is defined as picturesque. The place kept the shape and design through the years becoming a patrimonial place nowadays.

Also in this neighborhood you can find one of the houses where worldwide famous Argentine writer Julio Cortazar lived between 1934 and 1951. It is located on 3246 Artigas Street. In those years, the writer lived with its mother and sister but only visited the house on weekend as his teaching career in near cities forced him to travel from Mondays to Fridays. Just a few blocks aways from Rawson neighborhood, a street tributes him.

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