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First buildings in our capital city

Galleries and buildings. Ancient, avant-garde and picturesque. The city of Mendoza is marked by the most valuable architecture.


When years of stability passed in our province and progress, with governments led by Mendoza who worked honestly thereby obtaining the support of the citizenry; professionals, workers and mostly incorruptible entrepreneurs, it was achieved that the industry of construction would dump its valuable support to modernize our Capital City.

This was done through the construction of valuable buildings and commercial galleries that coincided with the creation of the Horizontal Property Law which allowed the first buildings of departments.

This took place in General Paz 69, by a firm real estate in the Federal Capital, in the 50's on land that years had previously held the Provincial Directorate of Health.

It was the first horizontally owned building in Mendoza. with a simple front and apartments with spacious environments and amenities more modern. They went on sale in small long-term installments, but not had an immediate favorable response from the Mendoza people, accustomed to live in houses of large environments, patio and corridors.

Construction continued

A few years later, the San Juan builder Isaac Kolton built the second building — under the protection of the same law — in Rivadavia to 20, on land where there were old houses and some small trade.

Kolton, with commercial skill, quickly sold the departments; supported by an extensive advertising campaign immediately planned new buildings on central land that it sold in accessible installments long term very successfully, which allowed him to build more than fifty buildings in our city.

For the knowledge of the new generations of mendocines, on the corner of St. Martin and Amigorena, a private arranged the construction of the field apartment building in which the School operated National Normal Tomás Godoy Cruz, cradle of the first teachers of Mendoza.

The city kept growing

At the corner of San Martín and Montevideo attended the National Inspectorate of Schools in an old house where teachers entered by an old gate with a gate cancel over San Martín. That old house was owned by a Mr. Criscitelli, who demolished it and built the current building of commercial premises over San Martín and forty meters of Montevideo.

At the corner of San Martín and Garibaldi there was a brewery that served in an old house of marinade and some small business. Mr. Juan Gómez bought all the land on San Martín and Garibaldi, where he built the current office building with entry by Garibaldi 7. It was the first home of Canal 7, which opened on the fourth floor. The premises intended for commerce gave a lot of public movement to a corner that, in those years, was not the very center.

The spacious building of the Post Office Central was built on land donated by the Municipality of the Capital, where it had free public baths with large swimming pools and Comfortable services on the corner of San Martín, Colón, 9 de Julio and Infanta Mercedes de San Martin. Then, the Post Office served in old street houses General Paz and Chile.

On the grounds of José V. Zapata 63 it was built, with the best amenities, the building of the Regional Sanatorium, currently considered one of the best.

Opposite and at the same time, López Vilches arranged the construction of the current building of apartments and commercial premises on land on which there were only old houses and unclosed wastelands, which allowed that the Centre, which ended in San Martín and Sarmiento, would be expanded.

A healthy economy

These are just a few examples of the numerous buildings built in mid

Publication Date: 05/11/2019

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