The path of Salamone
Salvatore Salamone left Sicily, to try his luck in America, at the end of the 19th century. He arrived at the port of Buenos Aires with his son Francisco in his arms. Salvatore was a builder, and that legacy was passed on to the boy. And this was how the young man was first received as a major master of works at the Otto Krause in Buenos Aires and as an architect and engineer at the National University of Córdoba. Without knowing it, life would have prepared for him a surprise that would immortalize him.
In 1936, he met the governor of the Province of Buenos Aires, Manuel Fresco. The president belonged to the Conservative Party and wanted to use public works to appear in the books of history. His dream was: to reestablish a monumental province. And Salamone interpreted the politician’s dream perfectly.
Between 1936 and 1940 he deployed almost 70 works in 18 municipalities, including Azul, Epecuén, Laprida, Gonzales Chaves, Balcarce, Coronel Pringles, Tornquist, Guaminí, Saavedra and Saldungaray. Works loaded with monumentalism, megalomania and ambition, spoken in the forceful language of art deco, functionalism, Italian futurism, German expressionism and Russian constructivism. However, it is only a few years ago that his work begins to be rescued from an oblivion in which he fell for those things that he has our story.
The most emblematic structures
Villa Epecuén had its tourist peak in hand with its lagoon with therapeutic properties. It is located in the match of Adolfo Alsina, just over seven kilometers from Carhué. Its origins date back to 1921. It came to have about 1500 inhabitants, which had to be evacuated in 1985, when the
Periodista desde 1988, especializado en turismo. Escribe para medios gráficos y digitales de nuestro país y el extranjero.
Fundador de LOS CABRERA Comunicación con sede en Buenos Aires.
Creador del desarrollo Digital BAIGLESIAS (ISSN 2683-7870) abocado en forma solidaria y gratuita a recuperar el patrimonio cultural, arquitectónico e histórico de los más de 250 lugares sagrados que tiene la Arquidiócesis de Buenos Aires. El mismo fue declarado de interés cultural por la Legislatura de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires.
Autor de Fragmentaria Buenos Aires (ISBN: 978-987-1960-67-2) Libro de cuentos, relatos breves y fragmentos que tienen como eje central a la Ciudad de Buenos Aires. Publicado y con venta en Librerías.
El XIII Congreso Internacional de Turismo Religioso y Sustentable realizado en San Jose de Chiquitos, Bolivia 2017.
11º Encuentro Argentino de Turismo Religioso, Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina 2018
En el primer Congreso de Gestion e Innovación Hotelero Gastronómico, Villa Gesell Buenos Aires, Argentina 2018
En el primer Congreso Latinoamericano de Turismo Religioso y Destinos Emergentes, Santo Domingo, República Dominicana -2019
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