The front part of this historic site dates back to the early 20th century and now houses several shops and a restaurant with a view of Plaza Dorrego.
The rest of the building was built in the 1930s with a neo-colonial style of architecture. The site originally belonged to Argentine patriot Domingo French and in the entrance, you can see an image in ceramic tiles that depicts Domingo French and Antonio Luis Beruti taking part in events leading up to Argentina's 1810 revolution of independence. Legend has it that these two men distributed the blue and white bands that the supporters of the independence movements wore on their lapels to differenciate them from the Royalists in the doors of the Cabildo, the colonial town hall.
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