Saturday, August 27, 2011

Avenida 9 de Julio, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires: Avenida 9 de Julio.

Vistas de Cuidades Argentinas No 35
(City views of Argentina)

This postcard is unused and from the late 60's.

I was sent this message from someone named JB ....

I should point out that the Mirafiori building (which would be in the middle-right of the photo) is missing. Since ground was broken on same in 1961, my guess is that the postcard was made in the late 1950s, rather than late '60s.
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Avenida 9 de Julio
Buenos Aires

vista nocturna (Late evening view)
Fotografia: Ricardo Gona
This card was written in 1997 but was never mailed.

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Avenida 9 de Julio is a wide avenue in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Its name honors Argentina's Independence Day, July 9, 1816. The avenue's unusual width is because it spans an entire city block.

The avenue was first planned in 1888 with the name of Ayohuma; but because it was opposed by affected landlords and residents, work did not start until 1935. The initial phase was inaugurated on 9 July 1937 and the main stretch of the avenue was completed in the 1960s. (Look at how young the trees are in the top postcard!)  The southern connections were completed after 1980, when the downtown portion of the tollway system was completed.

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