Historical character and global icon
(MEMORY OF A HISTORIC AND EMBLEMATIC BUILDING. POSADAS 1557)
The history of this building of the Posadas Street 1557 It could well have been the landscape of a story by Julio Cortázar, William Faulkner or Clarice Lispector.
Love affairs, deceptions, betrayals, revenge, hatred and reconciliations had this building stage. But, above all, This House stands out for its links with the fate of General Juan Domingo Perón and his wife Eva Duarte. It avoids, It is with Carlos Gardel and Ernesto Che Guevara, three universal icons that agreed two far-reaching circumstances: Argentine-born and have died tragically young.
This building was built in the Decade of the 30 how"Residence Golden Home”. At the same time, the Posadas Street was part of the "low" in the Capital City. Throughout its seven blocks they happened, one after the other, bars, cabarets, gambling dens, Boliches and other nightspots where the wealthy classes alternated with mines and others bad girls live There he gathered.
It prevents moved to Buenos Aires in 1935. He stayed initially in cheap pensions of the districts of Congress and currents or in rooms providing you some of the actresses with whom shared deals. After his first radio roles, He was able to access an own up to this street Guest House. Thanks to the intermediation of the famous Colonel merchant, He held a small apartment in this building. He settled here because right on the sidewalk in front was "Radio Belgrano", the radio station where he worked as a radio actress. A year later he could move to another more apartment, two portals below on the same street.
Months later, at the beginning of the year of 1944, on the occasion of a charity festival that was held at Luna Park, was the own Colonel merchant who accompanied Evita to present to Juan Domingo Perón. Their meeting was all upstairs/downstairs that kept them United until death. J. D. Perón visited her and galanteó on this street. Little time later, in February of 1944, both were installed in the number 1561 This same Posadas Street which was their first marital residence.
To decorate the long corridor that connects the two towers of the Hotel, the famous sculptor Italianate Julio Geró, personal friend of Juan Domingo Perón, received the Commission for a mural. This work is the sister of which decorated the hall of the Teatro General San Martín of Buenos Aires. It can be seen even today in the central hall of the Hotel and has catalogued in Bénézit dictionary.
Bonding of Evita with the Posadas Street concluded in 1945 dramatically. After the coup of General Ávalos and alerted the effect, Juan Domingo Perón waited for his arrest in the lobby of this building of the Posadas street date of the 15 October of 1945 to be subsequently confined to the island of Martin Garcia. Just two days later, convened by their supporters and their own avoids, crowds gathered in this street Posadas to leave shirtless up to the Plaza de Mayo. Prevents and popular pressure got the release and the return of General Perón. Shortly after, the date of the 22 in October of that same year, the couple got married in the city of Junín.
All the reform of the building undertaken by them current owners of the Hotel has intended take care of them more minimum details to them guests live with the antiquity of a building historical and emblematic. More even so they perceive the whispers of love, smell the aromas, to listen history Lightsabers. Here, Here same, Evita played piano and loved desperately her husband and his people.
Dear Guest and friend of this House. Are you surrounded by history, wrap of events that changed the fate of a nation. Look for some hidden corner and sharpens your senses, sure that you will hear the cheers of the crowd on the street, Evita's piano notes, their laughter of happiness...
The historian Eduardo Masllorens, specialist in this neighborhood of Recoleta, put us on the track of this story and helped us get the bibliography: C. M. Alchourron, J. Basualdo, TO. Benvenutto, M. Mouratian, G. Clark: "The Government merchant II part: Historical construction with oral documents". Historical archive of the province of Buenos Aires. University of la Plata, Emilio Ravignani Institute,; Diego Bingongiari: "Guide of Buenos Aires and surrounding areas" Ed. Granica, Buenos Aires 2007; John Martini: "Where lived prevents?”. The accidental chronicler. Eternal Libreria-editorial Cadence. Buenos Aires; Jorge González Crespo: "The Colonel", Buenos Aires 1999.