On Lavalle, a block off glitzy Avenida Corrientes, you'll find Edificio Argentino. Its name spelt out on the corner of the building under a stylish clock.
The round tower is topped with a stepped dome culminating in a simple flagpole. Lions heads sit at the quarter points under the lip of the dome.
A number of other reliefs punctuate the decorative band below the second storey.
MELBOURNE ART DECO
In 2009 Robin Grow published a book on Melbourne Art Deco, with images largely supplied by David Thompson. The book quickly sold out and he is pleased to say that it has now been re-published by Brolga Press, with updates, errors corrected and a new cover.
Best of all, it is selling for about $25 in the shops and on-line. Art Deco & Modernism Society members can purchase a copy from me for $22, (includes postage within Australia). For overseas orders please email for postage rates. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested, and advise if you would like the book to be dedicated and/or signed.