Saturday, September 21, 2013

1625 Avenida 18 de Julio, Montevideo

1625 Avenida 18 de Julio, Montevideo

I think this is 1625 Avenida 18 de Julio in Montevideo. My notes are somewhat lacking in the exact detail but certainly the number next to this Art Deco door reads 1625.

1625 Avenida 18 de Julio, Montevideo


  1. What was it about Montevideo, do you think, that encouraged the city to build and preserve so many grand Deco buildings? For a blog like yours, some cities provide a mother lode.

    1. For sure Helen, a real boon. It is the sort of city where you you look at a building and don't bother to take a photo because there are so many other better ones but in another place you would take lots of photos.

      I read somewhere that, going back, Uruguay was the 'Switzerland of South America' so I presume that the strong banking sector attracted development to Montevideo. I think a lot of it has survived because like a lot of other places there wasn't the money to redevelop in later years so the older buildings survived and more and more are being restored rather than replaced.