Town Hall, Colonel Pringles - Francisco Salamone

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    In the rural Pampas, this town hall is one of many designed by Francisco Salamone across the countryside in rural Argentina during the late 1930s.

    Salamone was commissioned in the 1930s by the (new) federal government to design town halls, cemeteries, and slaughterhouses to be deployed across the rural countryside as symbols of modern state power.

    Although his work appears characteristically Art Deco, Salamone's buildings draw on motifs that reference local histories - the over 60 municipal projects he completed are all unique. Almost always marked by a powerful tower element, today his buildings are eerie symbols from another era that still dot the countryside of the Pampas.

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