Friday, March 23, 2012

Eduardo Le Monnier

Eduardo Le Monnier (born Edouard Louis Stanislas Le Monnier in Paris, France, 1873) was a French architect recognized for his work in BrazilUruguay and, mainly, Argentina .
He studied at the National School of Decorative Arts in Paris and moved to Brazil to 1894He worked on different projects, such as General Carneiro station of Belo Horizonte (Minas Gerais) and taught at the School of Fine Arts in Curitiba .
He arrived in Buenos Aires on November 1st of 1896 . Here he completed most of his  projects. One of his early works there is the bakery 's Burdalesa (Paraná No 861/9, year 1898, since demolished). In 1901 he defended his diploma at the University of Buenos Aires and joined the Central Society of Architects (SCA).
Le Monnier was known for wearing his trademark  boina blanca (or white beret).

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