Boedo might seems as an old area of Buenos Aires if you listen to Tango lyrics, but it is in fact one of the cities newer neighborhoods. It was formed as recently as 1972 when Almagro was divided and Balvanera (Once) became an entity of its own. The land that today is Boedo was originally a place of city storage, occupied by brick ovens, milk drums, bread mills and some "pulperias"(the name that was then used for "bar") and warehouses. By the beginning of the 20th century, though, some "cafetines"(small coffee houses with a bad reputation) also started to appear in the area.
It was a place with low buildings, "chorizo" (sausage) style, repeated monotonously one after another. Most of the houses had two yards, separated by a dining room and a corridor leading to the front rooms that were facing the street. These front room were usually not used by the owners of the houses, but were instead available for rent. Today it has become a quiet residential area of the City of Buenos Aires. Its old low houses are now contrasting with the many newer structures that are appearing. Although it is a neighborhood without parks, its side-walks have beautifully aged trees, bringing the place to life. Lately the residents of the neighborhood have also been fighting for a park on an abandoned lot in the heart of Boedo.
Boedo is the only "barrio" that has actually been named after its main street, the Boedo Avenue. The street, on the other hand, was named after the Dr. Mariano Joaquín Boedo, a brilliant jurist consultant, born on the 25th of July of 1782. He was a representative of Salta (a Northern Argentinean province) in the national government and one of the persons that signed the National Act of Independence. He dedicated all of his life to fighting for independence, and had numerous important charges, that led him to becoming vice president of the Congress of Tucumán. He was elected president in 1817, and died in the city of Buenos Aires in April 1819, at the early age of 37.
The day of Boedo is celebrated on the 25th of July, coinciding with the birthday of Mariano Boedo himself.
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