Don Santiago Calzadilla and his wife Elvira Lavalleja built their house in 1856 as a summer residence with immense luxury for the times like thick walls, a chimney on the dining room, delicate bronzes, ceramics and wooden floors, and the terrace floor with white, red and blue tiles. Calzadilla was a military man, a writer, pianist and the music critic of Buenos Aires Province journalism. In 1891 he published a book called “Las Beldades de mi Pueblo”, on the customs of the epoch in Buenos Aires and rumors circulating in Las Conchas at the time. The artist Prilidiano Pueyrredon painted Calzadilla and his wife in the house in 1859. These oil paintings are kept by the National Fine Arts Museum.
Location: 723, Liniers Street
This house was built in the mid 19th Century by the Oliveira Cesar Family who inhabited it for many years. It was later bought by Delfina Huergo de Astengo. It bore witness to the epoch between 1856 and 1886 and it was an important meeting point to many illustrious personalities like General Bartolome Mitre.
The house is beautiful and simple construction, and built at such level that it required short flights of stairs to climb to the garden and to the house. The main gate is forged iron with the initials of Delfina Astengo as a monogram. The front of the house has a central hall with two neo – classical columns and pillars on the sides.
Location: 968, Liniers St. between Mitre and Viamonte Streets.
Quinta Los Naranjos
This house was built by Don Agustin Martinez who was a warrior during the war for Independence. The house has arches on Tuscan columns and had a place for anchoring boats. Eduardo Zimerman bought it in 1890 though he had his residence in the city. He worked with the first flour mills located in Cañuelas and Olavarria. The current owners are the Belaustegui Family.
Location: 1492, Liniers Street.