Círculo Militar at San Martín Plaza in Retiro, Buenos Aires, Argentina

This ornate door at San Martín Plaza leads to the former mansion of José C. Paz. In 1869, he founded La Prensa. This is still a widely-read daily Argentine newspaper. Flush with financial success, he hired French architect Louis Sortais to design Paz Palace. When completed in 1914, the 65,000 square feet qualified as the largest – and some say most opulent – residence in Argentina. In 1938, the property became Círculo Militar, a society of retired military officers.

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