Defensa Alleyway (Former House of Ezeiza family) | San Telmo
It is the Pasaje Defensa (passage) nowadays.
It used to be the home of a typical family of Buenos Aires: the Ezeizas. The house was built in 1880. It constitutes one of the best example of the typical houses in San Telmo, it is a big two floor house with patios on the center and surrounded by different rooms.
The height of the roofs, the width of the bedrooms, the size of the patios and the style of its façade show Italian influences.
It used to be a family house in the beginnings, then, a primary school and later, a deaf mute school. During the crisis of the 1930s it became the home of 32 families.
It was redesigned and from 1981 on it is a commercial gallery where antique dealers, art galleries and different shops sell crafts and old objects.