Gath & Chaves

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The former Gath & Chaves building

Gath y Chaves (commonly given by the Argentines as "gatichaves" ) was a department store in the downtown of the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Founded in 1883 by Lorenzo Chaves (1854-1928) and Alfredo Gath (1852-1936 ), it fell into English hands when it was bought by Harrods,[1] and was a favorite of the city's upper class. Actress Amelia Bence worked for the store as a young girl. It finally closed in 1974. The current building is a bank.

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  1. ^ Bankoff, Greg; Lübken, Uwe; Sand, Jordan (19 January 2012). Flammable Cities: Urban Conflagration and the Making of the Modern World. University of Wisconsin Pres. p. 271. ISBN 978-0-299-28383-4.