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[commune logo] image by Valentin Poposki, 16 September 2020
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Commune 5

The City of Buenos Aires, since 1996, is divided into 15 communes. These entities has no special names, but are numbered, from Comuna 1 to Comuna 15.

Comuna 5 includes the barrios Almagro and Boedo.

No special logo is known for Comuna 5.

Valentin Poposki, 16 September 2020


barrio logo image located by Valentin Poposki, 16 September 2020

Barrio Almagro is in the Comuna 5.

Emblem of Almagro : The basilica surrounded by the symbols of the neighborhood: boxing glove, football, music and a bouquet of violets, for confectionery. On the history of the emblem, we add this text authored by Dr. Carlos Manuel Trueba, representative of the Board of Historical Studies of the Almagro neighborhood whom I thank for sharing it with me. Dr. Trueba was a participant in the act of replacing the Almagro neighborhood on March 30, 2006, where he explained to all those present the details of the neighborhood emblem:

At the initiative of the General Directorate of Participation Systems and Intermediate Institutions of the then Municipality of the City of Buenos Aires, today the Government of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, public tenders were organized in the different neighborhoods of the city so that each one had his emblem.
To carry out this initiative, in 1991 the Director of that Organization, Mrs. Irma Rizzuti, entrusted this task to Mrs. Martha Rodriguez, an official of the aforementioned Directorate, who approached the neighborhood to propose the formation of a group of prominent people in art, history, religion, among other disciplines, whose purpose was to integrate the PROMOTING BOARD FOR THE CREATION OF THE ALMAGRO NEIGHBORHOOD EMBLEM. Various intermediate institutions of Almagro were summoned for this and that is how the Parish of Itatí, the Evangelical Methodist Church, the Rotary Club of Almagro, the Navarro Center, the Almagro Commercial Chamber, the Hospital Cooperator echoed that call. Durand, the Almagro Club, the Manuel Solá School, the San Martín National School, the Board of Historical Studies of Almagro and the Cumbre Cultural Center. The Promoting Board set its headquarters at the aforementioned Club Almagro, which generously gave a place to deliberate.
One of the objectives of the newly created Board was, following the provisions of the Regulations issued for this purpose by that Municipality, to designate the members of the Jury who would intervene in the judging of the works that were presented. Enrique Horacio Puccia, Juan Carlos Ferraro, Angel Imaz and Alfredo Brañeiro and Pastor Sabanes were its members. Amado Armas, Lautaro Fernández, Jorge Sánchez and Rodolfo Antonio Paz presented projects. On September 18, 1991, the Jury chose the project that in their opinion was the one that best represented the neighborhood. The project presented by Mr. Amado Armas was the one chosen unanimously by the Jury, thus remaining, after its final approval by the municipal authority, as the emblem of the Almagro neighborhood.

Mr. Armas, well-known sculptor and poet, former Salesian student, author, among many other works, of the sculptural group located on the SW corner of Don Bosco and Yapeyú that represents Don Bosco standing illustrated with majolica that allude to the life and work of the santo, explains in the report added to his project the meaning of his work. The emblem represents the culture and spirituality, characteristics of the neighborhood, when it reproduces the Basilica of María Auxiliadora y San Carlos, seat of the Parish of San Carlos, which stands on the figure of an open book; football and boxing, important sports activities in the neighborhood, are represented by a ball and a glove, while the guitar, a cultural expression that distinguishes Almagro, it gives an account of the presence in the neighborhood of authentic cultists of music and city songs. One of them was the tango «Almagro» by Vicente San Lorenzo and A. Timarni, masterfully interpreted by Carlos Gardel who, in his childhood, studied at the Pío IX School, located in Yapeyú and Hipólito Yrigoyen. Finally, the bouquet of violets evokes the traditional corner of Rivadavia and Medrano where, to the happiness of the residents of the neighborhood and the entire city, the "Las Violetas" Confectionery works.
The emblem was discovered on September 28, 1992, "Dia del Barrio de Almagro", remaining for some time on the SW corner of Plaza Almagro. On March 30, 2006 it will be placed again in that same square on the NW corner (Sarmiento and Jerónimo Salguero).


Junta (historical board)

barrio logo image located by Valentin Poposki, 16 September 2020


barrio logo image located by Valentin Poposki, 16 September 2020

This is a work by Prof. Ernesto Grafman, arising from the contest organized by the General Directorate of Political and Legislative Affairs through its program for Strengthening Institutional Participation (FoPaI). The emblem was placed on a screen located in Boedo and San Ignacio on October 21, 2004. The renowned cartoonist and visual artist, a neighbor of the neighborhood, points out as founding landmarks of the neighborhood, its libertarian spirit, the existence of its clubs, the activities visual arts, music and letters.

The shield is divided into two fields: The upper one, white, highlights the activity of Editorial Claridad, with a red flare emerging from the torch, which symbolizes the ideology of the Boedo Group.
In the lower field, on a gray-blue background, on the right, a palette is reminiscent of visual artists. On the left, the open book and the pen with the Pacha Camac inscription recall the traditional rock.
Between both elements, the tango, symbolized by the bandstand, and two intertwined dancers complete the allegory.
Below, two Argentine ribbons hold a red ribbon with the name of the neighborhood in blue.

Junta (historical board)

barrio logo image located by Valentin Poposki, 16 September 2020

2015 Flag and Arms proposal

barrio logo image located by Valentin Poposki, 16 September 2020

barrio logo image located by Valentin Poposki, 16 September 2020