8. Edificio San Martín

Edificio San Martín was completed in 1931 by architect Ernesto Ignacio Buenrostro and is one of several he designed in Hipódromo. This three-story apartment building includes an angled marquee with small skylights, geometric lamps flanking the entrance and vegetable reliefs above the top floor windows. If faces directly onto Parque México, which is also known as Parque San Martín.

This is yet another Art Deco gem that had to be rescued from the brink. During the late 1990s it was restored following more than 20 years of abandonment and some sources state it was nearly in ruins. Ground floor apartment space was converted to create new garages and the penthouses were enlarged, but its geometric arch entrance looks very similar to the original condition shown in a historic photo which you can see here.