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Intersection of Santa Fe and Scalabrini Ortiz Avenues

Scalabrini Ortiz Avenue is an avenue that runs through Villa Crespo and Palermo neighborhoods of Buenos Aires, Argentina and goes from southwest to northeast, parallel Juan B. Justo Avenue. It starts on Warnes Avenue and ends on Figueroa Alcorta Avenue

In 1867, when this avenue was still a dirt track, it was named El Camino del Ministro Inglés (English Minister's Road), because English diplomat Henry Southern used it to go downtown from the country house where he lived with his family.

Approximate route

A decree in November 27, 1893 changed its name for the first time to Canning, as a tribute to George Canning, former Secretary of Foreign Relations of the United Kingdom.

Another decree, dictated on May 31, 1974 by the government of Juan Domingo Perón, stated that Canning Ave. changed its name into Scalabrini Ortiz Ave. as a tribute to Raúl Scalabrini Ortiz, Argentine journalist, writer and essayist.

Two years later, during the military dictatorship, the name of this avenue was changed again into Canning Ave.. Finally, with the arrival of democracy, Canning Ave. was renamed again to Scalabrini Ortiz Ave., on December 29, 1985.

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