Buenos Aires - San Nicolás: Plaza Lavalle - Monumento a Abdón Calderón
Monumento a Abdón Calderón, located in Plaza Lavalle, was designed by by Ecuadorian sculptor Silvio Chaguinga. Calderón was an Ecuadorian soldier who fought in the battle of Pichincha as part of the Campañas del Sur in the battle for Ecuadorian independence.
Plaza Lavalle (Lavalle Square), comprising of three blocks of quiet green space surrounded by Avenida Córdoba, Libertad, Lavalle, and Talacahuano, was laid out in 1872 on land that previously housed an artillery park. It was famously the site of la Revolución del Parque (Revolution of the Park), or la Revolución de 90, an uprising led by members of the Civic Union, which would later give rise to the modern Radical Civic Union, on July 26, 1890 against the presidency of Miguel Juárez Celman of the National Autonomist Party. Though it ultimately failed, the revolution forced Juárez Celman's resignation and marked the decline of the elite of the Generation of '80.