On the site of what is now the Biblioteca Nacional, or the national library, in the Recoleta neighborhood of Buenos Aires used to sit the former presidential palace of President Juan Peron and the first lady, Eva Peron. The palace, known as Unzué Palace, became something of lore following the military coup that ousted Peron from power in 1955, after which they ordered the complete demolition of the house, which, together with its grounds, took up more than three city blocks. This was where Evita lived out her last days in a battle with cancer, and where she eventually died in 1952. The house would have fronted onto Libertador Avenue, where there is now a large monument dedicated to Evita.
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