Banfield, Buenos Aires
The corner of Hipólito Yrigoyen Ave. and French St.
|Partido||Lomas de Zamora|
|Elevation||16 m (52 ft)|
|• Density||7,851/km2 (20,330/sq mi)|
|Area code(s)||+54 11|
In 1873 Banfield railway station, named after the Englishman Edward Banfield, the first general manager of the British-owned Buenos Aires Great Southern Railway (Spanish: Ferrocarril del Sud), was opened. On August 19, 1873, the first plots of land in the area were advertised for sale and extensive development took place from the 1880s onwards.
The writer Julio Cortázar, though born in Belgium, spent much of his childhood in Banfield. Banfield was also home of the renowned tango composer Alfredo De Angelis and the popular singer Sandro.
Home of the Pio Collivadino Museum, Medrano 165, Lomas de Zamora: Collivadino, one of Argentina's most famous artists, was the Director of the Academy of Fine Arts in Buenos Aires and an organizer of the Prilidiano Pueyrreddon School of Fine Arts until he was forced to retire by the military dictator, General Pedro Pablo Ramirez, in 1944. Collivadino died in Buenos Aires in 1945 at the age of 76.
A Ferrosur Roca freight train at Banfield train station.
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- (in Spanish) Lomas Athletic Club - Official site
- (in Spanish) Banfield's Commercial Guide
- (in Spanish) Aguirre Conservatory of Music
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