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Villa Ballester

Villa Ballester is a city located in the northern Greater Buenos Aires urban area and it is part of the General San Martín Partido in Buenos Aires Province, Argentina. It is served by the Línea Mitre commuter railway with its station also named Villa Ballester. Founded on 26 October 1889.HistoryPedro Ballester started the development of the town in the late 1880s in some fields occupied by his family, the chacra Miguel Ballester y Flotat. A key factor for the success of the new town was the train which provided fast access to Buenos Aires. The town was named after the commercial partnership between Pedro Ballester and Guillermo Lacroze, "Sociedad Villa Ballester".Notable residents Alejandro Awada (born 1961), actor Annemarie Heinrich (1912–2005), German-born photographer Carlos Ripamonte (1874–1968), painter Ceferino Carnacini (1888–1964), painter, lived 50 years in Villa Ballester Fernando Siro (1931–2006), film actor, film director and screenwriter Helmut Ditsch (born 1962), painter José Carreras (born 1946), Spanish tenor, lived in Villa Ballester for a year during his childhood José Hernández (1834–1886), journalist and poet, born at the Pueyrredón Chacra on 10 November 1834 Luis César Amadori (1920–1977), film director, married to Zully Moreno Roberto De Vicenzo (born 1923), former professional golfer and The Open Championship winner
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