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Here a photo of daily life. Here I was at the General Las Heras Avenue cross with Pueyrredón Av., and took this photo when my wife was inside a store seeing dresses.

The current Las Heras Avenue was originally a dirt road almost coastline (Rio de la Plata was walking distance in that time) when in eighteenth century began to be called "Chavango Road" since that road brought some breeds of llamas (llama breeding is popularly called the "chavango"). In the ninetheenth century with the grow of building arround it became a Avenue.
The current name honors the military patriot Juan Gualberto Gregorio de las Heras featured in Argentina struggles for Independence and governor of Buenos Aires.

On the Avenida Las Heras ran in April 1897 the first electric tram of Buenos Aires, a experimental section built by the english Charles Bright to join Plaza Italia to the corner of Scalabrini Avenue current Ortiz. In same year was inaugurated the first massive electric tram, transport that operated until 1962.

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