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Founding of the Botanical Garden

Fundación del Jardín Botánico

 
 
Founding of the Botanical Garden Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, May 2, 2014
1. Founding of the Botanical Garden Marker
Inscription.
1922-1972
La Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala
En testimonio de agradecimiento al Señor Presidente Don Carlos Herrera
Quien por acuerdo del 17 de septiembre de 1922 donó a la facultad de
Ciencias naturales y farmacia este predio con la expresa condición siguiente:

“3ª que la mencionada facultad queda en la obligación de no
vender su propiedad, de construir un edificio apropiado a la
institución y el jardín botánico.”
Comuníquese, Herrera

Secretario de Estado en el Despacho de Gobernación y Justicia, A.A. Saravia
Rafael Cuevas del Cid, Rector
Rubén Mayorga P., Decano
Mario Dary R., Director

English translation: The University of San Carlos of Guatemala
In appreciation to President Carlos Herrera
Who by decree on September 17, 1933 donated to the faculty of
Natural Sciences and Pharmacy this property with the express condition as follows”

“3rd that the faculty mentioned here has the obligation to not
sell this property and to construct an appropriate building for the
institution and the botanical garden.”
Let it be known, Herrera

Secretary of the State in the Government and Justice Office, A.A. Saravia
Rafael Cuevas del Cid, Rector
Rubén
Wide view of the Founding of the Botanical Garden Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, May 2, 2014
2. Wide view of the Founding of the Botanical Garden Marker
Mayorga P., Dean Mario Dary R., Director

 
Erected 1972.
 
Location. 14° 36.892′ N, 90° 30.82′ W. Marker is in Guatemala City, Guatemala. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Avenida La Reforma 0-63, Zone 10, Guatemala City, Guatemala, Guatemala.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Monument of the Star (within shouting distance of this marker); Assassination of Dr. Alberto Fuentes Mohr (within shouting distance of this marker); Miltary Academy of Guatemala (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); Miguel Garcia Granados (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); José Maria Reina Barrios (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Israel and Guatemala Monument (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); The Ceiba, Guatemala's National Tree (approx. one kilometer away). Click for a list of all markers in Guatemala City.
 
More about this marker. Before hosting the Botanical Garden, this location was the site of the Practical School for Young Men ("Escuela Práctica para Varones") which was destroyed during the December, 1917 and January, 1918 earthquakes.
 
Categories. Horticulture & Forestry
 
An additional marker at the Guatemala Botanical Garden image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, May 2, 2014
3. An additional marker at the Guatemala Botanical Garden
This additional marker gives thanks to the University of San Carlos officials that worked to found the Botanical Garden on December 27, 1922: Pastor Guerrero, Rector, Eduardo Saravia C., Dean, and Ulises Rojas, Director. This marker also mentions that it was placed on the 150th anniversary of the birth of Luis Pasteur.
Practical School for Young Men ("Escuela Practica para Varones") image. Click for full size.
4. Practical School for Young Men ("Escuela Practica para Varones")
Prior to the earthquakes of 1917-1918 with the "Monument of the Star" in the foreground.
Destruction of the Practical School for Young Men and future site of the Botanical Garden. image. Click for full size.
5. Destruction of the Practical School for Young Men and future site of the Botanical Garden.
 
 
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