Guatemala City, Guatemala, Guatemala
José Maria Reina Barrios
Jose Maria Reina Barrios
Presidente de Guatemala
Nacio: San Marcos el 24 de diciembre de 1854
Murio: En Guatemala el 8 de febrero de 1898
Impulsor y Realizador de Muchas
entre ellas el
Paseo “La Reforma”
Jose Maria Reina Barrios
President of Guatemala
Born: San Marcos, December 24, 1854
Died: Guatemala City, February 8, 1898
Creator of many public works that strengthened the country
The “La Reforma” Avenue
Location. 14° 36.553′ N, 90° 30.886′ W. Marker is in Guatemala City, Guatemala. Click for map.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Israel and Guatemala Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Ceiba, Guatemala's National Tree (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Miguel Garcia Granados (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Miltary Academy of Guatemala (approx. Assassination of Dr. Alberto Fuentes Mohr (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Founding of the Botanical Garden (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Monument of the Star (approx. 0.7 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Guatemala City.
Regarding José Maria Reina Barrios. Jose Maria Reina Barrios was the nephew of Liberal President Justo Rufino Barrios. He took advantage of his family and business connections to become President in 1892. He is mostly remembered for infrastructure improvements in the capital of Guatemala City, establishing the quetzal as Guatemala's currency and generally supporting the reforms of his Liberal uncle. He married an American, Algeria Benton, in New York City. As the marker mentions, he was behind the planning of the “La Reforma” Avenue which was a broad avenue lined with trees and statuary. It remains as one of the principal roads of the city. Originally the avenue was named “June 30” for the date in which Liberal troops took over from the Conservative President Cerna in 1871, led by Justo Rufino Barrios and Miguel Garcia Granados. He was assassinated in 1898 by Swiss immigrant Edgar Zollinger
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