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Mérida in Municipality of Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico — The Southeast (Yucatan Peninsula)
 

House of Writer José Peón Contreras

 
 
House of Writer José Peón Contreras Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 12, 2017
1. House of Writer José Peón Contreras Marker
Inscription.
Casa del escritor José Peón Contreras
La casa forma parte de una serie de residencias próximas que fueron todas habitadas por diferentes integrantes de la familia Peón. Entre todas ellas, según escribe el investigador Francisco de Montejo Baqueiro, que esta casa fue la mansión residencial de D. Simón Peón y Cano y su esposa Dña. Venancia Losa y Quijano y descendientes. Esta finca fue construida con los dos niveles que conserva hasta la fecha. En una de sus estancias vio la luz primera el egregio poeta y dramaturgo Dr D. José Peón y Contreras el 12 de enero de 1843. Peón Contreras, quien cultivó abundantemente los géneros literarios de la poesia a la novela y la dramaturgia, murió en la cudad de México en 1907.

Finalmente, en este mismo pórtico en las primeras dos décadas del siglo XX estuvo la librería “La Literaria” antiguo establecimiento de gran tradición, propiedad del español D. Francisco Fontboté

English:
House of writer José Péon Contreras
This house is part of a series of residences which are close by and were all inhabited by different members of the Péon family. Among them, was the residential mansion of Don Simón Péon y Cano and his wife Doña Venancia Losa y Quijano and their offspring. In one of these rooms the eminent poet and playwright
House of Writer José Peón Contreras Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 12, 2017
2. House of Writer José Peón Contreras Marker
Dr. José Péon y Contreras was born on January 12, 1843. Péon Contreras, who abundantly cultivated the literary genres of poetry novels and playwriting, died in Mexico City in 1907:

Finally, for the first two decades of the 20th century the bookstore “La Literaria” was installed in this same portal, as an establishment of great tradition, property of Spaniard Don Francisco Fontboté.

Maya-Yucateco:
Casa del escritor José Peón Contreras
Jump’éel ti’ junmúuch naajo'ob tu'ux kajlaj u kúuchkabalil Peóno'ob. Le je’ela’ u nojoch najil yum Simon Peón y Cano yéetel u yatan xmáa Venancia Losa y Quiujano yéetel u paalal. Ti’ jump'éel u kúuchilo’ob le naja’ yáax paakatnaj le poeta yéetel ajbalts’am Dr. José Peón y Contreras tu k’iinil 12 ti’ enero tu ja’abil 1843. Peón Contreras tu jach kanaj u jejelásilo’ob ts’íibil poesía tak novelas yéetel balts’amo’ob, jkíim tu noj kaajil Mexico tu ja'abil 1907.

Te’ tu joolbejil la naja’ tu y’aax k’aal u ja’abilo’ob siglo XX ts’a'ab jump’éel u najil u ko’onol áanalte’ob “la literaria” u k'aaba, u yuumil le úuchben u najil koonola’ yum Francisco Fontboté.
 
Location. 20° 57.992′ N, 89° 37.456′ W. Marker is in Mérida, Yucatán, in Municipality of Mérida. Marker is on Calle 63, on the right when traveling
An additional nearby José Peón Contreras Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 12, 2017
3. An additional nearby José Peón Contreras Marker
This additional marker is mounted higher up on the house's facade. It reads:
1907 – Aqui existió la casa
donde nació el poeta
José Peón y Contreras
el 12 de enero de 1843.

English translation:
1907 – Here existed the house
where the poet José Peón y Contreras
was born on January 12, 1843.
east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 508 Calle 63, Mérida, Yucatán 97000, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "Los Peones" (a few steps from this marker); The House of Montejo (within shouting distance of this marker); The Municipal Palace (within shouting distance of this marker); The Main Square of Merida (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Little Rooster (about 90 meters away); Former Mansion of Doña Josefa Escudero Aguirre (about 90 meters away); The Peninsular Athenaeum (about 120 meters away); "The Count" (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mérida.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 15, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 6, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 133 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 6, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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