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Centro Histórico in Ciudad de México, Mexico — The Valley of Mexico (The Central Highlands)
 

Juan de la Granja

 
 
Juan de la Granja Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, January 24, 2017
1. Juan de la Granja Marker
Inscription.  

En esta casa hizo Juan de la Granja los primeros experimentos de Telégrafia realizados en México. 1850.
Dirección de monumentos coloniales y de la República.

English translation:
In this house Juan de la Granja performed the first experiments on the telegraph in Mexico. 1850
Office of Monuments of the Colony and the Republic
 
Erected by Dirección de Monumentos Coloniales y de la República.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsGovernment & PoliticsIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1850.
 
Location. 19° 25.829′ N, 99° 7.937′ W. Marker is in Ciudad de México. It is in Centro Histórico. Marker is on Calle José María Pino Suárez, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 16 Calle José María Pino Suárez, Ciudad de México 06000, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Temple of Porta Coeli (within shouting distance of this marker); Convent of San Bernardo (about 120 meters away, measured in
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a direct line); Francisco Primo de Verdad y Ramos (about 150 meters away); The House of Juan Altamirano (about 150 meters away); Diego Franco (about 150 meters away); El Palacio de Hierro (about 150 meters away); The Temple of San Bernardo (about 180 meters away); Parish of Our Lady of the Valvanera (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ciudad de México.
 
Regarding Juan de la Granja. Juan de la Granja (1785-1853) was a native of Spain who moved to Mexico prior to its independence in search of business opportunities. With the eventual success of Mexico's independence movement, he was forced to leave Mexico. He found his way to New York, where he founded the first Spanish language newspaper in the city. De la Granja assisted many Mexican citizens in need in New York, eventually accepting the position of the Mexican Consul in the United States. In 1846, with the outbreak of war between the United States and Mexico, he fled in protest to Mexico. After the war he was a supporter of the telegraph, performing in this house the first experiments on the
Juan de la Granja Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, January 24, 2017
2. Juan de la Granja Marker
The marker is to the left of the left-most green awning in this view of the building.
use of the telegraph in Mexico. He was the Director General of the state-run telegraph company in Mexico until his death in 1853.
 
Juan de la Granja Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, October 11, 2018
3. Juan de la Granja Marker
The marker is left of center on the facade of the building seen in this view.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 17, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 222 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 17, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.   3. submitted on October 29, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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