“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Guatemala City in Municipality of Guatemala, Guatemala

The Aycinena Arcade

The Aycinena Arcade Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 17, 2017
1. The Aycinena Arcade Marker
Pasaje Aycinena
Tipo: Arquitectura Civil
Construcción: 1891-1894
Estilo: Neoclásico

Se encuentra en el espacio que ocupaba la huerta del “Marquesado de Aycinena". Fue construido por Luis Monzón, en 1892.

El maestro Monzón diseñó este pasaje al aire libre que unía la 9 calle con el Portal del Comercio. El primer nivel se dispuso para locales comerciales y el segundo para vivienda; fue la primera construcción de este tipo en la Ciudad de Guatemala, seguido por los pasajes Rubio, San Jorge ySavoy.

Después de los terremotos de 1917 y 1918, se construyó el arco de acceso sobre la 9 calle; en 1930, se produjo un incendio que destruyó los locales de la parte sur, en uno de esos locales se ubicaba el archivo de la familia Aycinena. El archivo se perdió por completo, solo se reconstruyó el arco de doble altura que permanece hasta la fecha.

Aycinena Arcade
Type: Civil Architecture
Construction: 1891-1894
Style: Neoclassical

It is located at the site formerly occupied by the huerta1 from the “Marquisate
The Aycinena Arcade Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 17, 2017
2. The Aycinena Arcade Marker
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of Aycinena”. It was built by Luis Monzón in 1892.

Master Monzón designed this outdoor arcade which connected the 9th Street with the “Portal del Comercio” [Shopping Arcade]. The first floor was destined to business establishments and the second floor for housing. It was the first construction of this sort in the City of Guatemala, followed by the Rubio, San Jorge and Savoy arcades.

After the 1917 and 1918 earthquakes, an entrance arch was built on 9th Street. In 1930 there was a fire that destroyed the shop units on the southern side. In one of those units the files of the Aycinena family were located. The files were completely lost, and only the double height arch was rebuilt, which remains until the present time.

1A larger field in which a variety of common vegetables and fruit trees are cultivated. May be referred to as “produce farm” or “market garden”.
Erected by Municipalidad de Guatemala.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & CommerceMan-Made Features. A significant historical year for this entry is 1892.
Location. 14° 38.425′ N, 90° 30.809′ W. Marker is in Guatemala City, Guatemala, in Municipality of Guatemala. Marker is on 9a Calle just east
The Aycinena Arcade Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 17, 2017
3. The Aycinena Arcade Marker
An attempt to copy the photo on the marker, with the Guatemalan Palace of Culture in the distance.
of 6a Avenida, on the left when traveling east. The marker is in Zone 1 of Guatemala City. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Guatemala City, Guatemala 01001, Guatemala. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Assassination of Oliverio Castañeda de Leon (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Shopping Arcade (about 120 meters away); The Central American Act of Independence (about 120 meters away); Paseo de la Sexta (about 120 meters away); Memorial to the Victims of Guatemala's Armed Conflict (about 150 meters away); Tragedy of the “Virgen de la Asunción” Safe Home (about 180 meters away); National Day of Dignity for the Victims of Guatemala's Armed Conflict (about 180 meters away); Pavón House (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Guatemala City.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 10, 2017. It was originally submitted on July 10, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 308 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 10, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.

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