Chetumal in Othón P. Blanco, Quintana Roo, Mexico — The Yucatan Peninsula (The Southeast)
The Clock Tower
Al ser declarada Payo Obispo como nueva capital del Territorio Federal en 1915, en este lugar se erigió un monumento conmemorativo en el cual se instaló un faro para la navegación y el reloj que antes perteneció a Santa Cruz de Bravo. Se le conoció como la Torre del Relox y por más de tres décadas fue el punto más emblemático de la ciudad.
A cien años de aquel suceso Chetumal cuenta con una nueva referencia que recuerda su pasado glorioso y muestra al mundo el indomable espíritu de sus habitantes: su fe en el porvenir.
The Clock Tower
When Payo Obispo was declared as the new capital of this Federal Territory in 1915, a memorial was erected in this place in which a lighthouse for navigation and a clock was installed. It had previously belonged to Santa Cruz de Bravo. It was known as the Torre del Relox (Clock Tower) and for more than three decades and was the most emblematic symbol of the city.
One hundred years after that event Chetumal has a new reference point that recalls its glorious past and shows the world the indomitable
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Man-Made Features • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1915.
Location. 18° 29.665′ N, 88° 17.828′ W. Marker is in Chetumal, Quintana Roo, in Othón P. Blanco. Marker is at the intersection of Avenida de los Héroes and Avenida Carmen Ochoa de Merino, in the median on Avenida de los Héroes. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chetumal QR 77000, Mexico. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named The Clock Tower (a few steps from this marker); Andrés Quintana Roo (within shouting distance of this marker); Elio Carmichael (within shouting distance of this marker); The History of Chetumal 1918-1919 (within shouting distance of this marker); Chetumaleñas (within shouting distance of this marker); Government Palace (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Manuel Ávila Camacho Theater (about 120 meters away); Businesses of Yesteryear (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chetumal.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 16, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 106 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 16, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.