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The Venustiano Carranza Lighthouse

 
 
The Venustiano Carranza Lighthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 22, 2019
1. The Venustiano Carranza Lighthouse Marker
Inscription.  

Faro Venustiano Carranza
La dirección de faros conocida en la actualidad como el Faro Venustiano Carranza fue proyectado y realizado por dos ingenieros, Salvador Echegaray y Lattine. Forma parte de los edificios que junto don la construcción de diques, rompeolas y malecones conforman las Obras del Puerto, las cuales fueron inauguradas el 6 de marzo de 1902 por el Presidente de la República Porfirio Díaz.

Durante la invasion norteamericana de 1914 fue ocupado por las tropas invasoras. Posteriormente al ser desocupada la Plaza Veracruz en noviembre de ese mismo año, el jefe del ejército constitucionalista Venustiano Carranza instala en el las oficinas del gobierno quedando la ciudad de Veracruz como capital de la nación hasta octubre de 1915, en esos días se expiden la Ley del Municipio Libre y la Ley Agraria entre otras.

Desde 1935 la Secretaria de Marina instaló sus oficinas administrativas en este edificio. Durante la presidencia de Adolfo Ruiz Cortines se le cambió el nombre a Faro Venustiano Carranza y se montó en él un museo. Actualmente son oficinas de la Armada de México.

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The Venustiano Carranza Lighthouse and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 22, 2019
2. The Venustiano Carranza Lighthouse and Marker
The marker is most likely behind one of the many pedestrians in this view of the lighthouse on the right.
translation:

Venustiano Carranza Lighthouse
The lighthouse known today as the Venustiano Carranza Lighthouse was designed and built by two engineers, Salvador Echegaray and Lattine. It is part of the buildings that together with the construction of dikes, breakwaters and embankments make up the Port of Veracruz, which was inaugurated on March 6, 1902 by the President of the Republic Porfirio Díaz.

During the American invasion of 1914 it was occupied by the invading troops. Later, when Veracruz was vacated in November of that same year, the head of the Constitutionalist Army Venustiano Carranza installed government offices here, naming the city of Veracruz as the capital of the nation until October 1915. During that time the Law of Free Municipalities and the Agrarian Law were passed, among others.

Since 1935 the Secretary of the Navy has installed its administrative offices in this building. During the presidency of Adolfo Ruiz Cortines the name was changed to the Venustiano Carranza Lighthouse and a museum was also added. Currently these buildings are used as offices of the Mexican Navy.
 
Location. 19° 12.108′ N, 96° 8.006′ W. Marker is in Veracruz, Veracruz, in Municipality of Veracruz. Marker is on Xiconténcatl just north of Calle Aquiles Serdán, on the
The Venustiano Carranza Lighthouse and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 23, 2019
3. The Venustiano Carranza Lighthouse and Marker
The marker can be seen in this view towards the left of the large entryway in the middle of the lighthouse. Note the large statue of Venustiano Carranza in front of the lighthouse.
right when traveling north. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Centenary of the Mexican Constitution (a few steps from this marker); Gran Plaza Malecón (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Monument to the Heroes of 1914 (about 150 meters away); Heriberto Jara Corona (about 150 meters away); Alexander von Humboldt (about 180 meters away); Veracruz Memorial to the Fallen of Foreign Invasions (about 180 meters away); The Mexican Naval Academy (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Commemoration of 100 Years of Mexican Marine Unions (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Veracruz.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 6, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 6, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 6, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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