Guatemala City in Guatemala Department, — Central America
Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital Fire in Guatemala City
El Incendio del Hospital Neuro Psiquiátrico de la Ciudad de Guatemala
Por iniciativa de los alumnos de este plantel se dio hospitalidad dentro de sus aulas a mil cuarenta y cinco enfermos del incendiado Hospital Neuropsiquiatrico, ayudando dia y noche para darle confort, alimentos, y medicinas.
Se funde esta placa como agradecimento del pueblo al alumnado.
Guatemala, julio 20 de 1960
Talleres de Caminos
Through the initiative of the student body of this school, hospitality and relief were given in these classrooms to one thousand forty-five patients driven from the burned Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, helping them night and day with comfort, food and medicine.
This marker is given as tribute from the people to these students.
Guatemala, July 20, 1960.
Transportation and Roads Workshop
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Disasters. A significant historical date for this entry is July 20, 1960.
Location. 14° 38.371′ N, 90° 30.659′ W. Marker is in Guatemala City, Guatemala (Guatemala Department). Marker is on 9a Avenida, 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. Murder of Abner Abdiel Hernandez Orellana (a few steps from this marker); Students Massacred on April 12, 1962 (within shouting distance of this marker); Doctor Adolfo Mijangos López (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Julio and Enrique de la Riva (about 150 meters away); First Cathedral in Guatemala City (about 210 meters away); The Aycinena Arcade (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Memorial to the Victims of Guatemala's Armed Conflict (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Herrera Luna House (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Guatemala City.
Regarding Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital Fire in Guatemala City. In the early hours of July 14, 1960 a fire started in the Guatemalan National Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital located at 12a Calle between 1a and Avenida Elena, Zone 1. As the marker mentions, some 1,000 patients took refuge in the National Central Institute for Young Men (Instituto Central Nacional de Varones). Some 150 patients died in the fire.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 15, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 792 times since then and 105 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 15, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.