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Juan de la Granja

 
 
Juan de la Granja Marker image. Click for full size.
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.
 
Location. 19° 25.829′ N, 99° 7.937′ W. Marker is in Ciudad de Mexico, Ciudad de México. 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 Mexico, Ciudad de México 06000, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Francisco Primo de Verdad y Ramos (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); The House of Juan Altamirano (about 150 meters away); Death of Benito Juárez (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); The Royal and Pontifical University of Mexico (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Café del Cazador
Juan de la Granja Marker image. Click for full size.
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.
(approx. 0.4 kilometers away); The First Printing Press in the Americas (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Manuel Nicolás Carpancho (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); The Novitiate of the Convent of Saint Augustine (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ciudad de Mexico.
 
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 use of the telegraph in Mexico. He was the Director General of the state-run telegraph company in Mexico until his death in 1853.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 17, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 17, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 64 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 17, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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