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El Tejar in Municipality of El Tejar, Chimaltenango, Guatemala
 

Saint Sebastian Catholic Church of El Tejar

Iglesia Católica San Sebastián de El Tejar

 
 
Saint Sebastian Catholic Church of El Tejar Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 18, 2017
1. Saint Sebastian Catholic Church of El Tejar Marker
Inscription.
Fecha construccion
1886

Fecha destruccion
4 febrero 1976

Fecha reconstruccion
febrero 1980


English translation:
Constructed in 1886

Destroyed by the earthquake of February 4, 1976

Reconstructed in February, 1980

 
Location. 14° 38.744′ N, 90° 47.486′ W. Marker is in El Tejar, Chimaltenango, in Municipality of El Tejar. Marker is on Calle sin nombre just north of Carretera Interamericana, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. The church is one block east and one block south of the Municipality of El Tejar, one block north of the Interamerican Highway. Marker is in this post office area: El Tejar, Chimaltenango 04016, Guatemala.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. General Justo Rufino Barrios (approx. 3.4 kilometers away); José Simeon Cañas (approx. 3.5 kilometers away); Chimaltenango Memorial to the Victims of Guatemala's Armed Conflict (approx. 3.5 kilometers away); The 20th Anniversary of the Guatemalan Peace Accords (approx. 4.2 kilometers away); Tree of Saint Peter (approx.
Saint Sebastian Catholic Church of El Tejar and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 18, 2017
2. Saint Sebastian Catholic Church of El Tejar and Marker
5.9 kilometers away in Sacatepéquez); Canadian Assistance after the 1976 Earthquake (approx. 6.5 kilometers away); Parish of Santo Domingo Xenacoj (approx. 10.5 kilometers away in Sacatepéquez); Santa Catarina Barahona (approx. 10.5 kilometers away in Sacatepéquez).
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Disasters
 
Saint Sebastian Catholic Church of El Tejar Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 18, 2017
3. Saint Sebastian Catholic Church of El Tejar Marker
This photo shows the detail of the entrance to the church.
Destruction of the nearby town of Tecpán in 1976. image. Click for full size.
United States Geological Service, 1976
4. Destruction of the nearby town of Tecpán in 1976.
The destruction from the 1976 earthquake was devastating for many of the towns in Guatemala's highlands. This photo from the nearby town of Tecpán shows how the destruction was almost total.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 1, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 1, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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