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Crédito Hipotecario Nacional

 
 
Crédito Hipotecario Nacional Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 19, 2018
1. Crédito Hipotecario Nacional Marker
Inscription.
Crédito Hipotecario Nacional
Construcción: 1962 – 1965
Tipo: Arquitectura Civil
Estilo: Moderno

El Crédito Hipotecario Nacional fue creado el 4 de diciembre de 1929 e inaugurado el 6 de octubre de 1930.

El edificio fue diseñado por los arquitectos Jorge Montes, Raúl Minondo y Carlos Haeussler. Cuenta con 12 murales: 5 se ubican en la fachada poniente, 5 en la fachada oriente, y otros 2 en el lobby y el quinto nivel respectivamente. Los que se encuentran en la fachada que da a la séptima avenida son obra de Efraín Recinos y los que limitan con el Banco de Guatemala son de Roberto González Goyri; en esta ocasión los dos artistas abordaron las mismas cinco temáticas: trueque y cambio, industria, ahorro, agricultura y cultura. Los que se encuentran en el interior son de Carlos Mérida.

English:
National Mortgage Loan
Built: 1962 - 1965
Type: Civil Architecture
Style: Contemporary

The “Crédito Hipotecario Nacional” [National Mortgage Loan] was established on December 4, 1929 and inaugurated on October 6, 1930.

The building was designed by architects Jorge Montes, Raúl Minondo and Carlos Haeussler. It has 12 murals: 5 of them are located on the west façade and 5 on the east façade. The murals that are on the façade facing
Crédito Hipotecario Nacional Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 19, 2018
2. Crédito Hipotecario Nacional Marker
The marker can be seen just to the left of a phone booth, with the CHN Building to the left. This facade includes the murals of Efraín Recinos in this view south along 7a Avenida.
7th avenue are the work of Efraín Recinos, and the murals that border the “Banco de Guatemala” [Bank of Guatemala] are from Roberto González Goyri. This time both two artists address the same five themes: barter and exchange, industry, saving, agriculture and culture. On the lobby and on the fifth floor of the building are located two other murals, both work of Carlos Mérida.
 
Erected by Municipalidad de Guatemala.
 
Location. 14° 37.544′ N, 90° 30.872′ W. Marker is in Guatemala City, Guatemala, in Municipality of Guatemala. Marker is on 7a Avenida just north of Calle Mateo Flores, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Guatemala City, Guatemala 01001, Guatemala.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mural of the Guatemalan Nationality (within shouting distance of this marker); The Quetzal as Guatemala's Currency (within shouting distance of this marker); Juan José Arévalo Bermejo (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); 50th Anniversary of the Guatemalan Social Security Institute (about 90 meters away); Guatemalan Institute of Tourism (about 120 meters away);
The Roberto González Goyri murals near the Bank of Guatemala image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 19, 2018
3. The Roberto González Goyri murals near the Bank of Guatemala
The Guatemalan Peace Accords (about 180 meters away); Bicentennial of the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen (about 180 meters away); Municipal Headquarters of Guatemala City (was about 210 meters away but has been reported missing. ). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Guatemala City.
 
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Crédito Hipotecario Nacional Building image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 19, 2018
4. Crédito Hipotecario Nacional Building
An additional Crédito Hipotecario Nacional Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 19, 2018
5. An additional Crédito Hipotecario Nacional Marker
This additional marker is some steps south of the CHN Building along 7a Avenida. It describes the construction of the building from 1962-1964. Note the names of the muralists roughly in the center of the marker.
An additional marker on the Civic Center of Guatemala City image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 19, 2018
6. An additional marker on the Civic Center of Guatemala City
This 2014 marker from the Guatemalan Ministry of Sports and Culture (Ministerio de Deportes y Cultura) is a decree (189-2014) noting the historical significance of Guatemala City's Civic Center and that it is worthy of future conservation and protection. This marker is directly in front of the CHN Building.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 13, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 3, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 3, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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