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Herrera Luna House

Government Palace

 
 
Herrera Luna House Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 19, 2018
1. Herrera Luna House Marker
Inscription.
Casa Herrera Luna
Tipo: Arquitectura Civil
Construcción: Siglo XIX
Estilo: Historicista / Art Noveau

En esta casa vivió el destacado empresario Carlos Herrera Luna, 17º presidente de Guatemala (1920-1921).

Los terremotos de 1917 y 1918 destruyeron la primera edificación, haciendo necesaria la construcción del edificio historicista que hoy se observa. La vivienda fue decorada con finas maderas y vitrales Tiffany que contienen hermosos detalles art-noveau, el portón de ingreso cuenta con columnas corintias y entablamento; en el vestíbulo principal se encuentra una composición de pisos de elaborado diseño.

Fue sede del Banco Internacional y en la actualidad funciona en su interior la Fiscalía de Derechos Humanos del Ministerio Público.

English:
Government Palace
Type: Civil Architecture
Construction: XIX Century
Style: Historicist / Art Noveau

The distinguished businessman Carlos Herrera Luna, 17th president of Guatemala, lived in this house (1920-1921).

The 1917 and 1918 earthquakes destroyed the first construction, leading to the construction of the present historicist building. The house was decorated with fine woods and Tiffany stained glass windows which have beautiful Art Noveau details. The front entrance gate is
Herrera Luna House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 19, 2018
2. Herrera Luna House and Marker
The marker is just to the left of the entrance to the building in this view.
embellished with Corinthian columns and entablature. The main hall displays an elaborate design flooring arrangement.

It was seat of the “Banco Internacional” [International Bank] and currently the “Fiscalía de Derechos Humanos del Ministerio Público” [Office of the Human Rights Prosecutor, Public Ministry1]

1 Also referred to as “Office of the Public Prosecutor”, which is the cabinet-level agency that prosecutes criminal matters and handles other related functions.
 
Erected by Municipalidad de Guatemala.
 
Location. 14° 38.268′ N, 90° 30.786′ W. Marker is in Guatemala City, Guatemala, in Municipality of Guatemala. Marker is on 7a Avenida just north of 12a Calle, on the left 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. Ibargüen House (within shouting distance of this marker); Birthplace of Antonio José de Irisarri (within shouting distance of this marker); Former Postal Service (within shouting distance of this marker); Pavón House (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct
Herrera Luna House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 19, 2018
3. Herrera Luna House and Marker
line); Julio and Enrique de la Riva (about 210 meters away); Students Massacred on April 12, 1962 (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Doctor Adolfo Mijangos López (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Aycinena Arcade (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Guatemala City.
 
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Poster of some of those wanted for human rights violations in Guatemala image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 19, 2018
4. Poster of some of those wanted for human rights violations in Guatemala
The poster from HIJOS Guatemala placed on the current Office of the Human Rights Prosecutor building describes some of the many Guatemalans wanted for human rights violations. All of those wanted on this poster are currently fugitives.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 9, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 4, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 4, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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