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Pavón House

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

En este edificio se fundó en 1880, uno de los 10 periódicos más antiguos del Nuevo Mundo: el Diario de Centroamérica. Este informativo fue creado por el periodista inglés Marco J. Kelly y una sociedad de visionarios, entre los que se destaca José Milla y Vidaurre.

El inmueble había pertenecido a la familia Pavón y después al Banco Internacional; en 1926 cuando el periódico había sido trasladado a otro sitio, se convirtió en la sede del Banco Central de Guatemala. El edificio fue remodelado en 1933 para alojar a la farmacia La Providencia; la ornamentación de la fachada corresponde a esa fecha.

English translation:
Pavón House
Type: Civil Architecture
Construction: XIX Century
Style: Art Noveau

One of the 10 oldest newspapers of the New World was founded in this building in the year 1880: the “Diario de Centroamérica” [Guatemalan Official Gazette]. This newspaper was created by the English journalist Marco J. Kelly and a society of visionaries, among which José
Pavón House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 19, 2018
2. Pavón House and Marker
The marker is just to the left of the entrance to the building in this view. The Pavón House is now a bakery and coffee shop.
Milla y Vidaurre stands out.

The property had belonged to the Pavón family and later to the “Banco Internacional” [International Bank]. In 1926, when the newspaper had been moved to another site, it became the seat of the “Banco Central de Guatemala” [Central Bank of Guatemala]. The building was remodeled in 1933 in order to house the “La Providencia” drugstore. The façade’s ornamentation that time.
 
Erected by Municipalidad de Guatemala.
 
Location. 14° 38.338′ N, 90° 30.865′ W. Marker is in Guatemala City, Guatemala, in Municipality of Guatemala. Marker is at the intersection of 6a Avenida and 10a Calle, on the left when traveling north on 6a Avenida. 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. The Aycinena Arcade (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); Herrera Luna House (about 180 meters away); Ibargüen House (about 210 meters away); House of Miguel Garcia Granados (about 240 meters away); Assassination of Oliverio Castañeda de Leon (about 240 meters away); Birthplace of Antonio José de Irisarri
An additional view of the Pavón House image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 19, 2018
3. An additional view of the Pavón House
The marker is far to the right in this view towards the north along 6a Avenida.
(about 240 meters away); Former Postal Service (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Shopping Arcade (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Guatemala City.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 13, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 12, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 12, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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