Guatemala City in Municipality of Guatemala, Guatemala, Guatemala
Founding of the Botanical Garden
Fundación del Jardín Botánico
En testimonio de agradecimiento al Señor Presidente Don Carlos Herrera
Quien por acuerdo del 17 de septiembre de 1922 donó a la facultad de
Ciencias naturales y farmacia este predio con la expresa condición siguiente:
“3ª que la mencionada facultad queda en la obligación de no
vender su propiedad, de construir un edificio apropiado a la
institución y el jardín botánico.”
Secretario de Estado en el Despacho de Gobernación y Justicia, A.A. Saravia
Rafael Cuevas del Cid, Rector
Rubén Mayorga P., Decano
Mario Dary R., Director
In appreciation to President Carlos Herrera
Who by decree on September 17, 1933 donated to the faculty of
Natural Sciences and Pharmacy this property with the express condition as follows”
“3rd that the faculty mentioned here has the obligation to not
sell this property and to construct an appropriate building for the
institution and the botanical garden.”
Let it be known, Herrera
Secretary of the State in the Government and Justice Office, A.A. Saravia
Rubén Mayorga P., Dean Mario Dary R., Director
Location. 14° 36.892′ N, 90° 30.82′ W. Marker is in Guatemala City, Guatemala, in Municipality of Guatemala. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Avenida La Reforma 0-63, Zone 10, Guatemala City, Guatemala 01010, Guatemala.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Monument of the Star (within shouting distance of this marker); Assassination of Dr. Alberto Fuentes Mohr (within shouting distance of this marker); Miltary Academy of Guatemala (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); Miguel Garcia Granados (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); José Maria Reina Barrios (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Israel and Guatemala Monument (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); The Ceiba, Guatemala's National Tree (approx. one kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Guatemala City.
More about this marker. Before hosting the Botanical Garden, this location was the site of the Practical School for Young Men ("Escuela Práctica para Varones") which was destroyed during the December, 1917 and January, 1918 earthquakes.
Categories. • Horticulture & Forestry •
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