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José Maria Reina Barrios

 
 
José Maria Reina Barrios Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 17, 2015
1. José Maria Reina Barrios Marker
Inscription.  
General de Division
Jose Maria Reina Barrios
Presidente de Guatemala
1892-1898
Nacio: San Marcos el 24 de diciembre de 1854
Murio: En Guatemala el 8 de febrero de 1898
Impulsor y Realizador de Muchas
Obras de
Engrandecimiento patrio
entre ellas el
Paseo “La Reforma”

English translation:
Divisional General
Jose Maria Reina Barrios
President of Guatemala
1892-1898
Born: San Marcos, December 24, 1854
Died: Guatemala City, February 8, 1898
Creator of many public works that strengthened the country
including
The “La Reforma” Avenue

 
Location. 14° 36.553′ N, 90° 30.886′ W. Marker is in Guatemala City, Guatemala, in Municipality of Guatemala. Marker is at the intersection of Avenida la Reforma and Avenida Reforma and 5a Calle, on the left when traveling south on Avenida la Reforma. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Guatemala City, Guatemala 01009, Guatemala.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
José Maria Reina Barrios Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 19, 2018
2. José Maria Reina Barrios Marker
The bronze marker was replaced with this stone marker at some point since July 2015. Due to the many thefts of metal markers in Guatemala City the municipal government moved to remove and store metal historical markers and replace them with stone markers. Unfortunately, in the process of replacing this marker a 'y' (and) was replaced with a '7', probably due to a misreading of the original marker. Otherwise the text is identical to the original marker text.
are within walking distance of this marker. La Reforma Avenue (within shouting distance of this marker); Israel and Guatemala Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); Memorial to United States Officials in Guatemala (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); The Ceiba, Guatemala's National Tree (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Miguel Garcia Granados (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); The Tower of the Reformer (approx. half a kilometer away); Miltary Academy of Guatemala (approx. half a kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Guatemala City.
 
Regarding José Maria Reina Barrios. Jose Maria Reina Barrios was the nephew of Liberal President Justo Rufino Barrios. He took advantage of his family and business connections to become President in 1892. He is mostly remembered for infrastructure improvements in the capital of Guatemala City, establishing the quetzal as Guatemala's currency and generally supporting the reforms of his Liberal uncle. He married an American, Algeria Benton, in New York City. As the marker mentions, he was behind the planning of the “La Reforma” Avenue which was a broad avenue lined with trees and statuary. It remains as one of the principal roads of the city. Originally the avenue was named “June 30” for
José Maria Reina Barrios Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 17, 2015
3. José Maria Reina Barrios Marker
the date in which Liberal troops took over from the Conservative President Cerna in 1871, led by Justo Rufino Barrios and Miguel Garcia Granados. He was assassinated in 1898 by Swiss immigrant Edgar Zollinger in Guatemala City.
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesPolitics
 
José Maria Reina Barrios Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 19, 2018
4. José Maria Reina Barrios Marker
This view of the new marker is towards the south along Avenida de la Reforma.
José Maria Reina Barrios image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 9, 2015
5. José Maria Reina Barrios
Portrait from the Guatemalan National History Museum (Museo Nacional de Historia) in Zone 1, Guatemala City.
José Maria Reina Barrios' stylized initials over the nearby Bridge of the Penitentiary on 7a Avenida image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 19, 2018
6. José Maria Reina Barrios' stylized initials over the nearby Bridge of the Penitentiary on 7a Avenida
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 28, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 10, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 403 times since then and 75 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 10, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   2. submitted on March 20, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   3. submitted on August 10, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   4. submitted on March 20, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   5. submitted on August 10, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   6. submitted on April 3, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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