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Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic
 

First City Hall in the Americas

Primer ayuntamiento de America

 
 
First City Hall in the Americas Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 16, 2016
1. First City Hall in the Americas Marker
Inscription.
Primer ayuntamiento de America
fundado en La Isabela
el 24 de abril de 1494
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Diego Colon._ Presidente del Ayto.
Pedro Fernandez C._ Oficial Mayor
Padre Bernardo Boil._ Regidor
Alonso Sanchez Carvajal._ Regidor
Juan de Lujan._ Regidor
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Homenaje del Ayuntamiento – Disto.
Nacional. _ 24 de abril de 1979.

English translation:
First City Hall in the Americas
founded in La Isabela
April 24, 1494

Diego Colon. President
Pedro Fernandez C. First Official
Padre Bernardo Boil. Council member
Alonso Sanchez Carvajal. Council member
Juan de Lujan. Council member

Tribute from the National District City Hall
April 24, 1979.

 
Erected 1979 by Ayuntamiento del Distrito Nacional de Santo Domingo.
 
Location. 18° 28.397′ N, 69° 53.071′ W. Marker is in Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional. Marker is on Calle Arzobispo Merino just from Calle El Conde, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional 10210, Dominican Republic.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pope John Paul II's 1979 Visit to Santo Domingo (within shouting distance of this marker); First Municipal Council in the Americas
First City Hall in the Americas Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 16, 2016
2. First City Hall in the Americas Marker
The marker is under the arched walkway along the base of the Palacio Consistorial, built in the early 1500s.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Cathedral of Santo Domingo, First of the Americas (within shouting distance of this marker); The Plaza of the Priests (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Borgellá's Palace (about 120 meters away); The Founding of the Listín Diario (about 120 meters away); Antonio Maceo (about 120 meters away); Juan Pablo Duarte (about 210 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santo Domingo.
 
Regarding First City Hall in the Americas. La Isabela was the first city founded in the New World by the Spanish, on the northern coast of what is now the Dominican Republic. It was soon abandoned as its settlers moved to other parts of the island.
 
Categories. Colonial EraMan-Made FeaturesPolitics
 
First City Hall in the Americas Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 16, 2016
3. First City Hall in the Americas Marker
The Palacio Consistorial of Santo Domingo.
An additional marker along the corridor of the Palacio Consistorial image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 16, 2016
4. An additional marker along the corridor of the Palacio Consistorial
This marker lists some of the first Spanish inhabitants of Santo Domingo and was dedicated in 1992 on the 500th anniversary of the Spanish landing in the Americas.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 22, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 262 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 22, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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