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The Presidential House of Nicaragua

La Casa Presidencial de La Loma de Tiscapa

 

—Exposicion fotografica —

 
The Presidential House of Nicaragua Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 13, 2016
1. The Presidential House of Nicaragua Marker
Inscription. El Gral. José María Moncada Tapia (Presidente desde Enero de 1929), construyó la Casa Presidencial, en la parte superior de La Loma, inaugurándola el 4 de enero de 1931.

El 31 de marzo de 1931, ocurrió el terremoto de Managua y parte del costado sur, al borde de la laguna, se dañó. Sin embargo, se reconstruyó y siguió funcionando como sede del Poder Ejecutivo hasta el siguiente terremoto del 23 de diciembre de 1972, cuando nuevamente fue destruida, pero esta vez no se reconstruyó.

Contiguo a Casa Presidencial se construyó un edificio que fue conocido como “La Curva”, donde ejercía sus funciones el Jefe Director de la Guardia Nacional, y el decir popular era que desde ese edificio realmente se mandaba en Nicaragua, independientemente de quién ejercía el cargo de Presidente de la República.

English translation:
General José María Moncada Tapia (President since January 1929), built the Presidential House at the top of La Loma, inaugurating it on January 4, 1931.
On March 31, 1931, the Managua earthquake hit and the south side of the house, on the edge of the crater lake, was damaged. However, it was rebuilt and continued to operate as the seat of executive power until the next earthquake on December 23, 1972, when it was destroyed again, but this time it was not rebuilt.

Adjoining
The Presidential House of Nicaragua Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 13, 2016
2. The Presidential House of Nicaragua Marker
A photograph of the 1931 earthquake damage, mentioned in the marker's text.
the Presidential House was a building that was known as "La Curva", where the Chief Director of the National Guard had his headquarters. A popular saying from the time was that it was this building that actually governed in Nicaragua, regardless of who held the position of President of the Republic.
 
Erected 2016 by Alcadía de Managua, Dirección de Patrimonio Histórico Municipal.
 
Location. 12° 8.489′ N, 86° 16.385′ W. Marker is in Managua, Managua. Marker is on 9a Calle Suroeste, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. This marker is attached to the ruins of the Presidential House at Lomas de Tiscapa.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dr. Pedro Joaquin Chamorro Cardenal (within shouting distance of this marker); Assassination of General Augusto C. Sandino (within shouting distance of this marker); Monument to the Heroes of April 4, 1954 (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Martyrs of the National Workers Front (approx. 1.4 kilometers away); Fulgencio Vega (approx. 1.6 kilometers away); Tomb of Three Founders of the Sandinistas (approx.
The Presidential House of Nicaragua Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 13, 2016
3. The Presidential House of Nicaragua Marker
The marker can be seen in the far corner of the remaining ruins of the Presidential House.
1.7 kilometers away); Francisco Morazán (approx. 1.7 kilometers away); Visits of Pope John Paul II to Nicaragua (approx. 2 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Managua.
 
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The Presidential House of Nicaragua prior to the 1931 earthquake. image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 13, 2016
4. The Presidential House of Nicaragua prior to the 1931 earthquake.
The Presidential House of Nicaragua after the 1931 rebuild (until 1972). image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 13, 2016
5. The Presidential House of Nicaragua after the 1931 rebuild (until 1972).
The Presidential House of Nicaragua entryway today. image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 13, 2016
6. The Presidential House of Nicaragua entryway today.
Compare to photograph #4.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 1, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 205 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 1, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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