Guatemala City in Municipality of Guatemala, Guatemala
Lieutenant Colonel and Engineer Francisco Vela
al Teniente Colonel e Ingeniero
Nacio en Quetzaltenango el 23 de julio de 1859.
Fallecio en Esquipulas el 26 de febrero de 1909.
Autor del Mapa en Relieve, el que principio el 19 de abril de 1904
y termino el 29 de octubre de 1905.
Colaboraron en esta obra:
Ingenieros: Claudio Urrutia y Ernesto Aparicio
Eduardo Castellanos, Salvador Castillo y Eugenio Rosal
Maestro de Obras: Cruz Zaldaña
to Lieutenant Colonel and Engineer
Born in Quetzaltenango on July 23, 1859.
Died in Esquipulas on February 26, 1909.
Author of the Relief Map, which he started on April 19, 1904
and finished on October 29, 1905.
His collaborators in this work:
Engineers: Claudio Urrutia and Ernesto Aparicio
Drafters: Eduardo Castellanos, Salvador Castillo y Eugenio Rosal
Artist: Domingo Penedo
Master of Works: Cruz Zaldaña
Location. 14° 39.649′ Touch for map. The marker and bust are to the northeast of the Relief Map of Guatemala at the end of Avenida Simeon Cañas. Marker is in this post office area: Guatemala City, Guatemala 01002, Guatemala. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Engineer Claudio Urrutia M. (within shouting distance of this marker); Engineer Francisco Vela (within shouting distance of this marker); General Francisco Morazán (approx. 1.1 kilometers away); First Autonomous University in Guatemala (approx. 1.2 kilometers away); Jocotenango Park (approx. 1.3 kilometers away); Yurrita House (approx. 1.5 kilometers away); The Mexican Fountain at El Cerrito del Carmen (approx. 1.5 kilometers away); First Council of the City of Guatemala (approx. 1.5 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Guatemala City.
Regarding Lieutenant Colonel and Engineer Francisco Vela. The monument is interesting in that the stone blocks that make it up are engraved with letters and morse code of those letters. The pillar that supports the bust are only engraved with "Q". At this time the meaning of the engravings is not known.
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 2, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 14, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 152 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 14, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.