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Guatemala City in Municipality of Guatemala, Guatemala, Guatemala
 

Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital Fire in Guatemala City

El Incendio del Hospital Neuro Psiquiátrico de la Ciudad de Guatemala

 
 
Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital Fire in Guatemala City Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, August 6, 2016
1. Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital Fire in Guatemala City Marker
Inscription.
Por iniciativa de los alumnos de este plantel se dio hospitalidad dentro de sus aulas a mil cuarenta y cinco enfermos del incendiado Hospital Neuropsiquiatrico, ayudando dia y noche para darle confort, alimentos, y medicinas.
Se funde esta placa como agradecimento del pueblo al alumnado.

Guatemala, julio 20 de 1960
Talleres de Caminos

English translation:
Through the initiative of the student body of this school, hospitality and relief were given in these classrooms to one thousand forty-five patients driven from the burned Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, helping them night and day with comfort, food and medicine.
This marker is given as tribute from the people to these students.

Guatemala, July 20, 1960.
Transportation and Roads Workshop
 
Erected 1960.
 
Location. 14° 38.371′ N, 90° 30.659′ W. Marker is in Guatemala City, Guatemala, in Municipality of Guatemala. Marker is on 9a Avenida 0.1 kilometers south of 9a Calle, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Guatemala City, Guatemala 01001, Guatemala.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Murder of Abner Abdiel Hernandez Orellana (a few steps from this marker); Students Massacred on April 12, 1962
Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital Fire in Guatemala City Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, August 6, 2016
2. Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital Fire in Guatemala City Marker
The marker can be seen to the right of the entrance.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Doctor Adolfo Mijangos López (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Julio and Enrique de la Riva (about 150 meters away); First Cathedral in Guatemala City (about 210 meters away); The Aycinena Arcade (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Memorial to the Victims of Guatemala's Armed Conflict (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Assassination of Oliverio Castañeda de Leon (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Guatemala City.
 
Regarding Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital Fire in Guatemala City. In the early hours of July 14, 1960 a fire started in the Guatemalan National Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital located at 12a Calle between 1a and Elena Avenidas, Zone 1. As the marker mentions, some 1,000 patients took refuge in the National Central Institute for Young Men (Instituto Central Nacional de Varones). Some 150 patients died in the fire.
 
Categories. Disasters
 
Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital Fire in Guatemala City Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, August 6, 2016
3. Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital Fire in Guatemala City Marker
This view of the National Central Institute for Young Men (Instituto Central Nacional de Varones de la Ciudad de Guatemala) is towards the south along 9a Avenida of Zone 1.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 20, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 15, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 206 times since then and 80 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 15, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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