Former Postal Service

Former Postal Service (HM26L3)

Location: Guatemala, Guatemala
Country: Guatemala

N 14° 38.233', W 90° 30.783'

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Antiguo Palacio de Correos y TelégrafosTipo: Arquitectura CivilConstrucción: 1938-1950Estilo: Neo ColonialLos terremotos de 1917 y 1918 destruyeron la sede de la Dependencia de Correos y Telégrafos ubicado en el antiguo convento de Terciarios Franciscanos. Esto hizo necesaria la construcción de un nuevo edificio que albergara de manera adecuada, el gran número de actividades que demandaban los dos medios de comunicación más importantes de esa época: el Correo Postal y el Telégrafo. Este nuevo edificio fue diseñado por el arquitecto Rafael Pérez de León y construido por Manuel Moreno Barahona. Cuenta con dos partes: ala norte y ala sur, ambas unidas por un arco inspirado en el arco de Santa Catarina de la Antigua Guatemala. El ala norte, funciona desde el año 2002, como sede del Centro Cultural Municipal; el ala sur es sede de la Dirección General de Correos y Telégrafos.
English:Former Postal ServiceType: Civil Architecture Construction: 1938-1950 Style: Neo-Colonial The 1917 and 1918 earthquakes destroyed the seat of the Postal Service located in the former convent of Franciscan Tertiaries. This required the construction of a new building that would adequately accommodate the great number of activities, demanded by the two most important



means of communication of that time: the mail and the Telegraph. This new building was designed by the architect Rafael Pérez de León and built by Manuel Moreno Barahona. It consists of two sections: the north wing and the south wing; the two are joined by an arch inspired by the "Arco de Santa Catarina" [Arch of St. Catherine] in Antigua Guatemala. The north wing operates since the year 2002 as seat of the City's (sic, Municipality's) Cultural Center; the south wing houses the Postal Service.
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HM NumberHM26L3
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Placed ByMunicipalidad de Guatemala
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Date Added Wednesday, April 4th, 2018 at 4:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15P E 767885 N 1619670
Decimal Degrees14.63721667, -90.51305000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 14° 38.233', W 90° 30.783'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds14° 38' 13.98" N, 90° 30' 46.98" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 12 Calle, Guatemala Guatemala , GT
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