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Casa Presidencial, or "Presidential House" in the Spanish Language, is the official residence of the president of El Salvador. It is situated in Avenida Cuscatlan facing the Beethoven fountains near the National Zoo in San Salvador. This article is about the international language known as Spanish. ... Ludwig van Beethoven Ludwig van Beethoven (baptized December 17, 1770 – March 26, 1827) was a German composer of Classical music, the predominant musical figure in the transitional period between the Classical and Romantic eras. ... This article is about the Salvadoran capital city. ...

One of the front entrances of Casa Presidencial
One of the front entrances of Casa Presidencial

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History

The start of the construction work of the current official residence took place in 1911, year in which the President of the republic, Dr. Manuel Enrique Araujo, emited a decreet by which would authorize the adquisition of a property called “Quinta Natalia”. That property was situated in the San Jacinto neighborhood, to the south of the capital city. On May 9,1912, the Legislative Assembly allowed the hiring of a national, North American, or European firm for the construction of several buildings, including one destined to be "The Normal School for Teachers" which would later become the presidential House. // An official residence is the residence at which head of governments or head of states officially reside. ... 1911 was a common year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... In a broad definition a republic is a state or country that is led by people who do not base their political power on any principle beyond the control of the people living in that state or country. ... The Legislative Assembly is the legislative branch of the government of El Salvador. ...


This area had evidence of human occupation since pre columbian times, because of the numerous archeological items found there. Next to the property the famous “Modelo” hacienda lay, where the National Zoo is now located. After of the death of president Araujo, Don Carlos Meléndez succeded him as president. President Meléndez modified the original plan for the "Normal School for Teachers" and decided to make it "The Normal School for Boys". On the 21st of de September of 1913 he set the first stone on the “Quinta Natalia” property for construction. Archaeology or sometimes in American English archeology (from the Greek words αρχαίος = ancient and λόγος = word/speech) is the study of human cultures through the recovery, documentation and analysis of material remains, including architecture, artefacts, biofacts, human remains, and landscapes. ... Hacienda is a Spanish word describing a vast ranch, common in the Pampa. ...


This building is, in great part, deed of the engineer Luis Fleury, whose design combines the elegant Classic and Art Noveau styles. Its finalization was delayed severan years varios años because of a series of circumstances, among them the damages suffered from the 1917 and 1919 earthquakes, and the delays caused by the first world war. It was finished in 1921,but until 1924 it started to function officially as the Formal School for Boys. {wikiquote}} A classic is an item that has become a ubiquitous and unique symbol or icon of a time gone by, mainly because of its inherent quality or its representative status. ... Alfons Mucha, lithographed poster, 1898 Art Nouveau (French for New art) is an art and design style that peaked in popularity at the turn of the 20th century. ... 1917 was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the Julian calendar. ... 1919 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Ypres, 1917, in the vicinity of the Battle of Passchendaele. ... 1921 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1924 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ...

Several presidents posing in front of Casa Presidencial including U.S. president George W. Bush (fourth from left) and former El Salvador president Francisco Flores (immediate right of Bush)
Several presidents posing in front of Casa Presidencial including U.S. president George W. Bush (fourth from left) and former El Salvador president Francisco Flores (immediate right of Bush)

In 1931, after the overthrowing of president Arturo Araujo, general Maximiliano Hernández Martínez took over the presidency, who installed briefly his official residence in the “El Zapote” barracks; and because of the political, economic, and social dificulies that the country was going through at the time, and because of security issues of the executive and his family President martinez decided to move the offices of the presidential house to the building that occupied the Normal School for Boys in the San Jacinto neighborhood, close to the “El Zapote” barracks. Image File history File links Several presidents in from of casa presidencial. ... Image File history File links Several presidents in from of casa presidencial. ... President is a title held by many leaders of organizations, companies, universities, and countries. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the current President of the United States and former Governor of the State of Texas. ... Francisco Guillermo Flores Pérez (born October 17, 1959) was the president of El Salvador from 1999 until 2004 and a member of the Nationalist Republican Alliance (ARENA). ... 1931 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Barracks are military housing. ...


The period between the 50' and 60's was of great economic growth, because of the raising prices of cofee internationaly. Some call this time the “golden age of El Salvador”; this abundance was showed in the splendor and fame that receptions and parties the Presidencial house showed.


The current government house is sorrounded by four beautiful parks. these are named after people of national and international importance, these are: Juan José Cañas , Salvadoran composer and author of the lyrics of the National Anthem; Felipe Soto, famous national composer; Venustiano Carranza, politician of Mexico and president of that country from 1917 to 1920; and Miguel de Cervantes, one of the Best writers Spain has seen, worldly known as the creator of Don Quixote. Saludemos la Patria orgullosos (Salute the Motherland Proudly) is the national anthem of El Salvador. ... 1917 was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the Julian calendar. ... 1920 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January January 7 - Forces of Russian White admiral Kolchak surrender in Krasnoyarsk. ... Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra (September 29, 1547 – April 23, 1616), was a Spanish author, best known for his immortal novel Don Quixote de la Mancha, which is considered by many to be one of the greatest works in Western literature and certainly the greatest of the Spanish language. ... Statues of Don Quixote (left) and Sancho Panza (right) Don Quixote de la Mancha (IPA: ) is a novel by the Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. ...

Night view of the back side of Casa Presidencial
Night view of the back side of Casa Presidencial

Every president that has governed from this mansion has tried to give it a personal touch, such as remodeling the building, changing the carpets or the wallpaper, or the adquisition an art object to add to the collection. Some adornments and elements of the current rooms belonged to the former presidential houses. Among these can be mentioned the Victorian era mirrors that adorn the Hall of Honor. Also, the collection of paintings that decorate the main halls which were painted between 1957 and 1959 by the Chilean artist Luis Vergara Ahumada, with the historical guidance of professor Jorge Lardé y Larín, during the administration of Liutenant Colonel José María Lemus. The remodelation works completed during the administration of Dr. Armando Calderón Sol, were coordinated by the private secretary of the presidency , Ángel Benjamín Cestoni and supervised by the interior designer María Eugenia Perla. Image File history File links night view of the precidensial house el salvador. ... Image File history File links night view of the precidensial house el salvador. ... Queen Victoria (shown here on the morning of her Accession to the Throne, 20 June 1837) gave her name to the historic era The Victorian Era of Great Britain is considered the height of the British industrial revolution and the apex of the British Empire. ... 1957 was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1959 was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A Lieutenant is a military or paramilitary officer. ... Colonel is both a military rank and civilian title, used by nearly every country in the world. ... Armando Calderón Sol (born June 24, 1948) was President of El Salvador from June 1, 1994 to June 1, 1999, representing the Nationalist Republican Alliance (ARENA). ...


Nowadays in Casa Presidencial, apart for the residence of the president several offices are situated there, including the offices of the vice president, the Presidential Comission for Public Inversion, the Private Secretary,the Secretary for Legislative and Judicial Affairs, the Secretary of Communications, and the Technical Secretary. A legislature is a governmental deliberative body with the power to adopt laws. ... The judiciary, also referred to as the judicature, consists of justices, judges and magistrates among other types of adjudicators. ...


External Link

http://casapres.gob.sv Official website of the presidency of El Salvador.


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La casa presidencial amaneció con candados y sellos (277 words)
La casa presidencial amaneció hoy con candados y sellos, pero además don Oscar Arias, asegura que Zapote no le gusta mucho.
Pero además, así amaneció la casa presidencial, con sellos y candados, y es que eso lo estipula ley, por tanto los funcionarios de las diferentes oficinas tuvieron que esperar puerta afuera hasta que aparecían las llaves y les pudieran abrir.
Por cierto que don Oscar anda buscando Casa Presidencial y le puso el ojo a la antigua Fabrica Nacional de Licores hoy, Centro Nacional de Cultura.
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