February 2016 - Guadalajara Mexico
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We are back in Guadalajara for a few days. We had passed this building previously but I don't think it had been open.
Admission was free.
The first printing house of the city was here printing "El Despertador Americano". Considered the first independent newspaper of America. The owner of the business was Mr. José Fructo Romero, successor of Mariano Valdéz Téllez -Girón, who established the first printing shop in Guadalajara by the end of 1792. The building has two floors with a quarry and neoclassic style façade. On the first floor is the entrance and it has four rectangular windows, and on the second one, there are four small windows and a central window larger than the others.
Inaugurated August 11, 1994, it is located in an old mansion nicknamed "The House of the Dogs", because of stone dog statues on the roof.
Seven issues, of the first independent publication, Hidalgo's "The American Awakening" are on display.
Also there are mock radio and television studios. The museum has an auditorium, provides conferences, courses, workshops, guided tours and a specialized library dedicated to journalism and communications media in Guadalajara.
Notable famous people of the last two centuries.