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Convent of La Concepción

 
 
Convent of La Concepción Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 11, 2018
1. Convent of La Concepción Marker
There are three markers on this small building. This view includes the first two markers, one for the Convent of La Concepción and another to Viceroy Pedro de Castro y Figueroa.
Inscription.  

Año 1530
Templo y Convento de la Concepcion
Este pequeño convento, pertenecio al templo arriba mencionado donde las monjas cumplían penitencia.

En esta casa vivio y fallecio el Virrey Don Pedro de Castro y Figueroa actualmente pertenece al Sr. Don Fernando Castro Vazquez quien la restauro
1994

Marmol de Villa Nicolas Romero
Donde nacio y vio sus primeras luces Don Fidel Velazquez Sanchez unica estrella en este universo
F.C.V.

Marcador adicional pero faltante:
Aquí murió el Señor, General de Division Don Cesareo Castro Ex Gobernador de Puebla de los Angeles

English translation:
1530
Temple and Convent de la Concepción
This small convent belonged to the above mentioned temple where the nuns fulfilled their penance.

In this house lived and died the Viceroy Pedro de Castro y Figueroa. It currently belongs to Fernando Castro Vazquez who restored it.
1994

Solid as a piece of marble from the Villa Nicolás Romero, where he was born and saw his first lights
Fidel Velazquez Sanchez, the
Fidel Velázquez Sánchez Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 11, 2018
2. Fidel Velázquez Sánchez Marker
The third marker is dedicated to Fidel Velázquez Sánchez, a major labor union leader in the 20th century, originally from the town of Nicolás Romero in the State of Mexico.
only star in this universe
FCV

Additional, but missing marker:
Here died the Division General Cesareo Castro, ex-Governor of Puebla de los Angeles
 
Erected 1994 by Sr. Don Fernando Castro Vazquez.
 
Location. 19° 26.275′ N, 99° 8.335′ W. Marker is in Ciudad de Mexico, Ciudad de México. Marker is on Callejón Héroes del 57 just north of Calle República de Cuba, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Callejón Héroes del 57 No. 25, Ciudad de Mexico, Ciudad de México 06000, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named The Convent of La Concepción (within shouting distance of this marker); The Chapel of the Dead (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Parish of San Lorenzo, Deacon and Martyr (about 120 meters away); Guglielmo Marconi (about 150 meters away); Aquiles Serdán (about 180 meters away); Cámara de Diputados (about 180 meters away); Teatro Iturbide (about 180 meters away); The Church of San Andrés (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ciudad de Mexico.
 
Regarding Convent of La Concepción. The building had four markers (now only three), showing its long history and interesting
Convent of La Concepción Marker and other markers image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 11, 2018
3. Convent of La Concepción Marker and other markers
The markers are located on this eclectic house. It also appears that at one time there was also a fourth marker for Cesareo Castro, now removed.
inhabitants. It was originally part of the Convent of La Concepción, one of the first convents in New Spain. For at least one year (1740-1741) it housed a Viceroy of New Spain, Pedro de Castro Figueroa. In 1944 it saw the death of General Cesareo Castro, an ex-Governor of the state of Puebla who fought with Carranza during the Mexican Revolution. Finally, it housed the long-time Mexican labor leader Fidel Velázquez Sánchez.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 25, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 25, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 25, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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