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San Luis Potosí in Municipality of San Luis Potosí, Mexico — The Northeast (and Central Highlands)
 

House of Don Félix María Calleja

 
 
House of Don Félix María Calleja Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 17, 2019
1. House of Don Félix María Calleja Marker
Inscription.  

Casa de Don Félix María Calleja
Casa del siglo XVIII.Tiene un hermoso balcón, considerado reliquia de la arquitectura virreinal. Este balcón es uno de los más atractivos del país y el más elegante de nuestra ciudad; por lo tanto, representa la balconería típica potosina por la alta calidad en la elaboración de sus repisones y cornisas, así como por lo sesgado de sus herajes.

English:
House of Don Félix María Calleja
This XVIII Century house with a beautiful balcony is considered as a viceroyal architecture relic. This balcony is one of the most attractive in the country and the most elegant in our city. It represents the traditional Potosí balcony style because of its high quality corbels and cornices, as well as for its slanted ironworks.
 
Location. 22° 9.069′ N, 100° 58.555′ W. Marker is in San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí, in Municipality of San Luis Potosí. Marker is on Ignacio Zaragoza just north of Agustín de Iturbide, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Zaragoza is pedestrian-only on this block. Marker is in this post office area: San Luis Potosí 78000, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
House of Don Félix María Calleja and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 17, 2019
2. House of Don Félix María Calleja and Marker
markers are within walking distance of this marker. General Ignacio Zaragoza (a few steps from this marker); Al Libro Mayor (within shouting distance of this marker); The San Luis Potosí Cathedral (within shouting distance of this marker); Pitman House (within shouting distance of this marker); Metropolitan Cathedral / Vicereine's Balcony (within shouting distance of this marker); Española Bookstore (within shouting distance of this marker); Royal Treasure / Monumental Palace (within shouting distance of this marker); Municipal Palace (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Luis Potosí.
 
Categories. ArchitectureColonial EraMan-Made Features
 
The balcony of the House of Don Félix María Calleja image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 17, 2019
3. The balcony of the House of Don Félix María Calleja
Félix María Calleja image. Click for full size.
1884
4. Félix María Calleja
This portrait of Calleja is from the book México a través de los siglos. Courtesy of the Archivo General de la Nación (National General Archives, Mexico).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 15, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 15, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 15, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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