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El Pueblito in Municipality of La Corregidora, Querétaro, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

The “Little Fort”

 
 
The "Little Fort" Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 3, 2019
1. The "Little Fort" Marker
Inscription.  

Fortín
En la cima de la pirámide se encuentra una construcción realizada en el año de 1887 por el entonces propietario de la Hacienda El Cerrito. Se trata de una casa habitación cuya arquitectura es de tipo ecléctico, muy común en el Bajío durante el siglo XIX. Su planta arquitectónica es de tipo militar, evidente en los torreones existentes en cada una de sus esquinas. En tanto su fachada es de estilo neogótico, expresado en el diseño y dimensiones de sus puertas y ventanas. La edificación de El Fortín alteró la parte superior de la pirámide de manera irreversible, pues de haber existido alguna construcción prehispánica, esta fue destruida. Por la fecha en que fue construido es considerada un monumento histórico.

Pied de dibujos:
Reconstrucción de El Fortín
Vista general de la estructura
Fachada este

English translation:
The “Little Fort”
At the top of the pyramid there is a construction which was built in 1887 by the owner of Hacienda El Cerrito. It is a house whose architecture is eclectic, which was a very common style in the Bajío Region during
The "Little Fort" Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 3, 2019
2. The "Little Fort" Marker
The marker can be seen to the left under a tree. It is the rightmost of two markers there. Note the Fortín atop the Pyramid at El Cerrito.
the 19th century. Its architectural plan is of a military type, evident in the existing towers at each of its corners. Its facade is of a Neogothic style, expressed in the design and dimensions of its doors and windows. The construction of El Fortín (The “Little Fort”) altered the upper part of the pyramid in an irreversible way, because if there had been any pre-Hispanic constructions there, they were destroyed. Because of the building’s date of construction, it too is now considered a historical monument.

Captions:
Reconstructed image of El Fortín
General view of the structure
Eastern facade
 
Erected by Secretaría de Cultura y el Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH).
 
Location. 20° 33.073′ N, 100° 26.606′ W. Marker is in El Pueblito, Querétaro, in Municipality of La Corregidora. Marker can be reached from Camino al Cerrito just west of Capitán Pedro Urtiaga, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. The marker is directly east of the Pyramid at the El Cerrito Archaeological Site. Marker is in this post office area: El Pueblito, Querétaro 76900, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Platform and Pyramid (here, next to this marker); The Plaza of the Dancers (within shouting distance of this marker); The Plaza of the Sculptures
El Fortín (The "Little Fort") image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 3, 2019
3. El Fortín (The "Little Fort")
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Altar of the Skulls (within shouting distance of this marker); The Building of the Four Altars (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Obsidian Altar (about 150 meters away); The Earth and its Cosmic Paths (about 180 meters away); El Cerrito ("The Little Hill") (about 210 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in El Pueblito.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 14, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 14, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 73 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 14, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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