Ciudad de Mexico, Ciudad de México, Mexico — The Central Highlands
House of Juan Engel
uno de los primeros fundidores
de la Nueva España.
one of the first metal smelters
of New Spain.
Erected by Dirección de Monumentos Coloniales y de la República.
Location. 19° 26.106′ N, 99° 7.989′ W. Marker is in Ciudad de Mexico, Ciudad de México. Marker is on Calle la República de Guatemala, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. This marker is on the street directly north of the Cathedral. Marker is in this post office area: Ciudad de Mexico, Ciudad de México 06000, Mexico.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ignacio Luis Vallarta (a few steps from this marker); Cuauhtémoc's Last Message (within shouting distance of this marker); José Mariano Beristain y Souza (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Juan Ignacio María de Castorena y Ursua Cristóbal Vargas Valades (about 90 meters away); Gabriel Yermo (about 90 meters away); The Murder of Joaquín Dongo (about 90 meters away); Pedestrian Bridge over the Templo Mayor (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ciudad de Mexico.
Regarding House of Juan Engel. Juan Engel, also possibly known as Johann Eschel or Juan Alemán, was one of the first to bring improved smelting methods to New Spain, working particularly in the silver mines in Zacatecas. He was probably of German descent and was brought from Sevilla. He and other metal workers are mentioned in "La savia del Imperio. Tres estudios de economía colonial" by Julio Sánchez Gómez, Guillermo Claudio Mira Delli-Zotti, Rafael Dobado, 2002.
Categories. • Colonial Era • Man-Made Features •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 30, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 10, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 372 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 10, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.