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House of Juan Engel

 
 
House of Juan Engel Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 31, 2015
1. House of Juan Engel Marker
Inscription.
Aqui estuvo la casa de
Juan Engel
uno de los primeros fundidores
de la Nueva España.
Siglo XVI.

English translation:
Here was the house of
Juan Engel
one of the first metal smelters
of New Spain.
16th century.

 
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ignacio Luis Vallarta (a few steps from this marker); José Mariano Beristain y Souza (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Juan Ignacio María de Castorena y Ursua (about 90 meters away); Palace of Axayacatl (about 120 meters away); Last Residence of Moctezuma (about 150 meters away); The Main Chapels of the Cathedral of Mexico City (about 150 meters away); Monument to Enrico Martínez (about 150 meters away); Dr. Antonio Marquez G. (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ciudad de Mexico.
 
Regarding House of Juan Engel. Juan Engel,
House of Juan Engel Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 31, 2015
2. House of Juan Engel Marker
The marker is directly in the middle of the house on a first floor column, across from the payphone.
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 EraMan-Made Features
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 19, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 10, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 324 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 10, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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