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Santiago de Querétaro in Municipality of Querétaro, Querétaro, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

Fountain of Santo Domingo

 
 
Fountain of Santo Domingo Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 24, 2018
1. Fountain of Santo Domingo Marker
This marker with updated text replaced a previous marker in 2018.
Inscription.  

Fuente de Santo Domingo
Se construyó en el siglo XVIII para abastecer de agua limpia a los frailes del convento de Santo Domingo y a los habitantes del mismo barrio. Fabricada con cantera rosa, cuenta con dos arcos de medio punto y una bóveda de arista. Construcciones como esta, distribuidas en espacios públicos y privados de la ciudad, eran llamadas “cajas de agua” por su estructura rectangular.

English:
Fountain of Santo Domingo
Constructed in the 18th century to supply the residents of the neighborhood with clean water, including the friars of the convent of Santo Domingo. It is made of pink cantera (a type of rock native to Mexico) and has two round arches and a ribbed vault. Fountains like this one, distributed throughout the city, in both public and private spaces, were called cajas de agua (literally "water boxes") for their rectangular structure.
 
Erected 2018 by Municipalidad de Querétaro.
 
Location. 20° 35.391′ N, 100° 23.754′ W.
The previous Fountain of Santo Domingo Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 3, 2016
2. The previous Fountain of Santo Domingo Marker
This marker was replaced in 2018 by the newer marker. It read:

Fuente de Santo Domingo
Vecina del templo y convento de la Orden de Predicadores, esta caja de agua, ubicada en la esquina que conforman las calles del Diezmo y Estampa de Santo Domingo, formaba parte del sistema de distribución de agua clara construido a mediados del siglo XVIII.

English:
Fountain of Santo Domingo
Standing near the temple and convent of the Orden of Predicadores, this water box, situated on the corner of the streets Diezmo and Estampa de Santo Domingo, it formed part of the clear water distribution system built around the middle of the 18th century.

The street names used in the marker text are the original names. The names have been replaced in modern history and are now Calles Pino Suárez and Melchor Ocampo.
Marker is in Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro, in Municipality of Querétaro. Marker is on Calle Pino Suárez just from Calle Melchor Ocampo, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro 76000, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Convent and Temple of Santo Domingo de Guzman (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Chapel of the Holy Spirit (about 150 meters away); Benito Juárez in Querétaro (about 150 meters away); Temple of San Felipe Neri (about 150 meters away); Royal College and Convent of Santa Rosa de Viterbo (about 180 meters away); General José María Arteaga Magallanes (about 180 meters away); Ezequiel Montes Ledesma (about 180 meters away); Temple of Santa Rosa de Viterbo (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santiago de Querétaro.
 
Categories. ArchitectureCharity & Public WorkColonial EraMan-Made Features
 
Fountain of Santo Domingo and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 24, 2018
3. Fountain of Santo Domingo and Marker
The marker is to the right in this view of the 'water box'.
Fountain of Santo Domingo and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 24, 2018
4. Fountain of Santo Domingo and Marker
Fountain of Santo Domingo and the previous marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 3, 2016
5. Fountain of Santo Domingo and the previous marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 4, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 248 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 29, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   2. submitted on October 4, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   3, 4. submitted on November 29, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   5. submitted on October 4, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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