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Zacatlán, Puebla, Mexico — The Central Highlands (North America)
 

Manuela Álvarez Elementary School

 
 
Manuela Álvarez Elementary School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, December 2, 2016
1. Manuela Álvarez Elementary School Marker
Inscription.  
Jardín de niños Manuela Álvarez
Pablo Urrutia en su carácter de jefe político, inició la construcción de este edificio que data del siglo XIX. Incitó a los vecinos para llevar a cabo la construcción y fue inaugurado el 12 de mayo de 1945 siendo este acto oficial, uno de los festejos del primer centenario de fundación de la escuela Lancasteriana en esta ciudad.

English translation:
Manuela Álvarez Elementary School
Pablo Urrutia, as a political leader, began the construction of this building dating from the 19th century. He encouraged the neighbors to carry out the construction and it was inaugurated on May 12, 1945. This official ceremony was one of the celebrations of the first century of the founding of a Lancaster School in this city.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkEducationMan-Made Features. A significant historical date for this entry is May 12, 1945.
 
Location. 19° 55.861′ N, 97° 57.654′ W. Marker is in Zacatlán, Puebla. Marker is on Calle Plazuela de Santa Cecilia just south
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of Calle de Iturbide, on the left when traveling north. The marker is directly across the street of the House of Culture, attached to the right of the Elementary School's gate. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Zacatlán PUE 73310, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The House of Culture of Zacatlán (a few steps from this marker); Franciscan Temple (within shouting distance of this marker); House of Ramón Marquez Galindo (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Calvary Chapel of Zacatlán (approx. one kilometer away).
 
Also see . . .  The Monitorial Education System. The Lancaster System of education was one of many "Monitorial Systems" where the more advanced students helped out the students that needed greater assistance. These systems were popular in the 19th century as a way to increase class size where there was a lack of teachers. (Submitted on December 11, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.) 
 
Manuela Álvarez Elementary School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, December 2, 2016
2. Manuela Álvarez Elementary School Marker
The marker is to the right of the school's gate, across the street from the House of Culture.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 12, 2018. It was originally submitted on December 11, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 187 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 11, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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