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Santiago de Querétaro in Querétaro, Mexico — The Central Highlands (North America)
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The Fountain of the "Little Plates"

 
 
The Fountain of the "Little Plates" Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, April 7, 2017
1. The Fountain of the "Little Plates" Marker
Inscription.  
Fuente de los Platitos
Graciosa construcción circular, cubierta de pequeños trozos de platos de porcelana en blanco y azul, al centro, espiga columna de dos cuerpos que soporta la diminuta taza. La obra se realizó por Don Daniel Mendoza durante la administración del Gobernador Noradino Rubio, al norte del río Querétaro, antes conocido como "La otra Banda".

English:
Fountain of the Little Plates
This is a graceful circular construction, covered with tiny pieces of blue and white porcelain plates. In the center, a two-piece column shaft supports the tiny cup. It is the work of Don Daniel Mendoza, done during the administration of Governor Noradino Rubio, on the north of the Queretaro River, formerly known as "The Other Band".

 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureCharity & Public WorkWar, Mexican-American.
 
Location. Marker has been permanently removed. It was located near 20° 35.927′ N,
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100° 23.68′ W. Marker was in Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro. Memorial was at the intersection of Calle Invierno and Avenida Universidad, on the left when traveling south on Calle Invierno. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Santiago de Querétaro QUE 76000, Mexico.

We have been informed that this sign or monument is no longer there and will not be replaced. This page is an archival view of what was.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. The Garden of the Children Heroes of Chapultepec (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Plaza de San Sebastián / Casa del Faldón / Temple of San Sebastián (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Querétaro Railroad Station (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Old Railway Station (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Chameleon Fountain (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Temple and Convent of Our Lady of Mount Carmel (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Chapel of the Sacred Family (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Chapel of the Holy Cross (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santiago de Querétaro.
 
Regarding The Fountain of the "Little Plates". The marker mentions that the park was created during the administration of the Governor of Querétaro Noradino Rubio. He was governor from 1939 to 1943.
The Fountain of the "Little Plates" and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, April 7, 2017
2. The Fountain of the "Little Plates" and Marker
 
An example of the mosaic work of the park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, April 7, 2017
3. An example of the mosaic work of the park
An additional marker to the Children Heroes of Chapultepec in the park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, April 7, 2017
4. An additional marker to the Children Heroes of Chapultepec in the park
This additional marker from 1942-1943 indicates that the park was originally dedicated to the Children Heroes from the Battle of Chapultepec of the Mexican American War.
A mosaic with the names of Mexico's Children Heroes at the Fountain of the "Little Plates" image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, May 21, 2017
5. A mosaic with the names of Mexico's Children Heroes at the Fountain of the "Little Plates"
Juan de la Barrera
Francisco Marquez· Juan Escutia
Agustín Melgar · Vicente Suarez
Fernando Montes de Oca
The Fountain of the "Little Plates" image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, May 9, 2020
6. The Fountain of the "Little Plates"
The marker near the fountain has been removed.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 1, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 154 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 1, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.   5. submitted on July 5, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.   6. submitted on May 25, 2020, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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