Puebla, Mexico — The Central Highlands
The Oriental Bank Building
Fue construido durante la primera década del siglo XX para albergar al “Banco Oriental de México”, llegando a ser la quinta institución en importancia del país gracias a sus operaciones comerciales y a la emisión de sus propios billetes, situación que duraría hasta 1916.
Es obra del arquitecto Alfredo Giles y del ingeniero Carlos Bello y Acedo quienes utlizaron una novedosa estructura de acero, el edificio tiene un estilo arquitectóníco ecléctico.
Posteriormente, funcionó como "Banco de México", "Cámara Textil", "Palacio de Gobierno del Estado" y "Tesorería del Ayuntamiento". Después de ser restaurado en 1906, fue destinado como "Edificio de Protocolos del Gobierno del Estado".
The Oriental Bank Building
It was built during the first decade of the 20th century to house the "Banco Oriental de México", becoming the fifth most important institution in the country thanks to its commercial operations and issuing of its own bills, a situation that would last until 1916.
It is the work of architect Alfredo Giles and of engineer Carlos Bello y
The building later served as "Banco de México", "Cámara Textil", "State Government Palace and "Town Council Treasury". After being restored in 1906, it was designated as "Edificio de Protocolos del Gobierno del Estado" (State Government protocols building).
Erected by Gobierno Municipal de Puebla.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features. A significant historical year for this entry is 1916.
Location. 19° 2.629′ N, 98° 11.82′ W. Marker is in Puebla. Marker is on Avenida 2 Sur just south of Avenida 2 Oriente, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Puebla 72000, Mexico. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Old Portal of the Audience (a few steps from this marker); Portal Hidalgo (a few steps from this marker); Granting the Coat of Arms to the City of Angels (1538) (within shouting distance of this marker); The Municipal Palace (within shouting distance of this marker); The Main Square and Fountain of San Miguel (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Plaza de la Democracia (about 150 meters away); The Oath to Independence in the City of Puebla...First Speech by Francisco Madero in Puebla (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Puebla.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 22, 2018. It was originally submitted on January 20, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 109 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 20, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. 3. submitted on January 22, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.