“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Santiago de Querétaro in Querétaro, Mexico — The Central Highlands (North America)

Old Railway Station

Old Railway Station Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, August 8, 2018
1. Old Railway Station Marker
Antigua Estación del Ferrocarril
Inaugurada en 1904, conectó a Querétaro con el Ferrocarril Central Mexicano, construido a finales del siglo XIX, y con el Ferrocarril Nacional establecido a principios del XX. El Gobierno Federal adquirió ambos servicios y los fusionó, quedando en 1909 con el nombre de Ferrocarriles Nacionales de México.

Este edificio es de inspiración neorrenacentista inglés. Está revestido con materiales regionales: cantera rosa, negra y gris en forma de sillar. En la actualidad la estación es utilizada como sede de convenciones, exposiciones conciertos y otras actividades culturales.

Old Railway Station
This station, inaugurated in 1904, connected Querétaro to the Central Mexican Railway, built at the end of the 19th century, and with the National Railway, established at the start of the 20th century. The Federal Government acquired both railway services and, in 1909, joined them under the name National Railways of Mexico.

The building is inspired by the English Neo-Renaissance style. It is faced with regional materials: blocks of cantera
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(a type of rock native to Mexico) in pink, black, and gray. It is currently home to conventions, exhibitions, concerts and other cultural activities.
Erected 2018 by Municipalidad de Querétaro.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceMan-Made FeaturesRailroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1904.
Location. 20° 36.069′ N, 100° 23.805′ W. Marker is in Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro. Marker is on Calle Héroe de Nacozari just east of Calle Cuauhtémoc, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Santiago de Querétaro QUE 76000, Mexico. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Querétaro Railroad Station (a few steps from this marker); The Chameleon Fountain (about 240 meters away, measured in a direct line); Chapel of the Sacred Family (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Garden of the Children Heroes of Chapultepec (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Plaza de San Sebastián / Casa del Faldón / Temple of San Sebastián (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Chapel of the Holy Cross (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Procession of the Remains of the Insurgents (approx. half a kilometer away); Fountain of the Verdolagas (approx. 0.7 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santiago de Querétaro.
Old Railway Station and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, August 8, 2018
2. Old Railway Station and Marker
The marker can be seen to the right of the entrance to the Old Railway Station of Querétaro.
The Querétaro Railway Station, ca. 1925 image. Click for full size.
3. The Querétaro Railway Station, ca. 1925
This photo is courtesy of the INAH Mediateca (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). Although hard to see, a mule-drawn street car is waiting outside of the station.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 10, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 10, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 134 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 10, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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Nov. 30, 2023