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Centro Histórico, Ciudad de México, Mexico — The Valley of Mexico (The Central Highlands)
 

First Post Office in New Spain

 
 
First Post Office in New Spain Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 11, 2018
1. First Post Office in New Spain Marker
Inscription.  

Aquí estuvo la primera Oficina de Correos de la Nueva España. 1580.
Catálogo de la Insp. Gral. de Monumentos Artísticos e Históricos.

English translation:
Here was the first Post Office in the New Spain. 1580.
Catalog of the Inspector General of Artistic and Historic Monuments
 
Erected by Catálogo de la Inspección General de Monumentos Artísticos e Históricos.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraCommunications. In addition, it is included in the Postal Mail and Philately 📭 series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1580.
 
Location. 19° 25.952′ N, 99° 7.799′ W. Marker is in Centro Histórico, Ciudad de México. Marker is at the intersection of Calle del Correo Mayor and Soledad, on the left when traveling south on Calle del Correo Mayor. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Centro Histórico, Ciudad de México 06000, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. House of the Mayorazgo de Guerrero (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named House of the Mayorazgo de Guerrero
First Post Office in New Spain Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 11, 2018
2. First Post Office in New Spain Marker
The marker is towards the left on the building in this view, to the right of a person standing on a ladder. Sadly, it appears that there was another marker to its lower left but it has been removed.
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(about 90 meters away); Miguel Cabrera (about 120 meters away); Hospital Amor de Dios (about 150 meters away); The First Printing Press in the Americas (about 150 meters away); Manuel Nicolás Carpancho (about 150 meters away); Meeting of Juan Diego and Archbishop Zumárraga (about 180 meters away); General Ignacio Zaragoza (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Centro Histórico.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 29, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 56 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 29, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.

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