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San Luis Potosí, Mexico — The Northeast (and Central Highlands)
 

The House of the Vicereine

 
 
The House of the Vicereine Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, March 16, 2019
1. The House of the Vicereine Marker
Inscription.  

Casa de la Virreina.
Barroco. S. XVII.
Casa habitación.

Casa mas antigua de la ciudad. Data de 1736. Francisca de la Gandara salió de ella para casarse con Félix Ma. Calleja. Mas tarde Virrey de la Nueva España, de ahí tomo su nombre. La fachada fue recubierta con cantera en 1948. El interior conserva su estructura original. Quedan íntegros el patio y el arco de acceso trilobulado.
Diciembre 2001

English translation:
House of the Vicereine.
Baroque. 17th century. Residential housing.

The oldest house in the city, it dates from 1736. Francisca de la Gándara left here to marry Félix María Calleja, later Viceroy of New Spain, from where it takes its name. The facade was covered with quarried stone in 1948. The interior retains its original structure. The courtyard and the tri-lobed access arch remain intact.
December 2001
 
Erected 2001 by Consejo Consultivo del Centro Histórico.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture
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Location. 22° 9.128′ N, 100° 58.59′ W. Marker is in San Luis Potosí. Marker is on Jardín Hidalgo just west of Calle Miguel Hidalgo, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Luis Potosí 78000, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Former House of the Vicereine (a few steps from this marker); Arms Square / City Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Government Palace / Vicereine’s House (within shouting distance of this marker); Municipal Palace (within shouting distance of this marker); Government Palace (within shouting distance of this marker); Miguel Hidalgo Street / Crystal Palace (within shouting distance of this marker); The Crystal Palace (within shouting distance of this marker); Metropolitan Cathedral / Vicereine's Balcony (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Luis Potosí.
 
The House of the Vicereine and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, March 16, 2019
2. The House of the Vicereine and Marker
The marker can be seen just left of center against the House of the Vicereine, now a restaurant.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 10, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 10, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 111 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 10, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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