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

The Crystal Palace

 
 
The Crystal Palace Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, March 17, 2019
1. The Crystal Palace Marker
Inscription.  

Palacio de Cristal.
Estilo ecléctico. Henry Guindon. S. XX.
Ubicado donde estuvo el Colegio de Niñas de San Nicolás hacia 1730. El actual palacio se termino en 1909. Diseñado para oficinas y despachos, en el estuvo el primer ascensor eléctrico de San Luis. Combina elementos de estilo romántico y clásico. Nombrado asi, por un edificio que se encontraba en Hyde Park, Londres, inaugurado en 1851.
Septiembre 2001

English translation:
The Crystal Palace.
Eclectic style. Henry Guindon. 20th century.
Located where the San Nicolás Girls’ School was around 1730. The current palace was completed in 1909. Designed for use mainly as an office building, it had the first electric elevator in San Luis. It combines elements of both the Romantic and Classic styles. It is named after the Crystal Palace of Hyde Park, London, inaugurated in 1851.
September 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° 9.169′ N, 100° 58.586′ W. Marker is in San Luis Potosí. Marker is on Álvaro Obregón 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. Miguel Hidalgo Street / Crystal Palace (a few steps from this marker); Former House of the Vicereine (within shouting distance of this marker); The House of the Vicereine (within shouting distance of this marker); Arms Square / City Hall (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Municipal Palace (about 90 meters away); Government Palace / Vicereine’s House (about 120 meters away); Former Othón Theater (about 120 meters away); Government Palace (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Luis Potosí.
 
The Crystal Palace and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, March 17, 2019
2. The Crystal Palace and Marker
The marker can be seen about midway along the facade of the Crystal Palace (Palacio de Cristal).
 
 
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 181 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 10, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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