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

Colón Garden

 
 
Colón Garden Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, March 17, 2019
1. Colón Garden Marker
Inscription.  

Jardín Colón
Muchos potosinos le siguen llamando “Jardín de la Merced” porque en este lugar se encontraba el Convento de Nuestra Señora de la Merced, desparecido durante la Reforma.

En la época del porfiriato el área fue embellecida y convertida en jardín. El proyecto fue del ingeniero Manuel Lara Missoten. Durante las fiestas del Centenario, la colonia española residente en la ciudad donó un reloj monumental colocado sobre una torre de cantería ricamente esculpido, con placas alusivas de mármol de Carrara realizadas por los hermanos Biagi.

English translation:
Colón Garden
Many Potosinos still call it “Garden of Mercy” because the Our Lady of Mercy Convent once stood in this place, only to disappear during the Reform.

In Porfirian times, the area was renewed and converted into a garden. The project was carried out by engineer Manuel Lara Missoten. During the Centennial parties, the Spanish colony residing in the city donated a monumental clock which was placed on a magnificently sculpted stone tower with allusive plaques of marble from Carrara
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made by the Biagi brothers.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionMan-Made FeaturesParks & Recreational Areas.
 
Location. 22° 8.811′ N, 100° 58.484′ W. Marker is in San Luis Potosí. Marker is on Jardín Colón just south of Pascual M. Hernández, on the left when traveling south. 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. La Cubana (within shouting distance of this marker); The 100th Anniversary of Mexican Independence (within shouting distance of this marker); Guadalupe Road (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Water Reservoir (about 150 meters away); José Nereo Ambrosio Rodríguez Barragán (about 180 meters away); Ramón López Velarde (about 210 meters away); José Mariano Jiménez (about 210 meters away); Alarcón Theater (about 210 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Luis Potosí.
 
Colón Garden and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, March 17, 2019
2. Colón Garden and Marker
The marker can be seen here on the left. The park and memorial tower, mentioned in the marker text, are in the distance.
The nearby 1910 memorial tower in the Colón Garden image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, March 17, 2019
3. The nearby 1910 memorial tower in the Colón Garden
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 25, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 25, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 113 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 25, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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