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

Royal Treasury

 
 
Royal Treasury Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 17, 2019
1. Royal Treasury Marker
Inscription.  

Real Caja.
Barroco. S. XVIII
Felipe Cleere.

Reconstruida en 1763. Atesoraba los bienes de la Real Hacienda. Hacia 1791 construyen oficinas de fundición al lado de la caja. Al iniciar la independencia fue saqueada. Después fue comisaría, aduana y vivienda Santa Anna la cedió para palacio episcopal. Es ésta época se construyó el tercer piso. Declarada Monumento Nacional en 1935.
Diciembre 2001

English translation:
Royal Treasury
Baroque. 18th century.
Felipe Cleere.

Reconstructed in 1763. Safeguarded the assets of the Royal Treasury. Towards 1791 the offices of a mint were built next to the Treasury. When the independence movement began, it was ransacked. It was later a police station, customs house and private housing. Santa Anna donated it as the episcopal palace. It is at this time that the third floor was built. Declared a National Monument in 1935.
December 2001
 
Erected 2001 by Consejo Consultivo del Centro Histórico.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture
Royal Treasury Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 17, 2019
2. Royal Treasury Marker
The marker can be seen to the left of the entrance to the building.
Colonial EraIndustry & CommerceMan-Made Features.
 
Location. 22° 9.069′ N, 100° 58.653′ W. Marker is in San Luis Potosí, in Municipality of San Luis Potosí. Marker is on Francisco I. Madero just west of Ignacio Aldama, 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. The Plan of San Luis (within shouting distance of this marker); La Lonja Society of San Luis Potosí (within shouting distance of this marker); Mint of San Luis Potosí (within shouting distance of this marker); Government Palace (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Former Othón Theater (about 90 meters away); Royal Treasure / Monumental Palace (about 90 meters away); Founders Square (about 90 meters away); Government Palace / Vicereine’s House (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Luis Potosí.
 
An older inscription above the former entrance to the Royal Treasury image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 17, 2019
3. An older inscription above the former entrance to the Royal Treasury
The inscription is difficult to read, but it includes the names "Felipe Cleere" and "Cabrillo".
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 28, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 28, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 62 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 28, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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