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Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

Temperance Fountain

 
 
Temperance Fountain Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 10, 2019
1. Temperance Fountain Marker
Inscription.  

Fuente de la Templanza
Data de 1931, fue construida por órdenes del presidente Pascual Ortiz Rubio. La fuente de la Templanza se llama así por la estatua que la ornamenta, es obra del escultor Enrique Guerra.

La Templanza, La Prudencia, La Justicia y La Fortaleza forman parte de un conjunto escultórico que fue esculpido a principios del siglo XX para embellecer la fachada principal del edificio de la Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores.

English translation:
Temperance Fountain
This fountain dates from 1931, when it was built on the orders of President Pascual Ortiz Rubio. The name of the fountain comes from the statue that adorns it, which is the work of the sculptor Enrique Guerra.

Temperance, Prudence, Justice and Strength were originally four statues that made up a sculptural ensemble that was made at the beginning of the 20th century to beautify the main facade of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs building.
 
Location. 19° 25.142′ N, 99° 10.832′ W. Marker is in Ciudad de Mexico
Temperance Fountain Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 10, 2019
2. Temperance Fountain Marker
The marker is just off camera to the left in this view of the fountain.
. Marker is on Calzada de Rey just east of Avenida Acuario, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ciudad de Mexico 11100, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "The Sergeant" Ahuehuete (within shouting distance of this marker); The Mexican Expeditionary Air Force and Squadron 201 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Chapultepec Audiorama (within shouting distance of this marker); Springs and Water Tanks (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Obelisk of the Children Heroes (about 150 meters away); Juan Escutia, Child Hero of Mexico (about 150 meters away); Monument to the Children Heroes of 1847 (about 150 meters away); The Heroic Cadets (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ciudad de Mexico.
 
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The statue of "Temperance" at the fountain image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 10, 2019
3. The statue of "Temperance" at the fountain
Temperance Fountain original dedicatory inscription on the statue's reverse image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 10, 2019
4. Temperance Fountain original dedicatory inscription on the statue's reverse
“La Templanza” fue esculpida en 1910 por Enrique Guerra de Jalapa. Ver. y a iniciativa del C. Presidente de la Republica Lic. Pascual Ortiz Rubio se coloco en este sitio noviembre 1931
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 20, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 20, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 44 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 20, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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