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Yuriria in Municipality of Yuriria, Guanajuato, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

The Yuriria Cultural Center

 
 
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By J. Makali Bruton, September 21, 2019
1. The Yuriria Cultural Center Marker
Inscription.  

Casa de la Cultura
Ambos inmuebles forman parte de las edificaciones del centro histórico de Yuriria, la presidencia se encuentran en el llamado Portal Morelos. No se tiene documentada la fecha exacta de construcción, segun algunas fuentes ésta inició en el siglo XVIIl, mientras que una inscripcion grabada en el Portal Morelos apunta al año 1856. Pero existen documentos que indican que el edificio ya existía en los años 1852 y 1853.

Un número considerable de casas cercanas al templo y convento de San Agustín, pertenecieron a familias importantes o adineradas de Yuriria y Guanajuato, por lo cual tenían espacios amplios y bien organizados. Tal es el caso de la casa que hoy ocupa la Presidencia Municipal: que sobresale también por tener un diseño arquitectónico atractivo, que se sustenta sobre arco medio punto, techo de madera y tejamanil, columnas dóricas y piso de adoquín.

Adyacentes a la Presidencia Municipal se encuentran otros portales, también considerados sitios emblemáticos y de referencia social y cultural para lo pobladores. Al lado de la plaza principal tenemos al Portal Hidalgo, antes Portal
The Yuriria Cultural Center Marker English text image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 21, 2019
2. The Yuriria Cultural Center Marker English text
Zaragora, donde se encuentran la Casa de la Cultura, el Juzgado Municipal y el archivo. Este portal cuenta con arcos de medio punto, columnas con fuste liso y piso adoquinado

Los dos portales restantes son el Corregidora y el Iturbide. El primero Corregidora porque, en la epoca Virreinal, aquí estuvo la casa de los Corregidores, lugar donde, en 1548, fue registrada la primera beta de plata hallada en los alrededores del Cerro del Cubilete, misma que dos años después se convirtió en la mina de San Juan de Rayas del Corregidor.

Antes de llamarse portal Iturbide, este lugar se llamó portal de la Santísima Trinidad; tiene arcos de medio punto con molduras de cantera, igual que la cornisa y los pilares que sostienen el entablamento. En sus orígenes, el edificio principal fue casa del independentista Joaquin López Arias, luego pasó a manos de Miguel Ramírez Tinoco, quien lo convirtió en un pasaje comercial.

English translation:
Casa de la Cultura
The Yuriria Cultural Center

Both properties are part of the buildings in the historic downtown of Yuriria: the City Hall is in the so-called Portal Morelos. There is no data showing the exact date of its construction, many say it began on the XVIII century, while an engraved entry on the Portal, points to 1856. But there are some documents that show that the building already existed
Nearby marker on the 1914 naming of Yuriria as a city image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 21, 2019
3. Nearby marker on the 1914 naming of Yuriria as a city
This marker is on the nearby Presidencia Municipal (City Hall). It reads:

La evolución de los pueblos es el progreso. Yuriria ayer villa hoy ciudad. Por decreto numero 46 del XXV H. Congreso del Estado enero 1 de 1914.
in 1852 and 1853.

A considerable number of houses near the church and the convent of San Agustín belonged to important or wealthy families from Yuriria and Guanajuato and therefore they had extensive and well organized spaces. Such is the case of the house now occupied by the City Hall: it also stands out for having an attractive architectural design, which is supported by arches, a wood and shingled roof, Doric columns and cobblestone floor.

Next to the City Hall there are other portals considered emblematic and have a social or cultural significance for the residents. Next to the main square we have the Portal Hidalgo previously called Portal Zaragoza: where the House of Culture is located, the Municipal Court and the archive. This portal has arches, columns of smooth wood and paved floor.

The remaining two portals are Corregidora and Iturbide. The first one is called Corregidora because during Colonial times, this was the home of the Aldermen, where, in 1548, was recorded the first vein of silver found in the vicinity of the Cerro del Cubilete, the same one that two years later turned into the San Juan de Rayas del Corregidor mine.

Before being named the Iturbide Portal, this place was called the Holy Trinity; it has semicircular arches with quarry stone moldings, like the cornice and pillars supporting the entablature. Originally, the main building
The Yuriria Cultural Center and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 21, 2019
4. The Yuriria Cultural Center and Marker
The Portal Hidalgo can be seen beyond the marker.
was home of the insurgent Joaquin López Arias, after that, it belonged to Miguel Ramírez Tinoco, who turned it into a commercial passageway.
 
Location. 20° 12.767′ N, 101° 7.866′ W. Marker is in Yuriria, Guanajuato, in Municipality of Yuriria. Marker is on Portal Morelos just west of Magnolia, on the right when traveling west. Portal de Morelos and Magnolia are both pedestrian walkways. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Yuriria, Guanajuato 38940, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Miguel Hidalgo in Yuriria (a few steps from this marker); General José María Magaña (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Miguel Ramírez Tinoco (within shouting distance of this marker); Joaquín López Arias (within shouting distance of this marker); Monument to Friar Diego de Chávez (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Convent of Saint Augustine of Yuriria (about 90 meters away); Former Convent of San Agustín (about 120 meters away); Church of the Hospital (about 210 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yuriria.
 
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The Yuriria Presidencia Municipal and Cultural Center image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 21, 2019
5. The Yuriria Presidencia Municipal and Cultural Center
Note the marker to the far right in this view.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 1, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 1, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 39 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 1, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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