Colonia Insurgentes Mixcoac, Ciudad de México, Mexico — The Valley of Mexico (The Central Highlands)
Dirección de Monumentos Coloniales.
In this house there was a workshop where fabrics of all kinds were woven, especially silk, for quality people. 18th century.
Office of Colonial Monuments.
Erected by Dirección de Monumentos Coloniales.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Industry & Commerce.
Location. 19° 22.371′ N, 99° 11.05′ W. Marker is in Colonia Insurgentes Mixcoac, Ciudad de México. Marker is on Augusto Rodin just south of Goya, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Colonia Insurgentes Mixcoac, Ciudad de México 03920, Mexico. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Agustín Jáuregui (a few steps from this marker); Goya (within shouting distance of this marker); Auguste Rodin (within shouting distance of this marker); Independence of MexicoHouse of José Fernández de Lizardi (about 90 meters away); House of José Joaquín Herrera (about 90 meters away); Parish Church of Santo Domingo de Guzmán (about 150 meters away); a different marker also named Auguste Rodin (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Colonia Insurgentes Mixcoac.
Regarding Textile Workshop. It would be interesting to do additional research on the marker's claim, as it is generally thought that silk cloth production in colonial Mexico decreased after the opening of the Manila-Mexico trade route by the Spanish during the 1570s. Additionally, in 1596 Spanish authorities prohibited the production of the silkworm in New Spain. It may have been that imported raw silk thread was worked here. The marker is unusual in its use of the phrase 'people of quality.'
Credits. This page was last revised on May 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 17, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 17, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.