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Colonia Insurgentes Mixcoac in Ciudad de México, Mexico — The Valley of Mexico (The Central Highlands)
 

Textile Workshop

 
 
Textile Workshop Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, April 30, 2021
1. Textile Workshop Marker
Inscription.  

En esta casa existió un Obraje donde se tejían Telas de todas clases, especialmente de Seda, para personas de calidad. Siglo XVIII.
Dirección de Monumentos Coloniales.

English translation:
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 EraIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 19° 22.371′ N, 99° 11.05′ W. Marker is in Ciudad de México. It is in Colonia Insurgentes Mixcoac. 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: 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 Mexico
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(about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); House 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 Ciudad de México.
 
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.'
 
Textile Workshop Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, April 30, 2021
2. Textile Workshop Marker
Textile Workshop Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, April 30, 2021
3. Textile Workshop Marker
The building is now part of the Universidad Panamericana.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 17, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 67 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 17, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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