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Los Cerrillos in Santa Fe County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

The Joe M. Granito Block

 
 
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By J. Makali Bruton, August 24, 2021
1. The Joe M. Granito Block Marker
Inscription.  

The earliest records for the five lots between Simoni's building and this corner list various members of the Granito clan, but by 1923 they were all in the hands of Rafael's son, Joseph M. Granito. At different times these lots had been occupied by offices, a second-hand store, a dry goods store, a blacksmith, a grocery, and a saloon, but Joe M. consolidated them them into a general merchandising complex. In the early 1920s Joe leased the buildings then occupying the lot next door to the Sahd Brothers for a general store. In 1931 Joe added an auto service station on this corner. Joe was for many years Cerrillos postmaster, and Master of the local Masonic lodge. This private residence was built in 1975 on the site of Joe's garage.
 
Erected by Cerrillos Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1923.
 
Location. 35° 26.184′ N, 106° 7.506′ W. Marker is in Los Cerrillos, New Mexico, in Santa Fe County. Marker is on 1st Street north of Waldo Street,
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By J. Makali Bruton, August 24, 2021
2. The Joe M. Granito Block and Marker
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on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cerrillos NM 87010, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. C. Rael's Market (a few steps from this marker); R. Granito's General Store (a few steps from this marker); The Simoni Store (within shouting distance of this marker); DeLallo-Simoni-Torres Building (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Joseph's Church (within shouting distance of this marker); The Cerrillos Bar (within shouting distance of this marker); Briggs Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cerrillos through the Years (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Los Cerrillos.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 12, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 27 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 12, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.

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