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El Paso in El Paso County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Urbici Soler

(June 21, 1890 - Jan. 15, 1953)

 
 
Urbici Soler Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By PaulwC3, July 20, 2013
1. Urbici Soler Marker
Inscription.  A master sculptor, Urbici Soler apprenticed under artists in his native Spain before studying and working in Germany, southern Europe, South America, and Mexico. In 1937 he came to El Paso to begin work on the statue "Cristo Rey," which stands on a mountain peak overlooking the city. Soler later taught at the Texas College of Mines (now the University of Texas at El Paso) and died in his home at the base of the mountain upon which "Cristo Rey" was placed.
 
Erected 1983 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 5615.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music. A significant historical year for this entry is 1937.
 
Location. 31° 46.422′ N, 106° 26.517′ W. Marker is in El Paso, Texas, in El Paso County. Marker can be reached from Alameda Avenue (State Highway 20) north of North Washington Street. The marker is located graveside, section O, lot 109, space 5A, in the Evergreen Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4301 Alameda Avenue, El Paso TX 79905, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Victoriano Huerta (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry C. Trost
Wide view of the Urbici Soler Marker at Evergreen Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By PaulwC3, July 20, 2013
2. Wide view of the Urbici Soler Marker at Evergreen Cemetery
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(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Camp Concordia and Fort Bliss (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Mormon Plot in Concordia Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); John Wesley Hardin (approx. 0.6 miles away); Concordia Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fort Bliss Buffalo Soldiers Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Chamizal National Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in El Paso.
 
More about this marker. The Texas Historical Commission has a type of marker specifically for cemeteries. They are mounted flush to the ground on a concrete base for the existing gravestone.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study the marker shown.
 
Also see . . .  Soler y Manonelles, Uribici Jose Francisco | The Handbook of Texas Online | TSHA. (Submitted on August 30, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
Cristo Rey Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, October 21, 2012
3. Cristo Rey Monument
View is from West Paisano Drive and Executive Center Boulevard in El Paso.
Detail of the Urbici Soler gravesite. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By PaulwC3, July 20, 2013
4. Detail of the Urbici Soler gravesite.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 30, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 538 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 30, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.   3. submitted on October 28, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   4. submitted on August 30, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.

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Nov. 28, 2022