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Ciudad Colonial in Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic
 

The Dávila House

Casa de los Dávila

 
 
The Dávila House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, January 17, 2016
1. The Dávila House Marker
Inscription.  
Edificio construido a inicios del siglo XVI por Francisco Dávila, oidor de la Real Audiencia y regidor de la ciudad. Única residencia de la colonia con capilla privada.

English translation:
This building was constructed at the beginning of the 16th century for Francisco Dávila, judge in the Royal Court and city councilman. This was the only residence of the colony with a private chapel.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraGovernment & PoliticsMan-Made Features.
 
Location. 18° 28.514′ N, 69° 52.974′ W. Marker is in Ciudad Colonial, Distrito Nacional, in Santo Domingo. Marker is on Calle Las Damas, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ciudad Colonial, Distrito Nacional 10210, Dominican Republic. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Pantheon of the Nation (a few steps from this marker); House of the Jesuits (within shouting distance of this marker); María Toledo Square (within shouting distance of this marker); Chapel of Our Lady of the Remedies
The Dávila House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, January 17, 2016
2. The Dávila House Marker
Unfortunately in this view the Dávila House is shaded by the "Pantheon of the Nation" across the street, but the marker can be seen just to the left of the lamp post in the middle of the photo.
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(within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Pantheon of the Nation (within shouting distance of this marker); The Residence of Treasurer Cristóbal de Santa Clara (within shouting distance of this marker); Christopher Columbus' Last Residence (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Palace of the Governors (about 90 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ciudad Colonial.
 
Chapel of Our Lady of the Remedies image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, January 17, 2016
3. Chapel of Our Lady of the Remedies
This chapel (see nearby marker) known as the Capilla de Nuestra Señora de los Remedios is the private chapel described in the marker and is just north of the Dávila House on Calle Las Damas.
The Dávila House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, January 17, 2016
4. The Dávila House Marker
This additional marker on the house reads: Casa que perteneció a Don Francisco Dávila, Regidor de la Ciudad de Santo Domingo, Restaurada por el gobierno constitucional 1974. (English: House that belonged to Francisco Dávila, Councilman of the City of Santo Domingo, Restored by the constitutional government in 1974.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 10, 2018. It was originally submitted on February 25, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 318 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 25, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.

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Oct. 3, 2022