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Santiago de Querétaro in Municipality of Querétaro, Querétaro, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

The Fountain of the “Little Plates”

 
 
The Fountain of the "Little Plates" Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 7, 2017
1. The Fountain of the "Little Plates" Marker
Inscription.
Fuente de los Platitos
Graciosa construcción circular, cubierta de pequeños trozos de platos de porcelana en blanco y azul, al centro, espiga columna de dos cuerpos que soporta la diminuta taza. La obra se realizó por Don Daniel Mendoza durante la administración del Gobernador Noradino Rubio, al norte del río Querétaro, antes conocido como "La otra Banda".

English translation:
Fountain of the Little Plates
This is a graceful circular construction, covered with tiny pieces of blue and white porcelain plates. In the center, a two-piece column shaft supports the tiny cup. It is the work of Don Daniel Mendoza, done during the administration of Governor Noradino Rubio, on the north of the Queretaro River, formerly known as "The Other Band".

 
Location. 20° 35.927′ N, 100° 23.68′ W. Marker is in Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro, in Municipality of Querétaro. Marker is at the intersection of Calle Invierno and Avenida Universidad, on the left when traveling south on Calle Invierno. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro 76000, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Querétaro Railroad Station (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Del Carmen Temple and Convent
The Fountain of the "Little Plates" and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 7, 2017
2. The Fountain of the "Little Plates" and Marker
(approx. 0.4 kilometers away); House of Mariano Lara (approx. half a kilometer away); Tribute to Juan Antonio de Urrutia y Arana (approx. half a kilometer away); Temple and Convent of San Antonio (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Manuel de la Peña y Peña (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Benjamin N. Velasco Military Institute (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Monument Dedicated to "La Corregidora" (approx. 0.6 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santiago de Querétaro.
 
Regarding The Fountain of the "Little Plates". The marker mentions that the park was created during the administration of the Governor of Querétaro Noradino Rubio. He was governor from 1939 to 1943.
 
Categories. ArchitectureCharity & Public WorkWar, Mexican-American
 
An example of the mosaic work of the park image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 7, 2017
3. An example of the mosaic work of the park
An additional marker to the Children Heroes of Chapultepec in the park image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 7, 2017
4. An additional marker to the Children Heroes of Chapultepec in the park
This additional marker from 1942-1943 indicates that the park was originally dedicated to the Children Heroes from the Battle of Chapultepec of the Mexican American War.
A mosaic with the names of Mexico's Children Heroes at the Fountain of the "Little Plates" image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, May 21, 2017
5. A mosaic with the names of Mexico's Children Heroes at the Fountain of the "Little Plates"
Juan de la Barrera
Francisco Marquez· Juan Escutia
Agustín Melgar · Vicente Suarez
Fernando Montes de Oca
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 5, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 1, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 55 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 1, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   5. submitted on July 5, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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