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Puebla in Municipality of Puebla, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

The Oriental Bank Building

 
 
The Oriental Bank Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 1, 2017
1. The Oriental Bank Building Marker
Inscription.

Banco Oriental
Fue construido durante la primera década del siglo XX para albergar al “Banco Oriental de México”, llegando a ser la quinta institución en importancia del país gracias a sus operaciones comerciales y a la emisión de sus propios billetes, situación que duraría hasta 1916.

Es obra del arquitecto Alfredo Giles y del ingeniero Carlos Bello y Acedo quienes utlizaron una novedosa estructura de acero, el edificio tiene un estilo arquitectóníco ecléctico.

Posteriormente, funcionó como "Banco de México", "Cámara Textil", "Palacio de Gobierno del Estado" y "Tesorería del Ayuntamiento". Después de ser restaurado en 1906, fue destinado como "Edificio de Protocolos del Gobierno del Estado".

English:
The Oriental Bank Building
It was built during the first decade of the 20th century to house the "Banco Oriental de México", becoming the fifth most important institution in the country thanks to its commercial operations and issuing of its own bills, a situation that would last until 1916.

It is the work of architect Alfredo Giles and of engineer Carlos Bello y Acedo who used a new kind of steel structure; the building has an eclectic architectural style.

The building later served as "Banco de México", "Cámara Textil", "State Government Palace and
The Oriental Bank Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 1, 2017
2. The Oriental Bank Building Marker
The marker is somewhat difficult to see in this view, along the left side of the Oriental Bank Building. It is just to the left of a street sign. The other marker ("Portal Hidalgo") visible in this view is to the far left, mounted to a column of the Portal.
"Town Council Treasury". After being restored in 1906, it was designated as "Edificio de Protocolos del Gobierno del Estado" (State Government protocols building).
 
Erected by Gobierno Municipal de Puebla.
 
Location. 19° 2.629′ N, 98° 11.82′ W. Marker is in Puebla, Puebla, in Municipality of Puebla. Marker is on Avenida 2 Sur just south of Avenida 2 Oriente, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Puebla 72000, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Old Portal of the Audience (a few steps from this marker); Portal Hidalgo (a few steps from this marker); Granting the Coat of Arms to the City of Angels (1538) (within shouting distance of this marker); The Municipal Palace (within shouting distance of this marker); The Main Square and Fountain of San Miguel (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Plaza de la Democracia (about 150 meters away); The Oath to Independence in the City of Puebla... (about 150 meters away); First Speech by Francisco Madero in Puebla (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Puebla.
 
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Banco Oriental, Puebla, Mexico image. Click for full size.
3. Banco Oriental, Puebla, Mexico
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 22, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 20, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 20, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   3. submitted on January 22, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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