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

Fountain of the Verdolagas

 
 
Fountain of the Verdolagas Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 26, 2018
1. Fountain of the Verdolagas Marker
This marker with updated text replaced an older marker in 2018.
Inscription.  
Fuente de las Verdolagas
Construida en 1897 en la actual calle de Ezequiel Montes, es una de las más de 40 fuentes que se distribuyeron en los barrios de Querétaro. La fuente y la calle en la que se encuentra fueron conocidas como “de las Verdolagas” porque aquí, en la zona más próxima al río, solían sembrarse campos de alfalfa, lechuga, jícama y sobre todo, verdolagas.

English:
Fountain of the Verdolagas
Built in 1897, this caja de agua (literally "water box") is one of more than 40 that were distributed throughout all quarters of Querétaro. Both the fountain and the street where it is located were known as “de las Verdolagas”, because here, in the area closest to the river, fields of alfalfa, lettuce, jicama and, above all, verdolagas (purslane) were planted. Today the street is called Ezequiel Montes.
 
Erected 2018 by Municipalidad de Querétaro.
 
Location. 20° 35.735′ N, 100° 23.955′ W. Marker is in Santiago de Querétaro
The previous Verdolagas Fountain Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 23, 2018
2. The previous Verdolagas Fountain Marker
This marker was replaced soon after February 2018. It read:

Fuente de las Verdolagas
Se construyó a iniciativa del Ayuntamiento y fue inaugurada el 18 de marzo de 1897. Está fabrícada en cantera y mampostería; arriba del arco de mediopunto, hacia el exterior, está la cabeza de un perro y arriba una cornisa en cuya parte superior apreciamos un remate en forma piramidal. El techo esta sostenido por vigas de madera. Don Bernardino Rodríguez donó el terreno para su construcción, sobre la antigua calle de las Verdolagas.

English:
Verdolagas Fountain
This fountain was built at the initiative of the Town Council and was inaugurated on March 18, 1897. It is made of stone and masonry. Above the midpoint arch, facing outwards, is the head of a dog and above it there is a cornice in whose top part can be seen a pyramid-shaped cap. The roof is supported by wooden beams. Don Bernardino Rodriguez donated the land for its construction, on the long-established Calle de las Verdolagas.
, Querétaro, in Municipality of Querétaro. Marker is on Calle Ezequiel Montes just south of Avenida Universidad, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Calle Ezequiel Montes 120A, Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro 76000, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Temple and fountain of Santa Ana (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Félix Nabor Osores de Sotomayor García (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Benjamin N. Velasco Military Institute (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Temple and former Convent of Capuchins (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Manuel de la Peña y Peña (approx. half a kilometer away); Last Prison of Maximilian (approx. half a kilometer away); Birthplace of Manuel Montes Collantes (approx. half a kilometer away); Temple and former Convent of the Carmelites (approx. half a kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santiago de Querétaro.
 
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Fountain of the Verdolagas and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 26, 2018
3. Fountain of the Verdolagas and Marker
Verdolagas Fountain and the previous marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 23, 2018
4. Verdolagas Fountain and the previous marker
Verdolagas Fountain wooden beams supporting the roof image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 23, 2018
5. Verdolagas Fountain wooden beams supporting the roof
Verdolagas Fountain detail image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 23, 2018
6. Verdolagas Fountain detail
Note the wearing on the left-hand side from years of removing water from the fountain by buckets.
Verdolagas Fountain dog's head, unfortunately damaged image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 14, 2018
7. Verdolagas Fountain dog's head, unfortunately damaged
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 6, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 26, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 55 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on August 6, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   2. submitted on February 26, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   3. submitted on August 6, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on February 26, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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