Ciudad de Mexico, Ciudad de México, Mexico — The Central Highlands
First Monte de Piedad
On February 25, 1775 Pedro Romero de Terreros, Count of Regla and Knight of Caltrava opened his office to the public in this building as the Sacred and Royal Monte de Piedad de Ánimas. In memory of this event the Honorable Board of the present National Monte de Piedad, presided by Rafael Álvarez y Álvarez, President, Manuel Romero de Terreros, Secretary, and Eduardo de la Tijera, Supervisor, dedicates this marker on February 25, 1933.
Erected 1933 by Honorable Patronato del Nacional Monte de Piedad.
Location. 19° 26.179′ N, 99° 7.742′ W. Marker is in Ciudad de Mexico, Ciudad de México. Marker is on Calle San Ildefonso just west of Calle Loreto, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Mexican Congress (within shouting distance of this marker); The High College of Saints Peter and Paul (within shouting distance of this marker); Manuel Cervantes Imaz (within shouting distance of this marker); Francisco Javier Clavijero (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Captain Juan Chavarria de Valera (about 120 meters away); José Martí (about 120 meters away); Nidjei Israel Synagogue (about 150 meters away); Temple of Our Lady of Loreto (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ciudad de Mexico.
Regarding First Monte de Piedad. The Nacional Monte de Piedad is a not-for-profit institution and pawnshop whose main office is located just off the Zócalo, or main plaza of Mexico City. It was established between 1774 and 1777 by Pedro Romero de Terreros, the Count of Regla as part of a movement to provide interest-free or low-interest loans to the poor. It was recognized as a national charity in 1927 by the Mexican government. In the first decade of the 21st century, it is a fast-growing institution, with over 200 branches all over Mexico and plans to open a branch in every Mexican city. Adapted from Wikipedia
Categories. • Charity & Public Work • Colonial Era • Man-Made Features •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 28, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 28, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 28, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.