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House of José de Borda

 
 
House of José de Borda Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 10, 2018
1. House of José de Borda Marker
Inscription.

Casa de Jose de Borda
Construccion de estilo barroco sobrio del siglo XVIII, para el acaudalado minero Jose de Borda, quien costeo la Iglesia de Santa Prisca in Taxco, Guerrero. La construcción se inició en 1775 y se suspendió en 1778. El proyecto original nunca se concluyó y el edificio sufrió alteraciones según sus distintos usos posteriores.

En el siglo XIX alojó el Casino Español. En 1906 se destinó a baños públicos. En el primer tercio del siglo XX alojó el Salón Rojo, uno de los primeros cines en Mexico. Posteriormente, en su patio se hizo un pasaje comercial.

English translation:
House of José de Borda
Sober Baroque construction of the 18th century, for the wealthy miner José de Borda, who paid for the Church of Santa Prisca in Taxco, Guerrero. Construction began in 1775 and was suspended in 1778. The original project was never completed and the building suffered alterations according to its subsequent uses.

In the 19th century it housed the Spanish Casino. In 1906 it was destined for public baths. In the first third of the 20th century, it housed the Salón Rojo, one of the first cinemas in Mexico. Subsequently, a commercial area was constructed in the building’s patio.
 
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House of José de Borda and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 10, 2018
2. House of José de Borda and Marker
The marker is on the third column from the left on the building in this view, to the left of the main entrance.
Tesoro Artístico de México, A.C. y American Express.
 
Location. 19° 26.016′ N, 99° 8.264′ W. Marker is in Ciudad de Mexico, Ciudad de México. Marker is on Avenida Francisco I. Madero just west of Calle Bolivar, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Avenida Francisco I. Madero 33, Ciudad de Mexico, Ciudad de México 06000, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. José de la Borda (within shouting distance of this marker); Temple of the Professed or San José del Real (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Sebastián Lerdo de Tejada (about 120 meters away); The House of the Count of San Mateo Valparaiso (about 120 meters away); The Residence of Agustín Iturbide (about 150 meters away); House of José y Francisco Fagoaga y Villaurruña (about 150 meters away); The Museum of the Estanquillo (about 150 meters away); Hotel de la Gran Sociedad (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ciudad de Mexico.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 10, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 10, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 18 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 10, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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