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Morelia in Municipality of Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico — The Pacific Coast  (and Central Highlands)
 

Birth House of Morelos

 
 
Birth House of Morelos Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 27, 2019
1. Birth House of Morelos Marker
Inscription.  

Casa Natal de Morelos
Esta casa data de mediados del siglo XVII, en ella nació José María Morelos y Pavón, héroe de la Independencia de México. Pasó a manos de los agustinos quienes la utilizaron como hospedería y sufrió grandes transformaciones a finales del siglo XIX.

Es una casa sencilla de pequeña escala y de una sola planta organizada en torno a dos patios interiores de pequeñas dimensiones. La fachada estaba originalmente encalada lo cual hacía lucir los frontones neoclásicos sobre los vanos y la cornisa que remata la fachada.

Pie de dibujo: Planta Arquitectónica

English:
Birth House of Morelos
In this house, which dates from the mid 17th century, José María Morelos y Pavón, a Mexican Independence hero, was born. The house later became property of the Augustines and was used as a hostel. It underwent major remodeling toward the end of the 19th century.

It is a simple, small house with only one story organized around two small interior patios. The façade was originally whitewashed with lime and painted, higlighting the neoclassical pediments and cornice.

Caption:
Birth House of Morelos Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 27, 2019
2. Birth House of Morelos Marker
Architectonic plan
 
Erected by UNESCO, Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH) y Ayuntamiento de Morelia.
 
Location. 19° 42.053′ N, 101° 11.566′ W. Marker is in Morelia, Michoacán, in Municipality of Morelia. Marker is on La Corregidora just east of Matamoros, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Morelia, Michoacán 58000, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. José María Morelos (within shouting distance of this marker); The Lancasterian Normal Schools (within shouting distance of this marker); Benito Juárez Garcia (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Martyrs of Liberty (about 120 meters away); House of José Mariano y Nicolás Michelena (about 120 meters away); Adolfo Maillefert (about 150 meters away); Melchor Ocampo (about 180 meters away); Bisencio Varrocio Escallola (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morelia.
 
Categories. ArchitectureColonial EraMan-Made FeaturesPatriots & Patriotism
 
An additional marker at the Birth House of Morelos image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 27, 2019
3. An additional marker at the Birth House of Morelos
This additional marker is in the area where Morelos was born, later changed to the eastern entry gate to the house. It reads:

El Nacimiento
José María Morelos y Pavón

Según los documentos de la Orden de San Agustín, en este sitio para la época de 1765 se ubica una Casa de Salud adjunta al Convento de San Agustín por su viento oriente en la entonces calle de la Estampa (ver litografía museográfica), entre la tienda de comistrajos (abarrotes) y la casa prioral, atrás del convento referido, misma que en ese tiempo era atendida por el matrimonio de Don Lorenzo Sendejas y Cecilia Sagrero, quienes días después (04 de octubre) oficiaron como padrinos en el bautizo realizado por el Capellán de la Catedral y posible Tío paterno del héroe, Br. Francisco Gutiérrez de Robles. (Ver acta bautismal).

Razones para venir la maestra Doña Juana María al Llano (Abajo del templo del Señor del Prendimiento y junto al rio chiquito, nos indica la escritura de propiedad) a fin de dar su nacimiento en la referida Casa de Salud Agustina a su hijo José María Morelos…
Lo demás solo es leyenda…

English translation:
The Birth of José María Morelos y Pavón
According to the documents of the Order of San Agustín, in this place in 1765 was a Health Clinic located attached to the eastern side of the Convent of San Agustín, then the Calle de la Estampa (see museum map), between the sundries store and the Priory, behind the referred convent, which at that time was attended by the married couple Lorenzo Sendejas and Cecilia Sagrero, who days later (October 4) officiated as godparents at the baptism performed by the Chaplain of the Cathedral and possible paternal uncle of the hero, Francisco Gutiérrez de Robles. (See baptismal certificate)

This documental evidence leads us to believe that the teacher Juana María al Llano (Below the Temple of the Lord of the Capture and next to the small river, as indicated on the property deed) in order to give birth in the aforementioned Agustine Health Clinic to her son José María Morelos ...
The rest is legend ...
The previous location of the Birth House of Morelos image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 27, 2019
4. The previous location of the Birth House of Morelos
The actual house where Morelos was born no longer exists, but it is believed to have been in this area on the eastern portion of the current property.
An additional marker at the location of the birth of Morelos image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 27, 2019
5. An additional marker at the location of the birth of Morelos
The location includes an additional marker, which reads:

Aquí nacio para gloria de Mexico Jose Maria Morelos el 30 de septiembre de 1765

English translation:
Here was born for the glory of Mexico José María Morelos on September 30, 1765
A quote from Morelos about Valladolid, now Morelia image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 27, 2019
6. A quote from Morelos about Valladolid, now Morelia
Behind the featured marker is this quote from Morelos about the city of his birth, Valladolid, later changed to Morelia in his honor. It also includes a replica of Morelos' signature. It reads:

Donde yo naci fue el jardin de la Nueva España

English translation:
"Where I was born was the garden of New Spain"
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 9, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 31, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 31, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   3. submitted on February 9, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   4, 5, 6. submitted on January 31, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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