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

Juan Antonio de Urrutia y Arana

 
 
Juan Antonio de Urrutia y Arana Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 27, 2015
1. Juan Antonio de Urrutia y Arana Marker
Inscription.
El 26 de diciembre de 1726
se comenzó en la alberca, la obra de
introducción de agua potable que
surte a la ciudad, y se concluyó en la
caja distribuidora, situada en la cruz,
El 15 de octubre de 1735.

$131,081.00
costó la introducción del agua potable
a la ciudad, y la obra fue dirigida
personalmente por el Señor Marqués
de la Villa del Villar del Águila,
quien de su propio caudal donó para ella
$88,287.00

El 28 de marzo de 1843
se colocó la primera piedra de esta
fuente, y la estatua del Señor Marqués,
que se levantaba sobre la columna
central, fue destruida por una bala de cañón
en el sitio de esta ciudad el año de
1867.

El Pueblo Queretano
a su insigne benefactor
D Juan Antonio de Urrutia y Arana
Marqués
de la Villa del Villar del Águila,
erige este monumento,
en testimonio de gratitud.
1892

English translation:
On December 26, 1726
work began on the water tank
for the potable water system that
supplies the city, and finished in the
distribution tank, located at the cross
On October 15, 1735.

$131,081.00
was the cost of bringing drinking water
to the city and the work was directed
personally by the Marquis
de la Villa del Villar del Águila,
who of his own wealth
Juan Antonio de Urrutia y Arana Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 27, 2015
2. Juan Antonio de Urrutia y Arana Marker
donated for it
$88,287.00

On March 28, 1843
the first stone of this
fountain was laid, and the statue of the Marquis
that was erected over the central column
was destroyed by a cannon ball
during the siege of the city in the year
1867.

The People of Queretano
to their worthy benefactor
Juan Antonio de Urrutia y Arana
Marquis
de la Villa del Villar del Águila,
erect this monument,
in testimony of their gratitude.
1892

 
Erected 1892.
 
Location. 20° 35.58′ N, 100° 23.383′ W. Marker is in Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro, in Municipality of Querétaro. Touch for map. The monument is located in the Plaza de Armas at the intersection of Calles 5 de Mayo and Luis Pasteur. Marker is in this post office area: Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro 76000, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Arcade of Samaniego (within shouting distance of this marker); Ignacio Pérez (within shouting distance of this marker); Francisco León de la Barra (within shouting distance of this marker); Licenciado Lorenzo de la Parra (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); The House of the Lady of Zacatecas
Juan Antonio de Urrutia y Arana Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 27, 2015
3. Juan Antonio de Urrutia y Arana Marker
(about 120 meters away); Temple of the Congregation (about 150 meters away); Venustiano Carranza Garza (about 150 meters away); The Flor Baja Fountain (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santiago de Querétaro.
 
Regarding Juan Antonio de Urrutia y Arana. The siege of 1867 mentioned in the monument's text (where a cannonball destroyed the original statue) was the culminating battle of the French Intervention in Mexico. It took place between Mexican Republican and French Imperial armies from 6 March to 15 May, 1867. The Republican victory at Querétaro ended the War of the Second French Intervention. Emperor Maximilian I was captured and condemned to death by a court martial on June 14. He was executed by firing squad on the morning of June 19, 1867 at the Cerro de las Campanas.
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsCharity & Public WorkMan-Made FeaturesWars, Non-US
 
Juan Antonio de Urrutia y Arana Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 27, 2015
4. Juan Antonio de Urrutia y Arana Marker
Juan Antonio de Urrutia y Arana Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 27, 2015
5. Juan Antonio de Urrutia y Arana Marker
Although technically this plaza is the Plaza de Armas, locally it is known as the "Dog Plaza" (Plaza de los Perros) due to the dogs that make up part of the fountain.
A portion of the aqueduct built by Juan Antonio de Urrutia y Arana image. Click for full size.
By William Henry Jackson, 1891
6. A portion of the aqueduct built by Juan Antonio de Urrutia y Arana
Courtesy Library of Congress. Note the train passing under one of the aqueduct's arches.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 29, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 5, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 221 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 5, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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