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

El Mexicano Fountain

 
 
El Mexicano Fountain Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 31, 2018
1. El Mexicano Fountain Marker
This marker with updated text replaced an older marker in 2018.
Inscription.
Fuente El Mexicano
Esta fuente o caja de agua, que formó parte del sistema hidráulico de Querétaro, se llamó así por estar sobre la antigua calle de El Mexicano, hoy 16 de Septiembre. De su estructura original se conservan el pilancón de cantera y un mascarón adosado a la pared. Se ubicó cerca de los colegios jesuitas de San lgnacio de Loyola y San Francisco Javier.

English:
Fountain El Mexicano
This caja de agua (literally "water box"), which was part of the Querétaro water distribution system, was named for its location on the former street El Mexicano, today known as 16 de Septiembre. Nearby were several inns for muleteers and the Jesuit colleges of San Ignacio de Loyola and San Francisco Javier. Of its original structure only the pool of cantera (a type of rock native to Mexico) and a figurehead attached to the wall are still preserved.
 
Erected 2018 by Municipalidad de Querétaro.
 
Location. 20° 35.742′ N, 100° 23.256′ W. Marker is in Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro, in Municipality of Querétaro. Marker is on Calle 16 de Septiembre, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Calle 16 de Septiembre 100, Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro 76000, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers.
The previous El Mexicano Fountain Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 29, 2016
2. The previous El Mexicano Fountain Marker
This previous marker was replaced in 2018. Its text read:

Fuente El Mexicano
No hay datos de la fecha en que se construyó, pero se conserva en buen estado luciendo su graciosa arquitectura, como testimonio de las pilas por medio de las cuales se distribuía a la ciudad el agua limpia que llagaba (sic, llegaba) de la Cañada a través del Aqueducto.

English:
El Mexicano Fountain
There are no records as to the date it was built, but it has been preserved in good conditions. Its peculiar architecture is of particular note, as a testimony to the stacks (sic, fountains or tanks) used to distribute clean water to the city which flowed down from the Ravine along the Aqueduct.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fountain of Cantoya (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); Fountain of Garmilla (about 180 meters away); Temple of Santiago and Jesuit Colleges (about 180 meters away); The Waterway of the Sad Indian (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Venustiano Carranza Garza (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Licenciado Lorenzo de la Parra (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Temple of the Congregation (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Portal of Samaniego (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santiago de Querétaro.
 
More about this marker. The marker was replaced in 2018 with updated text but in the same location as a marker with the same name. The marker also mentions that the area is part of the Zone of Historical Monuments of Querétaro (Zona de Monumentos Históricos de Querétaro) as part of its designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
 
Categories. ArchitectureColonial EraMan-Made Features
 
El Mexicano Fountain Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 1, 2018
3. El Mexicano Fountain Marker
This view shows the updated marker to the right of the fountain.
The previous El Mexicano Fountain Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 29, 2016
4. The previous El Mexicano Fountain Marker
The 'figurehead attached to the wall' of the El Mexicano Fountain, mentioned in the marker text image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 31, 2018
5. The 'figurehead attached to the wall' of the El Mexicano Fountain, mentioned in the marker text
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 11, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 29, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 220 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 11, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   2. submitted on September 29, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   3. submitted on April 11, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   4. submitted on September 29, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   5. submitted on April 11, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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