From peaceful convent to bellicose military barracks

From peaceful convent to bellicose military barracks (HM1QE7)

Location: Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal 06900
Country: Mexico

N 19° 27.058', W 99° 8.217'

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De apacible convento, a bélico cuartel militar

Desde el siglo XVI y durante varios siglos, este edificio fue el convento de Santiago Tlatelolco. Luego, durante las guerras de Reforma, la iglesia fue saqueada y clausurada y su colección de libros fue enviada a diferentes destinos. Años más tarde, durante el gobierno de Porfirio Díaz, el claustro fue usado como prisión militar y en su extremo sur fue añadido el cuartel militar; en tanto el espacio de la iglesia fue usada como almacén de los Ferrocarriles Nacionales. Años después de la Revolución, durante la Decena Trágica el convento recibió un cañonazo en su pared oriental casi en la esquina sur. Fue prisión militar hasta el año de 1945-1948, cuando los arqueólogos dirigidos por Pablo Martinez del Rio y Antonieta Espejo iniciaron los trabajos de exploración del Templo Mayor. En 1958 Adolfo López Mateos decidió la construcción de la unidad habitacional Nonoalco Tlatelolco a cargo del arquitecto Mario Pani, quien desprendió la fachada principal del Tecpan para incorporarla al convento como fachada posterior. Estos muros de piedra encierran muchas historias. Pero, lo más importante: ¿Qué otras funciones tendrá este edificio en el futuro? Pie de dibujos:A través del tiempo este edificio fue cambiando su función, pasando de lo religioso a lo militar. ConventoCañonazoIglesia de SantiagoPrisión MilitarEnglish:Since the sixteenth century and for various centuries, this building acted as Santiago Tlatelolco's convent. Later, during the Reformation wars, the church was looted and shut down. Its book collection was sent to various destinations. Years later, under the Porfirio Diaz administration, the convent was used as a military prison. In its southernmost end, the military barracks was added; at the same time, the church space was used as a warehouse for National Railroads. Years after the Revolution, during the Decena Tragica, the convent received a blow from a canon in its eastern wall, almost in the southern center. It was a military prison until the years 1945-1948, when archeologists under the command of Pablo Martinez del Rio and Antonieta Espejo began the task of exploring the Main Temple. In 1958, Adolfo Lopez Mateos assigned the construction of the residential unit Nonoalco Tlatelolco to the architect Mario Pani, who separated the principal façade from the Tecpan in order to incorporate it into the convent as the back façade. These stone walls contain many stories. But the most important aspect is: What other functions might this building have in the future? English translation of the captions:During the course of time this building has changed its function, passing from religious to military uses.ConventDamage caused by a cannon strikeChurch of SantiagoMilitary Prison
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HM NumberHM1QE7
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Placed ByConaculta
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, January 6th, 2016 at 5:01pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14Q E 485625 N 2150732
Decimal Degrees19.45096667, -99.13695000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 19° 27.058', W 99° 8.217'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds19° 27' 3.48" N, 99° 8' 13.02" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 98B Almacenes, Ciudad de México Distrito Federal 06900, MX
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