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Casa del Sol

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CasaDelSol
Photo: Centro de Coyoacán

The Casa del Sol is a private home that’s not open to the public. It’s best known for having been the home of Miguel Ángel de Quevedo, the famous architect, engineer, and naturalist.

It’s name likely comes from the plaque honoring Venustiano Carranza. He’s the president credited with having written and promoted the 1917 Constitution among other things. The Mexican Forestry Society placed the plaque here in part because of the support Venustiano Carranza gave to Miguel Ángel de Quevedo and his projects. Among these, most prominently is the nearby Viveros of Coyoacán.

The home was once part of the Panzacola Ranch. This was watered by the Magdalena River which passes nearby. Much of the ranch and the home were donated by Quevedo to begin the Viveros forestry project. He died in Mexico City in 1946.

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