Zocalo, City of Mexico
Collection: Americas

Title

Zocalo, City of Mexico

Subject

Plaza de la Constitución (Mexico City, Mexico)

Description

On verso:
No. 222. ZOCALO, CITY OF MEXICO.
The -center of the Plaza de la Constitution in the city of Mexico is occupied by the pretty Zocalo Garden, where a band plays every evening. Almost all the electric lines start in this square because of its central location. The square has on the north side the Cathedral and the Sagrario Metropolitano or parish church, on the east side the National Palace, containing the Hall of the Ambassadors, the Senate Room and many of the government offices. On the south side are the City Hall and other municipal buildings.
From the Zocalo excursions may be made into the highly interesting environs of the capital. A short ride takes the visitor to the palace of Chapultepec, finely situated on a rocky hill at the end of the Paseo de la Reforma. This palace, occupied by President Diaz and the National Military School, is surrounded by a grove of old cypresses, 120 feet high and 10 to 12 feet thick. A monument in memory of the cadets who fell here against the Americans in 1847, is decorated with flowers by the American residents on Memorial Day, and the graves of the American soldiers are covered with flowers by the Americans.
A8523

Creator

[Ingersoll, T. W. (Truman Ward)]

Source

Canton Township Carnegie Library, Canton KS, USA

Publisher

Canton Township Carnegie Library, Canton KS, USA

Format

image/jpeg

Language

English

Type

Stereographs

Identifier

222



Citation
[Ingersoll, T. W. (Truman Ward)], “Zocalo, City of Mexico,” Digital Canton, accessed January 18, 2022, https://canton.digitalsckls.info/item/534.
Original Format

Stereograph

Physical Dimensions

7 x 3.5 inches